Childhood at war: Victory in the Pacific

Childhood at war: Victory in the Pacific


Thu 6 Oct


Booking required


Childhood at war: Victory in the Pacific

Join State Library of Queensland staff to discover the profound impact World War II had on an entire generation of Queensland children.

This free professional development webinar is intended for all teachers, educators and those in the education sector.

Bookings for this event are essential, please register below.

A link will be sent to your registered email address to attend the event live on the day.

*This webinar will be recorded and made available after the event. 

For an entire generation of Queenslanders, childhoods were plagued with the absence of their older brothers, their fathers, and their uncles, and a strange new ‘normal’ was established.

With the passing of the 75th Anniversary of Victory in the Pacific, State Library has focused on capturing the variety of experiences that Queenslanders faced on the home front as well as in the armed forces. Their memories of the war and the announcement of peace provide a fascinating lens through which to view this momentous event in recent history.

This professional development links to the ACARA curriculum - Year 10 WWII (ACDESH109 - The impact of World War II, with a particular emphasis on the Australian home front, including the changing roles of women and use of wartime government controls (conscription, manpower controls, rationing and censorship)

Image credit: Group of soldiers, three men and two women, celebrating V.J. Day (Victory in Japan) in the Botanic Gardens, Brisbane. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Negative number: 34286.

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