From Tasmanian Patriotism to Australian Nationalism: A little known story in three acts


Presented by Prof Henry Reynolds, this public lecture focuses on Tasmania’s role in the emergence of Australian nationalism

Start Date

1st Aug 2017 8:00pm

End Date

1st Aug 2017 9:00pm


Royal Society Room, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart (Enter from Dunn Place)

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In histories of the emergence of Australian nationalism little notice is taken of Tasmania. This is unfair to Tasmania and leads to a misunderstanding of nationalism itself. This lecture will endeavour to correct the story and place Tasmania at the centre rather than the periphery of the evolution of a distinctive nationalism.

Professor Henry Reynolds grew up in Hobart and was educated at the Hobart High School and the University of Tasmania. After spending several years overseas he took up a lectureship at the Townsville University College, now James Cook University. He spent thirty years in Queensland before returning to Tasmania in 2000. Much of his work has involved the history of Aboriginal-Settler relations. He has written more than 20 books which have reached a wide audience and have won many literary prizes.

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