Mark McKenna author talk at University of Western Australia
UWA Institute of Advanced Studies, City of Perth Library and Boffins Books are pleased to present Mark McKenna, author of the latest Quarterly Essay, Moment of Truth.
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.
Date: Wednesday 11 April
Venue: Murdoch Lecture Theatre (UWA Arts Building), University of Western Australia, Cnr Stirling Hwy and Hackett Drive, Crawley, WA
Price: This is a free event