Friday 8 September 2017 | 10.30am – 12 noon
AUSTRALIA WILL BE THERE VICTORIANS IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR (1914-1919)
Public Program: Lecture, Dr Bruce Pennay OAM
THE SOCIAL IMPACTS OF WW1 ON REGIONAL COMMUNITIES
In line with the Shrine of Remembrance Touring Exhibition, Australia Will be There: Victorians in the First World War (1914 – 1919)
A local history perspective on the social impact of WW1 on regional communities
Fighting the Great War on the Home Front from North-east Victoria and the Border Regions. During the centenary of the Great War much has been done on retracing the war’s battle fronts and home fronts.Here Bruce Pennay looks to what was happening in the North-east, paying particular attention to the conscription referenda which divided communities in 1916 and 1917.
Associate Professor Bruce Pennay’s interests focus on two broad topic areas: the cultural heritage of the NSW/ Victorian border region; and post-war immigration history and heritage. He has been particularly attentive to the impact of the two world wars on the region and has explored in several places the importance of the Bonegilla Reception and Training Centre. He is based at Charles Sturt University.
Places are limited so please call the gallery on 03 5722 0865 to secure your spot or book now!
image: Bruce Pennay