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Places of the Heart: Memorials in Australia since 1960

Funding: 2004: $58,000
2005: $62,000
2006: $70,000

Project Member(s): Ashton, P., Hamilton, P.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Australian Research Council (ARC Discovery Projects)

Start year: 2004

Summary: 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.''

Keywords: Memorials Australian History Memory Public History Heritage

FOR Codes: Heritage and Conservation, History of the Built Environment, History: Australian, Heritage not elsewhere classified, Understanding Australia’s past, History and Theory of the Built Environment (excl. Architecture), Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History), Understanding Australia's Past, Architectural Heritage and Conservation