This presentation examines how World War One was experienced in Victoria. It draws on personal letters and diaries to tell a story of the war as an individual, familial, and communal trial. Through an examination of anxieties over loved ones at the front, it offers new ways of understanding the costs of the war and the capacities of Victorians to meet and endure its demands.
Dr Bart Ziino teaches history at Deakin University. His previous book was A distant grief: Australians, war graves and the Great War.
This talk is free. To book call the library on 8325 1950.