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Battlefront Innovations and the Engineer’s War

June 3, 2016 @ 12:00 am - 1:00 am

Join the City of Sydney Historical Association and professional historian Nicole Cama, as she traces the inventive engineering and innovations of World War I. From toy tanks and patriotic badges, to message rockets, battlefront inventions and the Anzac brand, Cama investigates the many designs, trade marks and patents registered during the First World War.
The diverse records held at IP Australia and Australia’s other cultural institutions have not only revealed these hidden inventions, but also the pervasiveness of the war itself and its impact on the home front. Some Australians saw it as their duty to innovate at such a crucial time, while Anzac trade marks illustrate the potency of the ‘Anzac spirit’ and how it was adopted to sell and promote products. Overall, the quirky designs produced during this period reflect changing attitudes to the war; some manifested in items of patriotic support, while others made trinkets of hope and loss.


Cost: Members $3.00. Non-Members $5.00

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