History: 20c Australia

Cahir, F., Weuffen, S., Smith, M. & 2 others 2019

Australian War Graves Workers and World War One, Cham: Palgrave Pivot.

Fathi, R. 2018

“We refused to work until we had better means for handing the bodies”. Discipline at the Australian Graves Detachment’, First World War Studies, 9:1, 35-56.

Fathi, R. 2022

‘Surpressing an “undesirable public controversy”: corpses, the Department of Defence and the Australian Graves Services, 1919-1921’, History Australia, 19:3, 487-505.

Fathi, R. 2023

‘Conceptualising the “Administration of the dead”: cadavers, war and public health in the early 20th century’, History Compass, 21:1.

Jalland, P. 2006

Changing Ways of Death in Twentieth-Century Australia: War, Medicine and the Funeral Business, Sydney: University of New South Wales Press.


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