The War at Home: Internment and Persecution of Enemy Aliens in Australia during WWI

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Show simple item record Fischer, Gerhard 2009-11-20T00:47:03Z 2012-12-15T03:12:26Z 2009-11-20T00:47:03Z 2012-12-15T03:12:26Z 2009-09-10
dc.description Audio recording. Running time 1 hour 54 minutes 58 seconds. Original held at Cosmopolitan Civil Societies Research Centre, UTS City Campus, Level 3, Mary Ann House, 645 Harris Street, Sydney en
dc.description.abstract During WWI, the Australian Government conducted a vigorous campaign against so-called enemy aliens, mainly members of the German Australian community. Since it was impractical to intern all of the estimated 100,000 residents of German descent, a number of restrictions were placed on all Australian residents of enemy origin, and a policy of selective internment was adopted aimed at detaining prominent leaders and businessmen with the aim of destroying the cultural infrastructure of the community and the commercial interests of German Australian residents. After the war, the prisoners still held in internment camps (some 6,000) were deported to Germany. While the WWI story of the Anzacs has been elevated to the status of a national foundation myth, the concurrent story of a war waged at home against a section of the Australian population has received very little attention. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher UTS Cosmopolitan Civil Societies Research Centre en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Public Lecture 2009
dc.subject race en
dc.subject Germany en
dc.subject Australia en
dc.subject German Studies en
dc.subject war en
dc.subject history week en
dc.title The War at Home: Internment and Persecution of Enemy Aliens in Australia during WWI en
dc.type Recording, oral en
utslib.copyright.status Open Access

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