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Monash University Publishing
01 September 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. All over the world there were Dunera lives, those of men and women who passed through the upheavals of the Second World War and survived to tell the tale. Here are some of their stories.

A contribution to the history of Australia, to the history of migrants and migration, and to the history of human rights, these two volumes put in the public domain a story whose full dimensions and complexity have never been described.

'In the way it traces the lives of 'Dunera boys' before, during and after internment, Dunera Lives: Profiles is narrative history in one of its most engaging and moving forms.' - Raimond Gaita
By:   Ken Inglis, Bill Gammage, Seumas Spark, Jay Winter
With:   Carol Bunyan
Imprint:   Monash University Publishing
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 245mm,  Width: 170mm, 
Weight:   800g
ISBN:   9781925835656
ISBN 10:   1925835650
Pages:   512
Publication Date:   01 September 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Ken Inglis was an Adjunct Professor at Monash University, and Emeritus Professor at the Australian National University. He is one of Australia's most admired and warmly regarded historians. Bill Gammage was a student, colleague and friend of Ken Inglis. He studied at the Australian National University, and taught Australian and Pacific history at the Australian National University and the universities of Papua New Guinea and Adelaide. Seumas Spark is a Dean of Arts Research Fellow at Monash University. Jay Winter is Charles J. Stille Professor of History Emeritus at Yale University, and a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Monash University. Carol Bunyan was born in and raised near Hay, a sixth generation resident of the district. She studied history at the Australian National University in Canberra, where she now lives. A former public servant, her interest in Hays history and museums led to her on-going Dunera research project.

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