Women's Stories - Anzac Square Memorial Galleries professional development

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Teachers and educators are invited to join State Library of Queensland's Anzac Square staff for an online professional development session. Expand your knowledge and explore the unique contributions of Queensland women who served overseas and at home during World War I and World War II.

While their loved ones fought in faraway lands, at home in Queensland and elsewhere, wives, mothers and girlfriends dealt with the consequences of war. With creativity and resourcefulness, they managed family responsibilities alone, coped with resource shortages, and contributed in whatever way they could. Some enlisted in the Australian Army Nursing Service and saw active service overseas. Others threw themselves into fundraising activities, volunteered to care for wounded soldiers, or protested for peace. Many lived in anxious anticipation of their loved ones’ return, facing their fears and the trauma of loss.

Discover treasured mementos of intimate relationships and shared experiences, and unique objects and documents that reflect the work of women as fundraisers, correspondents, performers, and providers of comfort and care. These carefully curated items reveal a personal and purposeful response to uncertain times.

Delivered live online via Zoom, a question and answer session will follow the presentation.

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