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NORTHERN ANZACS

NORTHERN ANZACS

SOCIETY NEWS: 7 JUNE 2018

A NEW HISTORY: NORTHERN ANZACS

The Cairns Historical Society is thrilled to announce the publication of a brand new book, Northern Anzacs: how the First World War shaped Far North Queensland.

The book traces the lives and wartime experiences of the men and women from this region who signed up to serve in the First World War. It also looks at the ways local communities supported the war effort and the experiences of war veterans on their return home.

The book is the result of painstaking research by authors Pauline O’Keeffe and Gordon Grimwade, who have tracked down stories and images from families and collections throughout the region, including those held by the Cairns Historical Society.

The book is now on sale at the Cairns Museum bookshop or you can buy a copy here for $35.00 + postage.

The Society acknowledges the Financial assistance provided by  the Premier’s Department through the Queensland Advisory Committee for the Commemoration of the  Anzac Centenary (QACCAC) through the Spirit of Service Grants Program, and from Cairns Regional Council, Mareeba Shire Council and Tablelands Regional Council Regional Arts Development Fund. 

Money from the sales of Northern Anzacs: how the First World War Shaped Far North Queensland will be used to fund more Far North Queensland historical publications.

If you would like to know more about the book, please use the form below to send us a inquiry.

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