We Had Such High Hopes: Student Activism and the Peace Movement 1949 - 1952, a Photographic Memoir

By: Evans, Joyce; Harmsen, Andrew (Co-Author)

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Oblong Quarto Size [approx 30.5cm x 24cm]. Mint condition in pictorial laminated boards. Issued without dustjacket. A new copy. Illustrated with Colour and Black and White Photographs - most full-page. Robust, professional packaging and tracking provided for all parcels. 183 pages. Some think it all happened in the 1960s but Joyce Evans, acclaimed photographer of Australia's land and its people, goes back to her youth and memories of her many adventures as a student activist. In 1949, aged 19, she set sail for Soviet-occupied Budapest to join the post-war demonstrations at 'The World Festival of Youth and Students for Peace'. It was a time when young Australians dreamed of change and travelled to war-torn Europe in the hope of peace becoming the new reality. Among them were many who would later become important figures in Australia's government, legal profession, diplomatic corps and academia. People like Frank Hardy, John Bluthal, Faith Bandler, Clyde Holding, Irving Saulwick and Richard Woolcott appear in Joyce Evans' photographs of these events.

Title: We Had Such High Hopes: Student Activism and the Peace Movement 1949 - 1952, a Photographic Memoir

Author Name: Evans, Joyce; Harmsen, Andrew (Co-Author)

Categories: Aust-History,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: North Melbourne, Australian Scholarly Publishing: 2019

ISBN Number: 1925801853

ISBN Number 13: 9781925801859

Seller ID: ID311036

Keywords: Australian history Peace Movement photographic history Student activism,