Journal article

Australian universities and the commemoration of the First World War

Kate Darian-Smith, James Waghorne

HISTORY OF EDUCATION REVIEW | EMERALD GROUP PUBLISHING LTD | Published : 2016

Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine how Australian universities commemorated the First World War, with a focus on the University of Melbourne as an institution with a particularly rich history of wartime participation and of diverse forms of memorialisation. Design/methodology/approach: A case study approach is taken, with an overview of the range of war memorials at the University of Melbourne. These include memorials which acknowledged the wartime role of individuals or groups associated with the University, and took the form of architectural features, and named scholarships or academic positions. Three cross-campus war memorials are examined in depth. Findings: This paper dem..

View full abstract