Mass disasters (Australia)

Marc Oxenham, Denise Donlon, Donna MacGregor, Russell Lain, Anthony Lowe, Henry Wu

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With an estimated 20,000 Australian Army, Navy, and Air Force personnel missing from twentieth‐century conflicts, the task of locating, identifying, and providing a burial for those that gave their lives for their country is a daunting task. A small group of specialists, trained in a diverse range of disciplines, from military history through to human osteology, work with the Australian Unrecovered War Casualties–Army unit to undertake this task. Case studies from a range of conflicts and situations illustrate the nature of the work.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe International Encyclopedia of Biological Anthropology
EditorsW Trevathan, M Cartmill, D Dufour, C Larsen, DO Rourke, K Rosenberg , K Strier
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781118584538
ISBN (Print)9781118584422
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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    Oxenham, M., Donlon, D., MacGregor, D., Lain, R., Lowe, A., & Wu, H. (2020). Mass disasters (Australia). In W. Trevathan, M. Cartmill, D. Dufour, C. Larsen, DO. Rourke, K. Rosenberg , & K. Strier (Eds.), The International Encyclopedia of Biological Anthropology (pp. 978-982). John Wiley & Sons, Inc..