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Contested transnational heritage: the demolition of Changi prison, Singapore

Beaumont, Joan

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In 2004 the Singaporean government demolished Changi prison in the face of considerable opposition from the Australian government because of the prison's association with the captivity of prisoners of war during the Second World War. In opposing the demolition the Australian government was constrained by the fact that it was challenging the accepted right of a sovereign government to manage national heritage sites; by the lack of a shared history surrounding Changi; and the absence of any...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/17739
Source: International Journal of Heritage Studies
DOI: 10.1080/13527250902933744

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