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A night in the JOL: the Queensland homefront, 1914–1918

Event Information

  • 22 Apr 2014 6:00pm
  • State Library of Queensland
  • Brisbane
  • Queensland
Other Information
  • Cost: Free, bookings required

Much is known and celebrated about the exploits of Australian soldiers during the Great War. Far less is understood of the society they left behind and how the ordeal of waging war transformed it.

In April at State Library of Queensland, join historians Professor Raymond Evans and Mr Mark Cryle in conversation with Ian Townsend as they discuss the deep-seated social conflicts that intensified under the stress of wartime conditions. This talk is part of ‘A night in the JOL’, a monthly series delving into Queensland’s rich and diverse history. Guests will have an opportunity to join the discussion and get up close to collections on display from the John Oxley Library.