Upstairs Bar, The National Hotel 98 High Street, Fremantle 6160 DATE: Monday 15 September 2014
TIME: 5.30pm for 6pm
TOPIC: Off to War: Images and Imaginings from World War One
WITH: John Dowson COST: Gold coin donation John Dowson, photographic historian, will discuss images from his new pictorial book, Off to War: WWI 1914-1918, due for release in October.
John’s new book extensively uses original photographs and posters to allow our imaginations to appreciate how over 400,000 Australians went to war 100 years ago in the “War to end all wars.” Although cameras were banned in many situations, there is ample photographic evidence of how Australians were recruited, trained, embarked and convoyed across the oceans. And, propaganda posters played a key role in promoting morale and ‘moral’ behaviour. Background: John Dowson has written five books on Fremantle and one on Albany. He has been a history and English teacher all his life, in Perth, Sydney, the USA, UK, and France. He has lived in the West End of Fremantle near the National Hotel for 24 years. Drinks will be available for purchase in the Upstairs Bar
Introduced by Dr Lise Summers, President, History Council of Western Australia
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The Fremantle History Society has much pleasure in announcing a research scholarship to celebrate its 20th anniversary. The scholarship supports the Fremantle History Society’s objectives and in particular encourages new research relating to Fremantle’s history.
The scholarship is open to anyone interested in pursuing the highest level of research and writing and will require the completion of a written work, the format of which can be negotiated but will most likely take the form of a monograph of up to 10,000 words to be published by the Fremantle History Society.
Click below for details and for an application form. Applications close Friday 12 September 2014. The recipient of the scholarship will be announced at Fremantle Studies Day, Sunday 26 October 2014.
FINALFremantle History Society RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIP
Please forward applications to the Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org
Capturing the Enemy is a special heritage exhibition to be held in the Rottnest Island Salt Store from Anzac Day to mid-August.
This year marks the centenary of the commencement of World War One and Rottnest Island Authority is hosting an exhibition of photographs taken on Rottnest Island in 1914 and 1915 when it was an internment camp for enemy aliens. German and Austrian Slav (mainly Croatian) men and boys, held in the internment camp between August 1914 and November 1915 are shown in the familiar landscapes of the Island, along with Australian soldier guards and Aboriginal men, brought to the island as extra labour.
This exhibition runs daily from 25 April – 31 August, at the Salt store 10 – 3pm