Dr Michael McKernan

Frederick Watson Fellow 1999

Topic: Research into Australian prisoners of war and their treatment after they returned to Australia in 1945
Dr McKernan presented his findings in a public lecture at the National Archives in Canberra on 22 February 2000.

Biographical note

Michael McKernan is a former academic and public servant, and a consultant historian with clients in government and private enterprise. He is the author or editor of more than a dozen books, largely in the field of Australian military and social history. He is also an experienced ABC broadcaster.

Outcome

Dr McKernan's fellowship topic dealt with Australian prisoners of war and their treatment after they returned to Australia in 1945. His research culminated in the publication of a book, This War Never Ends: The Pain of Separation and Return (Queenland University Press, 2001). The book was launched at the Canberra office of the National Archives in November 2001.

Abstract

Dr McKernan's public lecture previewed his book This War Never Ends: The Pain of Separation and Return (Queenland University Press, 2001).

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