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The popular culture of long distance love

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Singleton Public Library

8-10 Queen Street

Singleton, NSW 2330

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Stories of long distance relationships permeate our popular literature, films and music. Using examples from library collections, this talk will show how the tangible evidence of long distance love has changed over the past 130 years from hand-written letters and carte de visite portraits to the digital era, which has had a profound effect on the nature and style of communication. After World War II, travelling for love became an international phenomenon, when an estimated 15,000 Australian war brides crossed the seas to join the men they had met during the war. While Internet-based communication is popular and more immediate, it is not necessarily more intimate nor satisfying.

Join Alison Wishart for an exploration of long distance love.

Hosted by Singleton Public Library.

Proudly presented as part of the History Council of NSW’s Speaker Connect program for History Week 2017, supported by Create NSW.

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