‘Searching for Hector Thomson’, which I scripted and narrated for ABC producer Michelle Rayner, was broadcast as a documentary feature on ABC Radio National ‘Hindsight’ on 20 and 24 April 2014, and can be heard via this podcast link at any time.
The documentary in based on a chapter in the new edition of my book Anzac Memories. It’s about war’s lingering consequences, family secrets and healing histories, and how Repatriation files in the National Archives transform our understanding of the Great War and its impact.
I’ve also produced this 3 minute digital history which tells a parallel women’s history – click here for ‘Finding Nell Thomson’.
And you can read online this review of Anzac Memories by historian Joan Beaumont, in Australian Book Review Online at: https://www.australianbookreview.com.au/abr-online/current-issue/116-may-2014-no-361/1948-selling-the-anzacs
Australian Lives: An Intimate History – a new type of oral history book
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Podcast lecture about Australian Generations project
In June 2014 I delivered a public lecture about the Australian generations oral history project at … Continue reading Podcast lecture about Australian Generations project
Anzac Memories – on ABC radio and in the Age
Listen to a Hindsight documentary about the new edition of Anzac Memories: Living with the … Continue reading Anzac Memories – on ABC radio and in the Age
Anzac Memories – new edition
The past never alters but history and memory change all the time. Thirty years after … Continue reading Anzac Memories – new edition
Monash Students Making Histories
Check out these fabulous digital histories on the Museum Victoria (MV) Tertiary showcase and in … Continue reading Monash Students Making Histories
Moving Stories – shortlisted for a NSW Premier’s Literary Award
My book Moving Stories: an intimate history of four women across two countries (UNSW Press) … Continue reading Moving Stories – shortlisted for a NSW Premier’s Literary Award