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    • Quarterly Essay 69: Moment of Truth

    • History and Australia’s Future
    • By: Mark McKenna
    • Narrated by: Mike Bishop
    • Length: 3 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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 fresh debates and 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 an urgent essay about a nation’s moment of truth. 

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    • From the Edge

    • Australia's Lost Histories
    • By: Mark McKenna
    • Narrated by: Andrew Martin
    • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In March 1797, five British sailors and 12 Bengali seamen struggled ashore after their longboat broke apart in a storm. Their fellow-survivors from the wreck of the Sydney Cove were stranded more than 500 kilometres southeast in Bass Strait. To rescue their mates and to save themselves the 19 men must walk 700 kilometres north to Sydney. That remarkable walk is a story of endurance but also of unexpected Aboriginal help.

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    • By Lucky on 07-18-18

    Regular price: $21.50