The Gates of Memory: Australian People's Experiences and Memories of Loss and the Great War

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Curtin University Books, 2004 - Social Science - 304 pages
This book is an elegant and evocative cultural history that explores the meanings, for ordinary Australians, of loss and memory during the First World War. It tells the moving and often poignant stories of those who lost loved ones, and of the succeeding generations who lived with the memories of these losses. The Gates of Memory invites us to reconsider the places of loss, memory and mourning in Australia's past and makes a significant contribution to our historical knowledge of war and memory.

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One of the first books produced by the new partnership between Curtin University Books and Fremantle Arts Centre Press, The Gates of Memory represents a significant new addition to the body of ... Read full review


Chapter One A Cruel Purgatory
Chapter Two The Woman in Black

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DIANE E. KIRKBY is Reader in History at La Trobe University, Australia. TANJA LUCKINS is Research Associate at the School of Historical and European Studies, La Trobe University, Australia.

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