Exhibition section for the WWII Secret Base museum in Charleville (QLD)

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Dupre, Karine
Abreu Novais, Margarida
yang, elaine
Wales, sasha
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2020
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Research Background The exhibition displayed at the WWII Secret Base museum in Charleville (QLD), is the result of archival research and interviews with the community, aiming at unveiling what was the life of the base during the war. Specifically, our section concerns the life of the Charleville community during war time.

Research Contribution New knowledge has been produced based on the findings from archives and consultation with community members. Specifically, we have found the story of the first Aboriginal pilot in Australia and that of his wife, who contributed to the war effort in being a truck driver. In consultation with the Aboriginal relatives and Qld Museum (Brisbane), we have secured the rights to tell their stories and show some of their pictures. We have also designed and created new exhibit furnitures to provide an interactive experience, where the visitors can leave some of their comments and share their stories.

Research Significance This exhibit has been approved by the Aboriginal community and Murweh Shire Council. It contributes to the outback history and builds up social learning.So far it has received more than 1,000 visitors although it has not yet been launched. The official opening is planned for May 2021 with federal government representatives.

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Tourism

Australian history

war history

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Dupre, K; Abreu Novais, M; yang, E; Wales, S, Exhibition section for the WWII Secret Base museum in Charleville (QLD), 2020

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