Shell-shocked: Australia after Armistice

31 January 2014 to 6 May 2014

Cobb and Co
27 Lindsay Street
Toowoomba QLD 4350

Tour schedule

Opens:
31 January 2014
Closes:
6 May 2014
Location:

Cobb and Co
27 Lindsay Street
Toowoomba QLD 4350

Milinary class for war widows, 1919.
Milinary class for war widows, 1919. (NAA: A7342, ALBUM 1)

At 5am on 11 November 1918, on a train outside Paris, the armistice to end World War I was signed. It marked the end of a conflict that left 200,000 Australians dead, injured or maimed, and a generation in shell shock.

Following the immediate jubilation marking the end of World War I, soldiers came home to a different reality. Shell-shocked: Australia after Armistice explores how the community dealt with the lingering effects of the war over the next 20 years.

Feel the grief and uncertainty of the mother unable to find out the fate of her son for two years. Discover what the future held for the brave nurse wounded on the field as she treated a casualty. Follow the journeys of soldiers as they resettled after the horrors of battle.

This exhibition tour is supported by Visions of Australia

Visions of Australia

Copyright National Archives of Australia 2014