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Australian Gallipoli Prisoners of War

January 1, 1970 @ 10:00 am

Despite the focus on the Gallipoli campaign, little is known about the experiences of the Australians captured at Gallipoli and imprisoned in Turkey for 3 ½ years. Based on ten years of research in the Australian, British and Turkish archives, this presentation examines the identity of these men, their various experiences in Turkey and challenges some of the myths that developed about them – that few returned home and that their experiences were similar to those experienced by the POWs captured by the Japanese in the Second World War.
Dr Jennifer Lawless is currently the manager of History curriculum in NSW. She was granted two Australian Military History scholarships and an Endeavour Fellowship to research the topic in Australia, Britain and Turkey. Many of the Turkish sources have never before been translated into English.

Presenter: Dr Jennifer Lawless
Date: Thursday 27 February, 12.30pm start
Cost: Free of Charge, gold coin donation welcome


January 1, 1970
10:00 am

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