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Centenary book: stories from a hundred war memorials

February 20, 2014

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There are more than 12,000 war memorials across the length and breadth of Australia – and La Trobe University photojournalists are documenting stories about 100 of these, from cities to outback towns, in every state and territory. The ambitious project is for a book to be published around Remembrance Day, as part of this year’s […]

La Trobe scholar wins NSW Premier’s History Prize

September 13, 2013

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La Trobe University historian and author Dr Janet Butler has won this year’s NSW Premier’s Australian History Prize for her book Kitty’s War, based on the diaries of World War One army nurse, Sister Kit McNaughton. The $15,000 award, one of Australia’s top history prizes, was announced last night. The judges described Dr Butler’s work […]

‘Kitty’s War’ – new insight into women at the battlefront

April 8, 2013

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It was a baptism of wartime fire that turned Kit McNaughton into Australia’s first plastic surgery nurse… The amazing achievements of Australian women in World War One – overlooked for a long time by historians – are now finding their rightful place in the pantheon of our war heroes, thanks to writers like La Trobe’s […]