Connecting to the Past: Memory and History in Australian Communities

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UTSePress
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Chapter
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Locating Suburbia: memory, place, creativity, 2013, 1, pp. 75 - 86
Issue Date:
2013-01
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Shortly before my grandmother Dymphna died she called me into her room. She was tired and wincing with pain. `I want to show you The Box, she said. But she looked so sick that I suggested we leave it until after she had rested. I had seen its contents maybe 10 years earlier, when I was 11 or 12. I didnt really know anything about this box, except that it was old, it came from Sweden and had been passed down the female line in our family.
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