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Title: Selflessness in Stone: The Memorialisation of Percy Brookfield as Socialist Martyr
Contributor(s): Adams, Paul Robert (author)
Publication Date: 2007
DOI: 10.2104/ha070038
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Abstract: Percy Brookfield was a radical Broken Hill politician. His short, spectacular career ended when he was shot dead in 1921. A year later his memorial was unveiled. The monument has local, state and national significance. It testifies to some of the most fraught events in Australia's political and industrial history. The Brookfield memorial is discussed in order to recall those events and to explicate contemporary political and aesthetic ideas manifest in the commemorative construction. After recounting Brookfield's public actions as context for his death and memorialisation, this paper analyses facets of the memorial itself.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: History Australia, 4(2), p. 38.1-38.19
Publisher: Monash University ePress
Place of Publication: Melbourne, Australia
ISSN: 1449-0854
Field of Research (FOR): 210303 Australian History (excl Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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