Creating Remembrance

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Abstract

There are thousands of war memorials in Australia, ranging in size and importance from the Australian War Memorial in Canberra to plaques affixed to simple pieces of natural rock in the smallest communities—but hardly anyone knows who designed and made them. This is due to the fact that there was— and still is—a general understanding that only the names of those who had served or died should appear on these monuments. So, those whose creative work, it being constantly and prominently on view, has been almost entirely responsible for supplying and maintaining the community's memory of the sacrifice and tragedy of war have never received their due recognition. This book is an attempt to redress this deficiency.