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Exhibiting the ‘Bible Lands’: Religious Knowledge, Popular Culture and First World War Memories in 1930s Melbourne

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posted on 2024-03-21, 02:31 authored by Kathryn HunterKathryn Hunter
In late 1933, the ‘Bible Lands’ exhibition opened in Melbourne. Primarily a natural history display mobilised for religious education, it contributed to a vibrant landscape of popular entertainment in which Melburnians encountered biblical narratives. A distinguishing feature of the exhibition was the prominence of First World War veterans as an audience for the display and as contributors to it. Coinciding with the construction of the Shrine of Remembrance only a few kilometres away, the ‘Bible Lands’ exhibition presents a different perspective on the many ways wartime experiences were incorporated into Victorians’ everyday culture in the decades after the conflict.

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Hunter, K. M. (2023). Exhibiting the ‘Bible Lands’: Religious Knowledge, Popular Culture and First World War Memories in 1930s Melbourne. Victorian Historical Journal, 94(2), 453-472.

Journal title

Victorian Historical Journal

Volume

94

Issue

2

Publication date

2023-12-01

Pagination

453-472

Publication status

Published

ISSN

1030-7710

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