Objects and History

Material culture can tell complex stories about a person or community's history. Below is an object that gives a window to the history of Ajax and Defence Industries Limited. A daily routine for Ajax Bomb Girls was filling cordite shells, a task which was often dangerous and laborious. It is crucial to remember the relationship…

Conceptualizing Pierre Nora’s Lieux de Memoire in Ajax

Stretching from Harwood Avenue North to South once was the nucleus of Defence Industries Limited, an Allied munitions factory that was demolished after the Second World War. Today, the Town of Ajax is hoping to designate the area as a National Historic Site. As the site itself, a true remnant of its past disappeared, the…