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May 2018

‘Harbin-Route Russian-Australians: A New History’

15 May @ 7.00 am - 8.00 pm
The Little Russian Club, 15 Trafalgar St
Brisbane, QLD 4102 Australia
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Did you know that many Russian-Australians were born in China, or are descendants of Russians from China? Harbin, a major junction city on the Chinese Eastern Railway was home to a huge population of RussIans from 1898 to the mid-1960s. These communities survived the control of the Qing dynasty Empire, the Republic of China, Manchukuo and the People's Republic of China in this period before migrating to Australia. Jayne Persian, USQ Lecturer in History shares her fascinating new research into…

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‘WWI, Conscription and the Propaganda War’

15 May @ 1.00 pm - 2.00 pm
Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street, East Melbourne
Melbourne, VIC Australia
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Attempts to introduce conscription during World War I were hugely controversial. The ensuring debate has been described as the most divisive and violent in our history, with a bitter propaganda war conducted by both sides. In this lecture historian Margaret Anderson explores the graphic propaganda created during these years and explains its imagery.

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