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Remembering Migration


Darian-Smith, K and Hamilton, P, Remembering Migration, Remembering Migration: Oral Histories and Heritage in Australia, Palgrave Macmillan, K Darian-Smith and P Hamilton (ed), Cham, Switzerland, pp. 1-14. ISBN 978-3-030-17750-8 (2019) [Research Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/978-3-030-17751-5_1


The experiences of migration are key to Australian oral history collections held in national and state institutions, and in community-based organizations. These memories have been widely utilized in research projects, books, radio programmes, websites, films and documentaries, museum collections and exhibitions, and heritage sites associated with migration. Digital technologies have had a recent impact on memory practices relating to migration. This chapter surveys these developments in Australia, arguing that oral testimonies have influenced the commemoration of migration to Australia, and contributed to public debates about migration, multiculturalism and the reception and treatment of refugees and asylum seekers.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:migration memory, oral histories, migration heritage, Australian migration history
Research Division:History, Heritage and Archaeology
Research Group:Historical studies
Research Field:Australian history
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Understanding past societies
Objective Field:Understanding Australia's past
UTAS Author:Darian-Smith, K (Professor Kate Darian-Smith)
ID Code:135058
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Office of the School of Humanities
Deposited On:2019-09-25
Last Modified:2020-09-18

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