Janet Roberts Billett is a freelance historian specialising in oral history. Her background has been in teaching, specifically history and politics. In 2004 Janet completed and published Memories of War: Members of The Naval and Military Club recall World War II. Since 2011 Janet has worked with Cooee History and Heritage, conducting oral history interviews into diverse topics – the Australian Army Rugby Union Team, Sigma Pharmaceuticals centennial history, the Lost Dogs’ Home centenary exhibition. Jan serves as a Committee member of the Pipeclay Club and Military History and Heritage Victoria.
This week commemorates the end of the Second World War in Europe, seventy-two years ago, when after six long years, the Allies were victorious.
While more than forty Australian civilian nurses had served officially in the Boer War (1899 -1902) in South Africa, the outbreak of World War I on 4 August 1914 brought […]