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Enemy Aliens: The Dunera boys in Orange, 1941

November 19, 2022 @ 9:00 am - April 23, 2023 @ 4:00 pm

Free

Enemy Aliens: The Dunera Boys in Orange, 1941

19 November 2022 – 23 April 2023

In September 1940, more than 2000 “enemy aliens” were transported from Britain to Australia on board the HMT Dunera. Interned in camps in regional New South Wales and Victoria, the story of the Dunera boys, is an intrinsic part of the history of Australia in the Second World War and in its aftermath.

This exhibition tells the little-known story of the time the Dunera boys spent at the Orange Showground in 1941 and features artworks created during their internment. Many are drawn from the archives of relatives and private lenders, as well as never-before-seen works from a recently acquired collections held by the State Library of NSW. This project was developed and curated by Dr Seumas Spark, Adjunct Fellow in History at Monash University, Emeritus Professor Andrew Mcnamara from the Queensland University of Technology and translator Kate Garrett, in conjunction with Orange Regional Museum.

Details

Start:
November 19, 2022 @ 9:00 am
End:
April 23 @ 4:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.orange.nsw.gov.au/orange-regional-museum/

Organiser

Orange Regional Museum
Phone:
02 6393 8444
Email:
museum@orange.nsw.gov.au
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Other

Is the event wheelchair accessible
Yes

Venue

Orange Regional Museum
151 Byng Street
Orange, New South Wales 2800 Australia
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Phone:
(02) 6393 8444