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Remembering the absent dead

conference contribution
posted on 2018-11-07, 00:00 authored by Bart ZiinoBart Ziino
This presentation examines families’ efforts to come to terms with the deaths of loved ones at the front during the First World War, especially the continuing reality that the bodies of the dead remained half a world away. It details not only the ways in which bereaved families began to mourn that loss, but the ways that they attempted to bring some semblance of the absent body back to Australia, whether through personal possessions, photographs, or even the iconography of the war cemeteries most would never see. That effort to mourn the absent dead was a key sign of the long tail of war, and it is one that has echoes today.

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Series

The Long Tail of War Symposium Wednesday 7 November 2018: Remembrance session

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State Library of Queensland

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State Library of Queensland

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2018-11-07

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2018-11-07

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Presentation at The Long Tail of War Symposium, State Library of Queensland, Wednesday 7 November 2018: Remembrance session. (Barts' presentation at 25min)

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E2 Full written paper - non-refereed / Abstract reviewed

Title of proceedings

Symposia Uncovering untold stories about Queensland and the First World War.

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