Dunera Lives: Profiles, Monash University Publishing, Melbourne, 2020
The story of the “Dunera Boys” is an intrinsic part of the history of Australia in the Second World War and in its aftermath. The injustice these 2000 men suffered through British internment in camps at Hay, Tatura and Orange is well known. Less familiar is the tale of what happened to them afterwards. Following on from volume one Dunera Lives: A Visual History (2018), Dunera Lives: Profiles continues the saga in life stories.
This second volume of Dunera Lives presents the voices, faces, and lives of 20 people, who, together with nearly 3000 other internees from Britain and Singapore, landed in Australia in 1940 … (blurb)
The book is reviewed for Honest History by Stephen Holt. Dunera Stories website and online gallery. Dunera Association website. Online launch of the book, 3 September. Review by Frank Bongiorno in Inside Story.
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