Starts 05:30PM
 RACV/RACT Hotel, 154-156 Collins Street, Hobart TAS 7000

What if the sovereignty of the First Nations was recognised by European international law in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries?

What if the audacious British annexation of a whole continent was not seen as acceptable at the time and the colonial office in Britain understood that ‘peaceful settlement’ was a fiction?

Henry Reynolds pulls the rug from legal and historical assumptions in a book that’s about the present as much as the past. His work shows exactly why our national war memorial must acknowledge the frontier wars, why we must change the date of our national day, and why treaties are important. Most of all, it makes urgently clear that the Uluru Statement is no rhetorical flourish but carries the weight of history and law and gives us a map for the future.

Henry will be joined in conversation by Professor Rufus Black, Vice-Chancellor at the University of Tasmania.

Join them at the RACV Hotel.

Purchase a copy of Truth-Telling here.

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