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History, Truth Telling, and The Uluru Statement from the Heart

July 21, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Uluru Statement from the Heart has been invoked by the newly elected Labor government, which has been celebrated by some as a sign of hope and reconciliation. The Statement has wide, but not universal, support from First Nations communities. It is framed in terms of a specific historical period – ‘from the Creation, according to the common law from “time immemorial,” and according to science more than 60,000 years ago.’

In this online webinar, The Uniting Church National History Society in association with the University of Divinity, will bring together Indigenous leaders and historians to discuss the significance of this historical framing. The panel will engage in a respectful and robust discussion around the Statement and explore the place of history and truth telling in working toward that Makarrata which is the ‘coming together after a struggle’ for the sake of a more just and self-determined future for First Nations people.


July 21, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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University of Divinity
+61 (3) 9853 3177
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