Distant Lines in Philip Bacon Heritage Gallery

Image: Red Cross Society in Biggenden, 1918, C. H. Powell, John Oxley Library, SLQ.

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While Queensland may have been distant from the front lines, the repercussions of the First World War conflict were deep and long lasting on the home front.

Learn more about the stories of Queenslanders at home through State Library’s extensive collections of posters, photographs, records, letters and programmes.

Trace the early stages of the war from recruitment and conscription campaigning to the darker side of patriotism; racism, censorship and propaganda, and appreciate how women contributed as fundraisers, Red Cross volunteers, and medical professionals.

Explore the years of uncertainty and separation, and the disenchantment and continuing hardship for those who made it back home.

Don't miss a Distant Lines exhibition tour every Wednesday at 11am, starting in SLQ Gallery.

Starts:
4th Apr 2015 10:00am-5:00pm
Runs:
Every day, until 15th Nov 2015
Venue:
Philip Bacon Gallery, level 4, State Library, Stanley Place, South Bank
Cost:
Free, no bookings required
More information:
Signature Program
(07) 3840 7768
signatureprogram@slq.qld.gov.au

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