Negotiating the End of War

Past panel discussion

Drawing links between World War I and the 21st Century, join a panel discussion on Brisbane Women Peace Activists from 1914–1939. Presented by the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), the oldest women's peace organisation in Australia, the event will see the launch of an associated booklet featuring key Brisbane women who were active in the opposition to World War I and the two referendums on conscription for overseas service held in 1916 and 1917.


Dr Deborah Jordan, WILPF historian on women's role in negotiating the end of World War I
Larissa Waters, Former politician on the role (or not) of Parliament in declaring war
Dr Susan Harris-Rimmer, Griffith University Associate-Professor on the relationship of this topic to the work of women peace activists of today.

Refreshments provided.

This project is proudly funded by the Brisbane History Grants Program 2016–17 from Brisbane City Council.


Old Government House


Thursday, 1 March 2018


1:00pm – 3:30pm


Free | RSVP by 26 February