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1 Getting to Know ‘The Enemy’ Supporting PowerPoint Presentation for Internees Cafe, Holsworthy. Courtesy Dubotzki Collection

2 Migration Heritage Centre (http://www.migrationheritage.nsw.gov.au/exhibition/enemy athome/the-enemy-at-home/)http://www.migrationheritage.nsw.gov.au/exhibition/enemy athome/the-enemy-at-home/

3 > The Context World War I Must it come to this? Enlist! Poster, c Courtesy Australian War Memorial Tension between the British and German empires Anti-German hysteria German Australian community suddenly faced suspicion and hostility Propaganda

4 Registration of Aliens Poster, c Courtesy National Archives of Australia ‘Enemy aliens’ noun - All German subjects in Australia, including naturalised migrants and Australian-born persons with German/Austrian backgrounds Edmund Resch (No. 5498) Liverpool camp, 1914–18 (NAA: SP421/4, Album)

5 > The Concentration Camps intern verb - to confine or hold as prisoners of war, combat troops, enemy aliens Holsworthy, Liverpool The main internment camp in NSW 5000 to 6000 men detained Holsworthy Internment Camp, Courtesy Dubotzki Collection

6 > The Internee Experience Kampenspiegel Wochenschrift Internee gymnasts, Courtesy Dubotzki Collection Internee dressing room, Courtesy Dubotzki Collection “If I rest, I rust”

7 CENSORSHIP Whitewashing Emotional manipulation PROPAGANDA “ Misquoting ” Photo manipulation Australians, Arise!, c Courtesy National Library of Australia oax/photo_database EXAGGERATION Bias

8 >> Socratic Questioning CLARIFICATION e.g. “What is the main issue here?”, “Could you give me an example?” Challenge ASSUMPTIONS e.g. “Are you assuming?”, “Is this always the case?” REASONS and EVIDENCE e.g. “Is there reason to doubt that evidence?” ALTERNATIVE views & perspectives e.g. “How would other groups respond? Why?” IMPLICATIONS and CONSEQUENCES e.g. “What does this mean?”, “What effect would that have?” QUESTION the question e.g. “Why is this question important?” “To answer this question, what other questions should we answer first?”

9 >> Details of your Task Question what the average person would simply accept as fact or take for granted. Analyse the sources, what they reveal, and their reliability ‘Close the case’ by evaluating the experiences of the German-Australian community, using sources as proof. Kurt Wiese cartoon, Courtesy Dubotzki Collection

10 >> The Historian as Detective “The ability to ask the right question is more than half the battle of finding the answer” — Thomas J. Watson ( , President of IBM)


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