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Adam Wakeling

Adam Wakeling

Adam Wakeling is a lawyer and historian. His next book, A House of Commons for a Den of Thieves: Australia’s journey from penal colony to democracy, is published this month by Australian Scholarly Publishing.

Adam Wakeling reviews 'Dunera Lives, Volume II' by Ken Inglis et al.

October 2020, no. 425 24 September 2020
Many have come to Australia in strange circumstances, but the two thousand or so who arrived on the Dunera and Queen Mary in 1940 have one of the most unusual stories. With the outbreak of World War II in September 1939, Germans and Austrians living in the United Kingdom became enemy aliens. In May 1940, with the British Army on the Continent facing destruction and with invasion a very real threat ... (read more)