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The Brisbane Line

June 9 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm


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In 1943 the Australian public became aware of a rumoured plan to abandon all of Australia, north of Brisbane, to the Japanese in the event of an invasion. Denied by Politicians and Military Chiefs alike, the ‘Brisbane Line’, as it became known, was given more credence when General MacArthur referred to it in a GHQ communiqué.

Darryl Schmidt, a member of the United Service Club, will deliver a presentation on the ‘Brisbane Line’ asking – was it a defence perimeter to counter a potential invasion, or a convenient platform used by two men to achieve their individual goals?

Darryl is a retired soldier of 31 years service in the Australian Army, seeing service with the United Nations in East Timor. When not sitting as a panel member in the Minor Civil Disputes section at QCAT, Darryl’s other interests include Golf and Freemasonry. Darryl has previously given this presentation at the United Service Club where he is a member.

Booking is essential.


June 9
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm


The Royal Historical Society of Queensland


Commissariat Store Museum
115 William St
Brisbane, 4000 Australia
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