Places of the Heart: Memorials in Australia since 1960 [ 2004 - 2006 ]

Research Grant

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Researchers: Professor Paul Ashton (Managed by)

Researchers Dr P AshtonA/Prof PI Hamilton

Brief description This project investigates the proliferation of non-war memorials in Australia within the framework of an emerging culture of commemoration from the mid twentieth century. It explores important shifts in the purpose of memorials and their role and meaning in Australian society, particularly the move towards a more democratic and personal expression of mourning in public arenas. The project assesses the cultural significance of particular sites through a nationally devised schema which takes account of their place in the landscape, their form and materiality and will contribute to contemporary heritage conservation research, policy and practice.

Funding Amount $190,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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