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Explore the history of some of Brisbane's historic homes commandeered to house people and provide working environments during World War II.
In 1942, Brisbane's modest population of 335,000 was greatly affected as US servicemen flooded the city following the rapid expansion of Japanese forces throughout the Pacific. This sudden expansion necessitated the building of camps to accommodate troops and the commandeering of many buildings to house people and provide working environments.
Explore the history of some of Brisbane’s historic homes commandeered by the Australian and U.S. forces during World War II to assist the war effort.
After the talk, visitors can stay to explore the Memorial Galleries - embarking on an interactive journey from World War I to today, before taking time to reflect on the remarkable stories of bravery and sacrifice in the tranquil parklands.