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Moment of Truth: History and Australia’s Future

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Moment of Truth: History and Australia’s Future

With Mark McKenna


Mark McKenna, one of Australia’s leading historians, in the latest Quarterly Essay, ‘Moment of Truth: History and Australia’s Future’, reflects that Australia is on the brink of momentous change, but only if its citizens and politicians can come to new terms with the past. Indigenous recognition and a new push for a republic await action.

Judging by the Captain Cook statue controversy though, our debates about the past have never been more fruitless. Is there a way beyond the polarities of the history and culture wars? And in an age of free-floating fears about the global, digital future, is history any longer relevant, let alone equal to the task of grounding the nation?

In this inspiring essay, Mark McKenna considers the legacies of the frontier in Australia’s historical consciousness and its importance to constitutional reform and our future as a nation.



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