Barbed wire in the shadows: Australia's Concentration Camps

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Australian history is laced with barbed wire. The stories of Australia’s concentration camps have however been pushed into the shadows. If mentioned at all, they are often embarrassed footnotes to the nation-building tales of Australian bravery, sacrifice and decency during wartime. This article intends to uncover the regular use of concentration camps during three periods of Australian history: first as part of the genocidal war against Indigenous people, second as part of garnering support for imperial conquest during the First World War and third during the Second World War.
Original languageEnglish
No.Summer 2017
Specialist publicationMarxist Left Review
Publication statusPublished - 2017


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