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The Resource Moment of truth : history and Australia's future, Mark McKenna

Moment of truth : history and Australia's future, Mark McKenna

Label
Moment of truth : history and Australia's future
Title
Moment of truth
Title remainder
history and Australia's future
Statement of responsibility
Mark McKenna
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Australia is on the brink of momentous change, but only if its citizens and politicians can come to new terms with the past. In this inspiring essay, Mark McKenna considers the role of history in making and unmaking the nation. From Captain Cook to the frontier wars, from Australia Day to the Uluru Statement, we are seeing passionate debates and fresh recognitions. McKenna argues that it is time to move beyond the history wars, and that truth-telling about the past will be liberating and healing. This is a superb account of a nation's moment of truth. "The time for pitting white against black, shame against pride, and one people's history against another's, has had its day. After nearly fifty years of deeply divisive debates over the country's foundation and its legacy for Indigenous Australians, Australia stands at a crossroads - we either make the commonwealth stronger and more complete through an honest reckoning with the past, or we unmake the nation by clinging to triumphant narratives in which the violence inherent in the nation's foundation is trivialised." Mark McKenna, Moment of Truth
Member of
Cataloging source
AIEA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McKenna, Mark
Dewey number
305.89915
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Quarterly essay,
Series volume
QE69
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Aboriginal Australians, Treatment of
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
Label
Moment of truth : history and Australia's future, Mark McKenna
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Includes bibliographical references
  • Title from cover
  • "Correspondence: 'Without America' Ely Ratner, Michael Green & Evan S. Medeiros, Patrick Lawrence, David Shambaugh, John Fitzgerald, Merriden Varrall, Andrew Shearer, Kim Beazley, Hugh White"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000061994490
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
139 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781760640507
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1028974383
Label
Moment of truth : history and Australia's future, Mark McKenna
Publication
Note
  • Includes bibliographical references
  • Title from cover
  • "Correspondence: 'Without America' Ely Ratner, Michael Green & Evan S. Medeiros, Patrick Lawrence, David Shambaugh, John Fitzgerald, Merriden Varrall, Andrew Shearer, Kim Beazley, Hugh White"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000061994490
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
139 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781760640507
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1028974383

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