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Sappers and Shrapnel exhibition

A quick visit this afternoon to the Art Gallery of South Australia to see their special exhibition, Sappers and Shrapnel (11 November 2016-29 January 2017). This exhibition juxtaposes arts and crafts made by soldiers in conflict zones with contemporary Australian and New Zealand art on war. 107 more words

Opposing War: Women’s Protest in World War I

By Judith Smart

The following is the text of a lecture given by Judy Smart to the Brunswick Coburg Anti-conscription Commemoration Committee, 3 May 2016. It is reproduced here with the author’s permission.  6,516 more words

Anti-war

Contrasting Colonization in Grand Ronde and Belgium: Reverend Croquet and Cardinal Mercier

The story of the tribes of the United States is one of colonization and disenfranchisement. For hundreds of years, the tribes were subject to pressures from newcomers to their lands. 1,858 more words

Custer and Gall, Jellicoe and Heisenberg and the Monkey Wrench

This week’s musings are a little more esoteric than usual, but there it is.  While we note the birth of Martin Van Buren on 5 December 1782, of Clyde Cessna in 1879, of Walt Disney in 1901, the patenting of nitrocellulose in 1846, and the end of Prohibition in the United States in 1933, today your intrepid researcher chooses some more closely related persons to expound upon…and things like pipe wrenches that your intrepid researcher and consistently failed plumber owns but cannot use. 1,228 more words

History

Remembering the Barnbow Tragedy: 100 Years Ago Today

  • by Louise Birch, Local and Family History, Leeds Central Library

Leeds Central Library’s recent exhibition The Barnbow Story in Pictures used photographs taken from the munitions factory to give insight into the lives of the women who worked there. 2,448 more words

Leeds History