Passages to India: military linkages with Queensland

Gehrmann, Richard (2013) Passages to India: military linkages with Queensland. Queensland Historical Atlas, Aug 2013. pp. 1-5.

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There is a past history of intercolonial connections, and of the many links that existed between the subordinate elements of the British Empire. The movement of soldiers to India through Queensland space was a routine facet of military life in colonial times. Many British soldiers were posted from Britain to Australia and then on to India, spending decades of their lives in the colonies. Other soldiers settled in Australia at the conclusion of their Indian service. After Federation Queenslanders lived in India of the Raj as military nurses, soldiers, and airmen in both world wars and in peace time. Former Indian POWs recuperated in Queensland after their liberation from the Japanese. The links with India declined as the empire declined. The military association between Australia and India ended in 1947 with Indian independence.

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Additional Information: Copyright © Richard Gehrmann, 2013. This publication is copyright. It may be reproduced in whole or in part for the purposes of study, research, or review, but is subject to the inclusion of an acknowledgment of the source.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Arts and Communication
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2013 23:35
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2017 04:51
Uncontrolled Keywords: raj; war; military; soldiers; Australia; India; Afghan
Fields of Research : 21 History and Archaeology > 2103 Historical Studies > 210303 Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
16 Studies in Human Society > 1606 Political Science > 160604 Defence Studies
21 History and Archaeology > 2103 Historical Studies > 210302 Asian History
Socio-Economic Objective: A Defence > 81 Defence > 8101 Defence > 810102 Army
C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9505 Understanding Past Societies > 950503 Understanding Australia's Past

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