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’.
Below is a short extract from my upcoming book Histories of Controversy: Bonegilla Migrant Centre (available for pre-order now). Each chapter addresses … More