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This Whispering in Our Hearts Revisited

Citation

Reynolds, H, This Whispering in Our Hearts Revisited, New South, Sydney, pp. 288. ISBN 9781742235622 (2018) [Authored Research Book]

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Copyright 2018 Henry Reynolds

Official URL: https://www.newsouthbooks.com.au/books/black-arm-b...

Abstract

'How is it our minds are not satisfied? What means this whispering in the bottom of our hearts?'

Listening to the whispering in his own heart, Henry Reynolds was led into the lives of remarkable and largely forgotten white humanitarians who followed their consciences and challenged the prevailing attitudes to Indigenous people.

His now-classic book The Whispering in Our Hearts constructed an alternative history of Australia through the eyes of those who felt disquiet and disgust at the brutality of dispossession. These men and women fought for justice for Indigenous people even when doing so left them isolated and criticised by their fellow whites. The unease of these humanitarians about the morality of white settlement has not dissipated and their legacy informs current debates about reconciliation between black and white Australia.

Revisiting this history, in this new edition Reynolds brings fresh perspectives to issues we grapple with still. Those who argue for justice, reparation, recognition and a treaty will find themselves in solidarity with those who went before. But this powerful book shows how much remains to be done to settle the whispering in our hearts.

Item Details

Item Type:Authored Research Book
Keywords:history, Australia
Research Division:History and Archaeology
Research Group:Historical Studies
Research Field:Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
UTAS Author:Reynolds, H (Professor Henry Reynolds)
ID Code:130335
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Office of the School of Humanities
Deposited On:2019-01-21
Last Modified:2019-02-05
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