WHAT WILL STUDENTS EXPERIENCE AT THE MACARTHUR MUSEUM?
Students who visit the Museum will learn the inspiring story of how a “country town” of 300,000 people rose to its greatest challenge when Brisbane became headquarters for General Douglas MacArthur, Commander of the forces in the South West Pacific during World War Two.
Our exhibits introduce topics such as children’s contributions to the war effort, women’s participation in the war both in the home and in the workplace, entertainment during the war, the war’s impact on Brisbane transportation, as well as the role of the three branches of the armed forces. Exhibits also include war brides, intelligence work done in Brisbane, the “Battle of Brisbane,” Japan and Korea.
Our video of Brisbane at War will show the students what the city looked like and how the arrival of thousands of troops changed a country town into a garrison city with soldiers and sailors everywhere.
By pre-arrangement with our Education Co-ordinator prior to your visit, you and your class may also –
Should you prefer, we will accommodate an alternative activity, where possible.
See “Arranging a Visit” to learn how you and your class can discover what it was like in Brisbane at a significant time in this City’s history.