Lee, E, Talking Point: Our history belongs to all Tasmanians, The Mercury, Newscorp Australia, Hobart, Tasmania, 9 January 2017 (2017) [Newspaper Article]
Constitutional recognition is not a symbolic process, but a means to engage with fellow Tasmanians in shaping our future.
One of the first outcomes of recognition has been the direction of the Macquarie Point development plan to incorporate a space for Aboriginal history, culture and heritage. The Premier of Tasmania has recently written to the diverse Aboriginal communities outlining a plan to involve us in the continuing evolution and intent of the design.
Some may see the process as a means of truth and reconciliation or a war memorial, but I believe that there is no shelter in violent memories - we can only move forward to peace, freedom and acceptance. Therefore, the central premise of Macquarie Point must be an acknowledgment that we all stand together as Tasmanians.
|Item Type:||Newspaper Article|
|Keywords:||Tasmanian Aboriginal, history, heritage|
|Research Division:||History and Archaeology|
|Research Group:||Curatorial and Related Studies|
|Research Field:||Heritage and Cultural Conservation|
|Objective Division:||Cultural Understanding|
|Objective Field:||Conserving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage|
|UTAS Author:||Lee, E (Dr Emma Lee)|
|Deposited By:||Geography and Spatial Science|
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