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Delve into the large collections of original letters, postcards and diaries related to the First World War that State Library staff and an army of volunteers have meticulously itemised and digitised.
Our dominant images of the war come from the written word. The war not only inspired great quantities of poetry and fiction but, taking place as it did in an era of mass literacy, also generated an enormous body of correspondence between soldiers and their loved ones.
Join Dr Robert Keane, Associate Professor W. Ross Johnston and Dr Robert Hogg as they explore Queensland’s experience of The Great War through the gems they’ve discovered in State Library’s collections and elsewhere.
For those looking for more insights into the First World War, attend a special tour of the Distant Lines exhibition in SLQ Gallery on level 2 led by guest speaker Dr Robert Hogg at 5.30pm.
This event is part of A night in the JOL, a monthly series of talks delving into different aspects of Queensland’s rich and diverse history.
Image: John Bain Moncrieff studio portrait, 1914-1916 John Oxley Library, SLQ Acc: R98/6.
- Tue 18 Aug 2015, 6:00 pm - 07:30 pm
- John Oxley Library Reading Room, level 4, State Library
- Free, bookings required
- More information:
(07) 3840 7887