Family Secrets, National Silences: Intergenerational Memory in Australia

Grant number: DE190100516 | Funding period: 2019 - 2022

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Abstract

This project aims to investigate the inherited family secrets, stories, and memories that inform understandings of Australian colonial history. The histories told in schools and museums shape national identity and can affect Indigenous-settler relations. This project expects to generate new knowledge about the histories told or concealed within families, and how they influence people's political views. It will benefit individuals and communities working toward national healing by creating knowledge about how views are created, fixed, and altered over time.