Histories of Immigration and Refuge: A Panel Discussion, 1947-1970s

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Date(s) - Sat 25 Nov 2017
16:30 - 18:30

Muse, East Hotel


Join historians Dr Alexandra Dellios, Dr Jayne Persian and Dr Claire Higgins for a discussion of the hidden stories and behind-the- scenes decisions in Australian refugee history, chaired by Professor Frank Bongiorno, ANU.
Spanning the resettlement of the Displaced Persons who built post-war Australia, to the arrival of Vietnamese asylum seekers by boat and the introduction of mandatory detention, the panel will show how historical research is essential to understanding Australia’s treatment of refugees today.
25 November 2017 at 4:30 – 6:30 pm at Muse, East Hotel, 69 Canberra Avenue,
Tickets: $12. Includes a complimentary glass of wine or soft drink and post-event nibbles (and more wine)

Further details and registration here: www.musecanberra.com.au/events/2017/11/25/australian-refugee- history-

It’s worth noting that following this event will be a film screening of The Staging Post. It would be well worth going to both events.