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A land fit for heroes? Shattered Anzacs and the legacy of World War I

Booked out
Thursday 29 May 2014, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Free
Cowen Gallery
Level 2a, Main entry, Swanston St
Has wheelchair access

To mark the Anzac centenary of 1914–18, the Australian and New Zealand governments are digitising a sample of repatriation records of men and women who returned from World War I. These records form part of one of the richest series of medical records in the world and will offer historians new perspectives on the lives of returned servicemen and women.

Join our two expert speakers as they look through the lens of these newly digitised records to better understand of the legacies of war for veterans and their families, and for Australian society then and now.

 

Speakers:

Professor Bruce Scates, Chair of History and Australian Studies at the National Centre for Australian Studies, Monash University

Professor Al Thomson, Professor of History at Monash University