Posts Tagged ‘Anzac’

Radio documentary based on Anzac Memories

The documentary “Searching for Hector Thomson” will be broadcast as a feature on ABC Radio National ‘Hindsight’ on Sunday 20 April at 1pm (and Thursday 24 April at 1pm). It was scripted and narrated by Prof. Alistair Thomson for ABC producer Michelle Rayner. The documentary in based on a chapter in the new edition of his…

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Anzac Eve Event: The War Turned Upside Down

The War Turned Upside Down: Changing the Way We Remember 1914 -1918 24 April 2014 at 5:30pm (for 6pm)  The Queen’s Hall, State Library of Victoria Monash University in association with the State Library Foundation of Victoria and Cambridge University Press Cordially invite you to the launch of the Cambridge History of the First World War. Speakers include Professor Jay Winter, The Honourable Ted Baillieu…

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New website traces war in the desert

Australian tourists travelling through Lebanon and Egypt will have a better understanding of the role of Australian soldiers during both world wars with the help of a new website.  With funding from the Council for Australian-Arab Relations, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Monash University PhD candidate and researcher Rebecca Wheatley from the National Centre for Australian Studies,…

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Plans to digitise repatriation files will change the way we think of the Great War

By Bruce Scates In the lead-up to Remembrance Day, the Australian Minister for Veterans’  Affairs and his New Zealand counterpart will issue a joint announcement. To mark the centenary of 1914-18, the governments of both countries will digitise a  sample of repatriation records – medical, pension and correspondence files dealing with the men and women who returned from…

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Searching for Hector Thomson – Anzac Memories Revisited

by Alistair Thomson Sometimes you can’t write the history that needs to be told. In 1986, the draft first edition of my book Anzac Memories reported that my grandfather, Hector Thomson, contracted malarial encephalitis while serving with the Light Horse in Palestine during the Great War, and that after the war he was ”in and out of…

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Lest we forget: Remembrance and Anzac teaching, learning and research at Monash

As Remembrance Day approaches, find out what Monash has to offer in Remembrance and ANZAC teaching, learning and research. With a wealth of academic expertise this area, find out about the breath of courses, research, resources and events at Monash. National significance: deepening knowledge of and learning about Australians at War On Remembrance Day, November…

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