The Sweetland Project: Remembering Gallipoli in the Shire of Nunawading

Author: Steven Cooke
Publisher: Australian Scholarly Publishing

The Sweetland Project

In the lead up to the Centenary of Anzac, The Sweetland Project (named after a Box Hill man, Stephen Sweetland) became a broader search for the connections between Gallipoli and the former Shire of Nunawading, revealing 27 men from the former shire who died during the Gallipoli campaign.

This book traces their stories and the reaction to the Great War of the local community, and shows how personal and collective memories of their experiences still resonate today.


About the author

Dr Steven Cooke is a senior lecturer at Deakin University and a member of the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation. 

He has been involved in numerous committees that relate to cultural heritage issues, including: the Historic Shipwrecks Advisory Committee 2007-2008; Australian Register of Historic Vessels Steering Committee, 2007-8; Victorian Cultural Tourism Forum Committee Member, 2007-8; Elected President Australian Maritime Museum Council, 2006-8; Elected Secretary Maritime Museum of Victoria Board of Management, 2005-7.