Brisbane at War 1899-1918Barry Shaw
Brisbane at War 1899-1918 is the Brisbane History Group’s twenty-sixth volume of papers. In total there are eleven chapters. All were mostly delivered at BHG functions. Two are from a seminar entitled ‘For Queen and Empire: Queensland and the South African War 1899–1902’ held on 26 May 2012 and seven were delivered at our seminars ‘Brisbane and World War I’ held on 6 September 2014 and 3 October 2015. An additional two papers were delivered elsewhere. Written by amateurs, professionals and academics, the chapters offer a diverse range of subjects.
• The importance of military medicine during the Second South African War
• The Dutch attitudes and responses to the Boers and British and their decision to adopt a ‘neutral’ position
• The story of the twelve Brisbane Grammar School old boys who fought in the Second South African War and World War I and many more.