Representation, Remembrance and the Monument

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

This project responds to the repeated high-level calls for a national memorial to Aboriginal loss. The project
considers the crucial role contemporary memorials play in societies that are increasingly addressing traumatic
histories, and how recent international memorial projects shift public memory and cultural understanding. The
visual form of a memorial and how it will most effectively speak to important and sensitive Aboriginal histories is
highly significant. The resulting book, guidelines, and a proposition for a national memorial of significance will
provide a pathway for all Australians to speak to these traumatic histories in the future.
Effective start/end date1/01/166/03/20


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$250,000.00
  • Monash University