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Talking Point: Our history belongs to all Tasmanians


Lee, E, Talking Point: Our history belongs to all Tasmanians, The Mercury, Newscorp Australia, Hobart, Tasmania, 9 January 2017 (2017) [Newspaper Article]

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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.

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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 Group:Heritage
Objective Field:Conserving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage
UTAS Author:Lee, E (Dr Emma Lee)
ID Code:113905
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Geography and Spatial Science
Deposited On:2017-01-26
Last Modified:2017-04-11
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