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“Are We Internationally Minded?” Everyday Cultures of Australian Internationalism in the mid-20th Century


Darian-Smith, K and Elder, C and Paisley, F, 'Are We Internationally Minded?' Everyday Cultures of Australian Internationalism in the mid-20th Century, Journal of Australian Studies, 43, (4) pp. 405-411. ISSN 1444-3058 (2019) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/14443058.2019.1704171


On 22 August 1932, Australian activist Mildred Muscio, an advocate for world peace and disarmament, presented a radio broadcast on Sydney’s station 2BL as part of the League of Nations Week organised by the League of Nations Union. The substance of her talk, titled "Are We Internationally Minded?", was reprinted in the Sydney Morning Herald over the next two weeks. In her broadcast, Muscio, who emphasised the importance of pacifism as the interconnection between all peoples in a globalising world, had declared disarmament the only hope for humankind. To be internationally minded was, for Muscio, simply a matter of "sanity".

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Item Type:Contribution to Refereed Journal
Keywords:internationalism, Australia, universities; twentieth century, interwar
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:138065
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:College Office - CALE
Deposited On:2020-03-23
Last Modified:2020-03-24

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