Please select state chapter:ACT,NSW,QLD,SA,TAS,VIC,WA
August 2016 Lecture:
Thursday 25th August (7.45 pm)
RUSI WA AGM: 7.00 pm
“The Mental and Physical Scars of War: Western Australia's WWI Returned Servicemen”
Dr Leigh Straw will talk on the research for her forthcoming book, After the War: World War One and Returned Soldiers in Western Australia. The book, contracted to UWA Scholarly Publishing, has a particular focus on the difficulties some returned servicemen faced in relation to mental treatment, tuberculosis, and suicide. It's based on a very sad family story which led her into researching the lives of returned servicemen.
Dr Leigh Straw
Senior Lecturer, Aboriginal and Australian Studies
The University of Notre Dame Australia
Dr Leigh Straw is the Discipline Coordinator of Aboriginal Studies and teaches across the History program. She is the author of several fiction and non-fiction works including 'Drunks, Pests and Harlots: Criminal Women in Perth and Fremantle, 1900-1939'. Leigh is the author of The Worst Woman in Sydney: The Life and Crimes of Kate Leigh (NewSouth Books, 2016) and a forthcoming war history contracted to UWA Scholarly Publishing.
Venue: Lecture Room, Army Museum of Western Australia, Burt Street, Fremantle
RSVP – RUSI WA Secretary: Telephone: 9311 2232 (Office hours - Thursdays)
or E -mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cost of $5 includes light refreshment after the lecture
Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies - Australia Ltd (RUSIDSS-A) is supported by:
Contact details:Peter McDermott, Company Secretary RUSIDSS-A.
Queries on website and membership: email@example.com
Mail address: CP3-1-155 PO Box 7912 CANBERRA BC ACT 2610. Telephone: 02 6266 3446.
Special Thanks: The RUSIDSS-A of Australia gratefully acknowledges the support of the Department of Defence for its continuing assistance.
Queries on website and membership: Our major sponsor, Rolls-Royce Australia, underwrites the production of this website.