Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies Australia

WA: August 2016 Lecture Dr Leigh Straw - The Mental and Physical Scars of War

  • 25 Aug 2016
  • 19:45 - 22:00
  • Lecture Room, Army Museum of Western Australia, Burt Street, Fremantle


  • Cost of $5 includes:
    Light refreshment after the lecture

August 2016 Lecture:

Thursday 25th August (7.45 pm)

RUSI WA AGM: 7.00 pm

The Mental and Physical Scars of War: Western Australia's WWI Returned Servicemen

Dr Leigh Straw will talk on the research for her forthcoming book, After the War: World War One and Returned Soldiers in Western Australia. The book, contracted to UWA Scholarly Publishing, has a particular focus on the difficulties some returned servicemen faced in relation to mental treatment, tuberculosis, and suicide. It's based on a very sad family story which led her into researching the lives of returned servicemen.     

Dr Leigh Straw
Senior Lecturer, Aboriginal and Australian Studies
The University of Notre Dame Australia

Dr Leigh Straw is the Discipline Coordinator of Aboriginal Studies and teaches across the History program. She is the author of several fiction and non-fiction works including 'Drunks, Pests and Harlots: Criminal Women in Perth and Fremantle, 1900-1939'. Leigh is the author of The Worst Woman in Sydney: The Life and Crimes of Kate Leigh (NewSouth Books, 2016) and a forthcoming war history contracted to UWA Scholarly Publishing.


 Venue: Lecture Room, Army Museum of Western Australia, Burt Street, Fremantle

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Cost of $5 includes light refreshment after the lecture

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