The Military History Society of New South Wales Incorporated presents

Australian War Brides

By Ms. Eleanor Limprecht

Ms. Eleanor Limprecht will be sharing with us about the research which she did into Australian war brides who went to America during WWII in order to write her novel, The Passengers.

She will talk about the war brides in their nineties whom she met in America and the variety of challenges that many (more than 10,000) Australian women had to overcome in order to marry American GIs, travel to America on ‘bride ships’ and then settle into a foreign country post-WWII.

Eleanor Limprecht is an author and writing teacher. The Passengers is her third novel. She works as a sessional academic at UTS, where she received her Doctorate in Creative Arts. Her first novel, What Was Left, was shortlisted for the Australian Society of Literature Gold Medal. Her second novel, Long Bay, was based on the true story of an abortionist in the early 1900s who was convicted of manslaughter and gave birth to a daughter while a prisoner in Long Bay Women’s Reformatory.

Eleanor Limprecht was born in the US and grew up in the US, Germany and Pakistan before moving to Australia in 2002.


Saturday 3rd November 2018, 2.00pm – 3.00pm


Liverpool Room, Level 4, City of Sydney RSL, 561-567 George Street, Sydney

Although entry is free, a gold coin donation is appreciated. RSVP is essential by Wednesday 31st October 2018 as numbers are restricted.

Call the President (Robert Muscat) on 0419 698 783 or email

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