My Father's Wars podcasts

My Father's Wars Podcast YouTube Playlist

Podcasts of My Father's Wars, created by Elaine Acworth, are now available on the QANZAC100 website. Elaine, a playwright and dramatist, was one of the State Library of Queensland’s 2015/2016 QANZAC100 Fellows, and developed these dramatic works based on her personal journey to discover the story of Bill Acworth – her father, and soldier of the two world wars. In addition to the QANZAC100 website, all five podcasts can be found on YouTube.

Lieutenant William Snowden Acworth on the boat deck of the Karmala, returning to Australia, 1919. Photograph courtesy of Elaine Acworth

On 8 September 2015, Elaine spoke at State Library's Under the skin event, where she presented and discussed her research at that time, along with other QANZAC100 Fellows:

Under the Skin: 2015 Q ANZAC 100 Fellows discuss their research to date.

A digital story further explores Elaine's year as a QANZAC100 Fellow:

The My Father’s Wars podcasts were funded by the Queensland ANZAC Centenary Grants program and supported by the State Library of Queensland’s QANZAC 100: Memories for a New Generation project.

Further reading

My Father's Wars - a daughter's story

Playwright's theatre of war

My Father’s Wars Podcasts: Episode 1 – so when dad died…

My Father’s Wars Podcasts: Episode 2 – “Lessons Learned”

My Father’s Wars Podcasts: Episode 3 – On the floor behind the driver.

My Father’s Wars Podcasts: Episode 4: 1st stroke of the whip

My Father’s Wars Podcasts: Episode 5: …and we sat upon the dead for there was nowhere else…


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