A night in the JOL: the Queensland homefront, 1914–1918

Staff dressed for John Hicks & Co. Float in a patriotic procession, Brisbane, 1916. John Oxley Library. Image no 203558.

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Much is known and celebrated about the exploits of Australian soldiers during the Great War. Far less is understood of the society they left behind and how the ordeal of waging war transformed it. Join historians Professor Raymond Evans and Mr Mark Cryle in conversation with Ian Townsend as they discuss the deep-seated social conflicts that intensified under the stress of wartime conditions. Collections from the John Oxley Library will be on display.

A night in the JOL is a monthly series delving into Queensland’s rich and diverse history. The next event is on 20 May, and will take a look at oral histories.

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Tue 22 Apr 2014, 6:00 pm - 07:30 pm
John Oxley Library Reading Room, level 4, State Library
Free, bookings required.
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