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Trauma, Memory and Madness: Experiences in Post-WWI Australia - 13 June 2012

Trauma, Memory and Madness: Experiences in Post-WWI Australia - 13 June 2012

Jen Hawksley. Join war historian, Jen Hawksley, from the University of Wollongong, to discuss aspects of her research into Australian parents who were institutionalised after losing thier son/s during the First World War and returned soldiers who were treated in hospitals for shell shock and other war-related psychological conditions. Jen will conceptualise an unprecedented national trauma at the microcosm of the individual patients, their families and the doctors who tried to treat a generation permanently scarred by war.

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