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Dr Janet Butler Academic, Archaeology

Janet Butler is an award winning historian whose research explores the personal accounts of Australians at war to shine new light on - and ask different questions about - this aspect of our nation's history.

Her book Kitty's War, based on the diaries of First World War army nurse Kitty McNaughton, has been awarded a number of medals and prizes.
In 2013 Janet was awarded an Australia Council for the Arts Literature Grant to support the writing of her next book, Writing the Desert War - a history of the Australians in the Imperial Camel Corps.

Her research was featured in the ABC series The War That Changed Us.

Janet is a frequent guest speaker at commemorations and events, and an interviewee on radio and television.