Truth-telling : history, sovereignty and the Uluru Statement / Henry Reynolds.

By: Reynolds, Henry, 1938- [author.]
Publisher: Sydney, NSW : NewSouth Publishing, 2021Copyright date: �2021Description: ix, 274 pages ; 21 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781742236940Subject(s): Australia. Constitution Act -- Amendments | Aboriginal Australians -- Civil rights | Aboriginal Australians -- Legal status, laws, etc | Aboriginal Australians -- Government relations | Reconciliation (Law) -- Australia | Australia -- Race relations | Australia -- History | AustralianDDC classification: 994
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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. This book 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.

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