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Postcards from the colonies : are postcards valuable as historical evidence?

Quanchi, Max (2004) Postcards from the colonies : are postcards valuable as historical evidence? Ozhistorybytes, 4.

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Abstract

Despite the huge traffic in SMS messages and emails, postcards still travel around the world in staggering numbers. About a hundred years ago, postcards were extremely popular, even in far-flung places like New Caledonia (a French Pacific territory to the east of Australia). Today, Max Shekleton - a postcard collector and historian - lives in Noumea, the capital of New Caledonia. His friend Max Quanchi, an Australian historian, has worked with him to write a book based on his marvellous collection of old postcards. In this article, Max Quanchi invites you to explore some of Max Shekleton's postcards as historical sources of evidence

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ID Code: 541
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Postcards, History, Photography, Pacific Islands, New Caledonia
ISSN: 1447-6754
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > VISUAL ARTS AND CRAFTS (190500) > Visual Arts and Crafts not elsewhere classified (190599)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Social Change Research
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > QUT Carseldine - Humanities & Human Services
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 (Please consult author)
Copyright Statement: The contents of this journal can be freely accessed online via the journal’s web page (see hypertext link).
Deposited On: 09 Nov 2005
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2012 19:40

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