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Resilience in the wake of war

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National Archives of Australia

Members Dining Room 3, Old Parliament House

18 King George Terrace

Parkes, ACT 2600

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Hear the stories of individuals who transcended the experience of war to build new lives through their determination and resilience. Our panel of speakers will discuss the various ways in which people turned their trauma into positive life-enhancing achievements. Inspired by the Archives’ forthcoming online exhibition, 1918: A different life.

Speakers:

Dr Laura Cook - Exhibitions curator, National Archives of Australia

Dr Ian Hodges - Historian, Department of Veteran's Affairs

Curtis McGrath OAM - Gold medal Paralympian and ex-Australian Army combat engineer

Leesa Kwok - RSL LifeCare Manager and Invictus Games Ambassador


Free, bookings essential.

5.30pm refreshments

6–7.30pm panel discussion




National Archives of Australia

Members Dining Room 3

Old Parliament House

18 King George Terrace

Parkes ACT 2600


For more information– bit.ly/naaevents

Image: David Fletcher Jones (1895–1977) (left) with his friend Stan and their hawker’s wagon, 1918. Courtesy of the Jones Family Collection.

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Parkes, ACT 2600

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