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WWII at Home Launch: Kate Darian-Smith and Julie Willis in Conversation

This panel webinar will commemorate Victory in the Pacific (VP) Day and the launch of WWII At Home, an interactive online platform that explores 18 sites of significance that represent the transformative impact World War II had on Victoria.

This event, hosted by National Trust Advocacy Manager Felicity Watson, brings together two of Australia’s leading experts in the social and design transformations that occurred during and as a result of World War II, Professor Kate Darian-Smith of the University of Tasmania, and Professor Julie Willis of the University of Melbourne.

Moderated by Tim Leslie, Board Member, Centre for Architecture Victoria | Open House Melbourne, the speakers will explore the impact of World War II on Victoria through local responses to the war effort, how we reflect and remember the sacrifices of war, and the post-war rejuvenation and blossoming of modern Australia.

Photo: ICI House, by Wolfgang Sievers – courtesy Bates Smart.



This event marks the launch of the WWII at Home website, funded by the Victorian Government as part of a state-wide program to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. The WWII at Home website has been developed by the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) in association with the Centre for Architecture Victoria | Open House Melbourne.

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