War Brides

Event details

Events and Exhibitions

Date & time

20 April 2021

10:00 am


National Archives Queensland Office
16 Corporate Drive
Cannon Hill QLD 4170



Come and learn about the history of war brides over the course of both World War I and World War II and find out about the fascinating records held in the National Archives.

Many Australian women left their country to move overseas in order to marry their beloved soldier, and a large number of women also migrated to Australia to marry their Australian serviceman. The National Archives holds passenger lists for the transports arranged, known as the ‘bride ships’, and correspondence held within repatriation files.

Do you have a war bride in your family history?

Bookings essential. The research centre will not be open on this day.