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Curator Conversations – Enemy Aliens: The Dunera boys in Orange, 1941

Sat 19 November at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Curator Conversations

11am, Saturday 19 November

Book a free ticket at: https://curatorconversationenemyaliens.eventbrite.com.au 

Join exhibition co-curator Dr Seumas Spark to delve deeper into the story of the Dunera boys, their time in Orange and their legacy.

Dr Seumas Spark is an Adjunct Fellow in History at Monash University. He is a co-author of the two volume Dunera Lives, (Monash University Publishing, 2018/2020). With Jacquie Houlden, he is co-editor of Shadowline: the Dunera Diaries of Uwe Radok, which will be published in November 2022. He and his colleague Kate Garrett run the Dunera Stories website.

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.


Sat 19 November
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Event Categories:


Local government area
Visual arts, Heritage
Submitted online
Event contact details (phone/ email)
02 6393 8444 / museum@orange.nsw.gov.au


Orange Regional Museum
151 Byng Street
Orange, NSW 2800 Australia
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