Voices from the Archive: German Internees in Australia, 1914-1920

Voices from the Archive: German Internees in Australia, 1914-1920

The Library’s collection of papers of ‘enemy aliens’ interned in camps in Australia during WWI includes diaries, letters, newspapers, theatre programs and photographs. Join historian Gerhard Fischer and Cat Moir as they discuss the collection with curator Anna Corkhill and why the stories are so important.

image od a selection of random open books and letters
Wednesday
14 November 2018 6pm to 7:30pm

Price

General Admission: Free
State Library Friends Member: Free

Location

Metcalfe Auditorium, Ground Floor
Macquarie Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Australia

 

The Library’s collection of papers of ‘enemy aliens’ interned in camps in Australia during WWI includes diaries, letters, newspapers, theatre programs and photographs. Sydney University students have translated selected items from the collection from German into English to help us understand and interpret the experiences of internees in Australia.

Join historian Gerhard Fischer, an expert on Australia’s wartime internment policies, and Cat Moir, Lecturer in Germanic Studies at Sydney University and academic leader of the translation project, as they discuss the collection with curator Anna Corkhill and why the stories students have been discovering are so important.

 


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