Mary Martin Booksellers
Mary Martin Booksellers
Mary Martin Booksellers
MaryMartinBooksellers
Back Book Title Captured lives : Australia's wartime internment camps

USD 39.95
(Book Not in Ready Stock, will take 45-60 days to source and dispatch)

Captured lives : Australia's wartime internment camps
title_underline_icon

- Peter Monteath
- Australia
- National Library of Australia, Australia
- 9780642279248
- 2018
- 266 pages : illustrations (some colour), facsimiles, maps, portraits ; 23 cm
- DU - Oceania (South Seas)
- 705 gms.
-
Select your Country : 

please select your country

View Shipping
-
   
title_underline_icon
Civilians from enemy nations, even if born in Australia, were subjects of suspicion and locked away in internment camps. Many had been long-term residents of Australia, naturalised and married, and raising families. They had contributed economically and had often brought new skills and know-how to the nation. To hold fond memories and have cultural ties to their country of origin did not override their loyalty to their adopted country. For them, being interned was bewildering. Captured Lives is richly illustrated and includes sketches and watercolours made by internees that serve as firsthand references of the conditions and life in the camps. There were photographers, too, who were allowed to keep their cameras and who documented various camps from an insider's perspective. World War, 1914-1918 -- Prisoners and prisons, Australian. | World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, Australian. | Detention of persons -- Australia. | Concentration camps -- Australia. | Concentration camp inmates -- Australia. | Military history. | Local & family history, nostalgia. | Australian

Mary Martin Booksellers