Dunera Lives: Profiles Book Launch (Zoom)


The Dunera Boys are an intrinsic part of Australia’s World War Two story; the injustices they suffered in British internment camps at Hay, Tatura and Orange is well-known. Less familiar is what happened to them after.

Following on from Dunera Lives: A Visual History, Dunera Lives: Profiles presents the life stories of seventeen Dunera boys, a Queen Mary deportee, and two figures who loomed large in their lives. A contribution to the history of this country – and of migration and human rights, this new volume contains tales of untold dimensions and complexity.

Presented with Monash University Publishing and moderated by author Elliot Perlman, our launch will feature Professors Glyn Davis and Jay Winter plus Senior Curator and Collection Manager Eleni Papavasileiou, who will showcase works from our Dunera and Internment collection.

Image: George Chodziesner, Chanukiah, 1940, Australia. 

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