In teaching about internment practices in Australia most curriculum centres around the Cowra outbreak in New South Wales during World War II, but did you know that Queensland had its own internment and interrogation centres for both wars?
Drawing from State Library’s digital collection of military stories, diaries, letters, photographs, and artefacts, this session will explore the rationale and reasoning behind the internment of foreign-born Queenslanders, the impact of internment on local communities, and the people, places and stories that underpin the Queensland war experience.
Register now to learn more about Queensland’s response to the 'threat' of ‘enemy aliens’ from countries at war with Australia, to add more of the Queensland story to your World War I and World War II lessons this term.
Bookings for this event are essential.
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- Wed 15 Feb