The First World War, the Universities and the Professions in Australia 1914–1939

Kate Darian-Smith, Edward James WAGHORNE

Melbourne University P | Published : 2019


Australia's extraordinary contribution to World War I extended well beyond its military forces to the expertise of its universities and professional men and women. Scientists and engineers oversaw the manufacture of munitions and the development of chemical weapons. Doctors sustained soldiers in the trenches, and treated the physically and psychologically damaged. Public servants, lawyers and translators were employed in the war bureaucracy, while artists and writers found new modes to convey the trauma of war. The graduates and staff of Australia's six universities-Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Tasmania, Queensland and Western Australia and Queensland-were involved in this expansion of exper..

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