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Kokoda: Pushing the Popular Image

Nelson, Hank


From the release of Damien Parer's Kokoda Frontline in 1942, there have been several high quality documentary films and many popular and scholarly histories on the battles on the Kokoda Track, but until Alister Grierson's Kokoda of 2006 there was no feature film. Initially well received by an Australian public, Kokoda raises several important questions for historians. Makers of films on historical events properly draw on contemporary images: they are evocative of a time and place, guides to all...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Pacific History
DOI: 10.1080/00223344.2010.484173


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