Captured Lives

Australia's Wartime Internment Camps

by Peter Monteath

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 01/08/2018

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Captured Lives peers behind the barbed wire veil that was drawn around people-both civilian internees and prisoners of war-deemed threats to Australia's security during the two world wars.

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.

ISBN:
9780642279248
9780642279248
Category:
History
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
01-08-2018
Publisher:
National Library of Australia
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
272
Dimensions (mm):
230x170mm
Weight:
0.72kg
Peter Monteath

Peter Monteath (born 1961) is Lecturer in Modern European History at Flinders University of South Australia. Professor Monteath's research interests are in modern European and Australian history.

He has a particular interest in prisoners of war, internment, and the German presence in Australia and has written extensively on these subjects.

With Jean Fornasiero and John West-Soob, Monteath co-authored Encountering Terra Australis: the Australian Voyages of Nicolas Baudin and Matthew Flinders (Wakefield Press, 2004) which won the 2004 Frank Broeze Memorial Maritime History Book Prize.

Monteath co-authored with Valerie Munt Red Professor: The Cold War Life of Fred Rose (Wakefield Press, 2015) which was shortlisted for the 2016 Prize for Australian History.

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