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The Dunera boys [picture] : seventy years on / National Library of Australia
Bib ID 6002547
Format PicturePicture
Description Canberra : National Library of Australia, 2010 
1 poster : col. ; 60 x 42 cm. 
Summary

Colour lithographic poster promoting a collection-in-focus exhibition held in the Visitor Centre at the National Library of Australia from the 12 February 2010 to the 28 November 2010. In September 1940, in the midst of the Second World War, HMT Dunera arrived in Australia from Britain, carrying around 2500 German, Austrian and Italian internees. Even though many of the internees had escaped Nazi persecution, in mid-1940 they had been classified as ’enemy aliens’, following Hitler’s invasion of France. Their destination was internment camps in Hay, New South Wales, and in Tatura, Victoria. Most of the internees were released by early 1942 and about 850 remained in Australia. The Library’s exhibition focuses on the personal experiences of the men during their internment, and their contribution to Australian society and culture. The poster image is a woodcut print in black and beige, with a solitary person looking out through a barbed wire fence, with stars in the sky above. The print is surrounded by a border of taupe parchment.

Notes

Caption title.

"From 12 February 2010 ... free exhibition"--At foot of title.

"Ludwig Hirschfield-Mack (1893-1965) Orange 1941, woodcut, printed in black ink. Collection of Chris Bell (grandson)"--At foot of image.

Subjects National Library of Australia -- Exhibitions -- Posters.  |  Dunera Boys -- Exhibitions -- Posters.  |  Library exhibits -- Australia -- Posters.  |  Political refugees -- Australia -- Posters.  |  Posters, Australian.  |  Australia -- Posters.  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors National Library of Australia
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