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Queenscliff with Henry Reynolds


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Henry Reynolds is one of Australia’s best-known historians, and recipient of countless national awards – most recently the Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Non-Fiction.

His pioneering work The Other Side of the Frontier argued that the settlement of Australia came with a high level of violence and conflict with Aboriginal people, which we have since chosen to ignore.

His new book, Forgotten War, continues the story – and in this special event he will discuss the wars fought on our own soil and why it is important to acknowledge them.


Henry Reynolds

Henry Reynolds spent thirty years at James Cook University in Townsville. He wrote his first article on frontier conflict in 1972.Since then he has published more than twenty books, among them titles such as The Other Side of the Frontier (1981), The Law of the Land (1987), Why Weren’t We Told? (1... Read more

Jeff Sparrow

Jeff Sparrow is a writer, editor, broadcaster, and Walkley award-winning journalist. He is a columnist for The Guardian Australia, a former Breakfaster at Melbourne’s 3RRR, and a past editor of Overland literary journal. His most recent books are Provocations: New and Selected Writing; Crimes a... Read more


Queenscliff Town Hall

50 Learmonth Street Queenscliff Victoria 3225

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