Ep4: A Kid with a Lolly Jar
Clare and Yves are joined by Gwenda Tavan, Associate Professor of Politics at La Trobe University, and one of Australia’s foremost experts in the history and politics of immigration and multiculturalism. How do we find the human face of bureaucratic archives? Can researchers’ detective work impact lives and policies in the present? The group discuss the emotional and intellectual meanings of archives, consider the challenges of family gatekeepers, and reflect on the power and responsibility of archival access.
Gwenda Tavan The Long, Slow Death of White Australia (Scribe, 2005)
Gwenda Tavan, “Leadership: Arthur Calwell and the Post-War Immigration Program,” Australian Journal of Politics and History 58, no. 2 (2012): 203-220
Gwenda Tavan La Trobe University Academic Profile
Gwenda’s La Trobe University Profile