Revisiting Australia s War: International Perspectives on Heritage, Memory and ANZAC Pilgrimages to the Cemeteries, Sites and Battlefields of WW2.

  • Scates, Bruce (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Nelson, Hyland (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Reeves, Keir (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Blackburn, Kevin (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Clarke, Stephen (Partner Investigator (PI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

Since the end of WW2, survivors and descendants have journeyed to the traumascapes that marked human conflict. Australasia's cemeteries and battlefields are scattered across the globe and have been revisited by three generations of travelers. This study will ask who undertakes such journeys and why. Through international collaboration, it will seek to position Australian pilgrimage in a wider comparative framework, chart the shared journeys of Australians and New Zealanders and contrast our commemorative practices with other nations. Oral history, archival research and an interactive website will recover the experience of pilgrimage and explore the intersection between personal and collective memory.
Effective start/end date4/01/1031/12/13


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD141,056.00
  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD65,944.00
  • Australian Research Council (ARC)
  • Monash University
  • Australian Research Council (ARC)