for cohorts who were denied the opportunity to openly express othernesss (beyond trivial renditions of ethnicity), it’s not unexpected that their ‘internal worlds’, rather than clearly identified public spaces, should be richer and unarchived.
Conference Report: Oral History Australia 2017
The Oral History Australia Conference was held last week in sunny Sydney (13-16 September). I was torn between wanting to scurry … More
Benalla and the Victorian Heritage Register: Expanding the Boundaries of Migrant Heritage
They are motivated by a desire to publicly remember the trials of their mothers, single working migrant women. Accordingly, many are also motivated by a sense of exclusion and injustice. However, not all the stories they voice are negative, although they do have the potential to challenge existing notions of post-war migrant ‘welcome’.
Nobody’s Sons: Migrant Protest at Bonegilla
July 12 was another emotional night of history telling and listening. I was afforded the opportunity to speak at Museo … More