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Landmark women: Christine Waring

Christine Waring, milliner

Landmark Women, 23 October 2015

Christine describes her love of hats, learning and teaching millinery, opening her studio and working in Australia and overseas. Includes an appraisal of the latest fashion hats and accessories.

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art, craft, culture, history

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Landmark women: Dr Judy West

Dr Judy West, Executive Director, Australian National Botanic Gardens

Landmark Women, 18 September 2015

Judy talks about her love of the country and her work as a botanist across Australia and at CSIRO and the Australian National Botanic Gardens.

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botany, plants, science, urban

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Landmark women: Robyn Hendry

Robyn Hendry, Chief Executive Officer, Canberra Business Chamber

Landmark Women, 21 August 2015

Robyn on business, tourism, the growth of the capital over 30 years and Canberra career women hitting their stride.

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Canberra, business, industry, women

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Internment during World War I in Australia

Nadine Helmi, author; Jono Lineen, National Museum of Australia

Life on the Home Front Symposium, 7 August 2015

Nadine Helmi (author of The Enemy At Home: German internees in WW 1 Australia) and curator Jono Lineen discussed internment in general and the internment of Germans in particular during the First World War in Australia.

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conflict, nation

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War and Peace on the Home Front

Dr Melanie Oppenheimer, Flinders University, and Dr Bart Ziino, Deakin University

Life on the Home Front Symposium, 7 August 2015

Melanie Oppenheimer discussed the role of volunteers and in particular the Australian Red Cross during the First World War. Bart Ziino discussed the conscription debate and people’s anxiety about their loved ones at the front.

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conflict, nation

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The Shattered Anzac

Katy Mutton, visual artist; Dr Elizabeth Roberts-Pedersen, University of Western Sydney

Life on the Home Front Symposium, 7 August 2015

Katy Mutton discussed her artwork on the history of the soldier settlements in Red Cliffs, Victoria. Elizabeth Roberts-Pedersen examined the notion of the shattered Anzac through the lens of military psychiatry and post-traumatic stress disorder.

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conflict, nation

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The August Offensives on Gallipoli and their echoes in Australia

Brad Manera, Executive Manager of the Anzac Memorial, Hyde Park, Sydney

Life on the Home Front Symposium, 7 August 2015

Senior historian and curator Brad Manera gave the keynote address re-examining some of the key battles at Gallipoli, and how information about the fate of casualties was conveyed to family members back in Australia.

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conflict, nation

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Censorship, suffering, and shellshock in World War I reporting

Dr Fay Anderson, Monash University; Dr Janda Gooding, National Museum of Australia; with an introduction by Dr Mathew Trinca, Director of the National Museum of Australia

Life on the Home Front Symposium, 7 August 2015

Janda Gooding introduced the theme of this session before Fay Anderson discussed Australian war correspondents who reported on and also experienced physical and psychological trauma. She also looked at the relationship between truth and censorship.

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conflict, nation

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Landmark women: Dr Jennifer Gall

Dr Jennifer Gall, musicologist, National Film and Sound Archive

Landmark Women, 17 July 2015

Jennifer describes the rich musical history of Mugga Mugga Homestead, Lanyon Homestead and Calthorpe’s House in the Canberra, and demonstrates works from different eras on her violin.

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colonial, history, music

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Landmark women: Marion Le AM

Marion Le AM, human rights advocate and lawyer

Landmark Women, 19 June 2015

Marion talks about growing up in New Zealand, her passion for teaching and multiculturalism and her continuing work with migrants and refugees.

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conflict, journey, migration

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