My Father’s Wars podcasts

Podcasts of My Father’s Wars, created by Elaine Acworth, are now available on the QANZAC100 website. Elaine, a playwright and dramatist, was one of the State Library of Queensland’s 2015/2016 QANZAC100 Fellows, and developed these dramatic works based on her personal journey to discover the story of Bill Acworth – her father, and soldier of the two world wars. In addition to the QANZAC100 website, all five podcasts can be found on YouTube.

Lieutenant William Snowden Acworth on the boat deck of the Karmala, returning to Australia, 1919. Photograph courtesy of Elaine Acworth

Lieutenant William Snowden Acworth on the boat deck of the Karmala, returning to Australia, 1919. Photograph courtesy of Elaine Acworth

On 8 September 2015, Elaine spoke at State Library’s Under the skin event, where she presented and discussed her research to date, along with other QANZAC100 Fellows:

A digital story further explores Elaine’s year as a QANZAC100 Fellow:

The My Father’s Wars podcasts were funded by the Queensland ANZAC Centenary Grants program and supported by the State Library of Queensland’s QANZAC 100: Memories for a New Generation project.

Further reading

My Father’s Wars – a daughter’s story

Playwright’s theatre of war

Robyn Hamilton – Coordinator, QANZAC Content, State Library of Queensland