Category Archives: WW2 and Internment

Material about WW2, internment and Loveday Internment Camp

An invitation: hear about my “Women and War” project for SLQ

Are you curious about what happened during wartime in Australia?  Follow the progress of the 2018 Q ANZAC 100: Memories for a New Generation Fellows Elaine Acworth, Dr Anastasia Dukova, Dr Martin Kerby and Deborah Terranova as they bring to life memories and … Continue reading

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From Brisbane trainee nurse to U.S. war bride.

How different was the life of a young woman in Australia during World War II? Personal diaries are a wonderful way to rediscover the day-to-day activities of our past. In this 1941 diary, twenty-year-old Elvie Geissmann records her first year as … Continue reading

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The War Diaries of Nurse Taylor

In 1941 a young Brisbane nurse began recording the events of the war in these dainty little cloth-covered notebooks. For four long years, while working and studying, she never failed to note what happened. Like to read more? Go to … Continue reading

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Queensland Women and War research project

In July 2018, the State Library of Queensland awarded me a research fellowship for my project, “Queensland women and war: a multicultural perspective of the experiences of female civilians during World War II”. For the project I am seeking to … Continue reading

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