Events

Political Correctness or Common Sense? The Australia Day Controversy

Summary

Henry Reynolds explores the campaign to change the date for Australia Day

Start Date

23rd Nov 2017 6:00pm

End Date

23rd Nov 2017 7:30pm

Venue

Aurora Theatre, IMAS Waterfront Building, Castray Esplande, Hobart

RSVP / Contact Information

Enquiries: ISC.Admin@utas.edu.au; or 6226 1832

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Presented by eminent historian,

Henry Reynolds

Photo of Henry ReynoldsThe debate over Australia Day is playing out in council chambers across the country, with the Hobart City Council among those formally supporting the campaign to change the date.

This public lecture explores the confusion among many Australians about the reason January 26 was chosen in the first place and outlines historical arguments for changing the date.

Professor Henry Reynolds is an eminent historian, best-selling author and public commentator. In 1998 Professor Reynolds was elected as one of the National Trust’s 100 National Living Treasures, in 2000 he was named as Australian Humanist of the Year, and he was the 2015 Tasmanian Senior Citizen of the Year.

Refreshments from 5.30 pm.

This event is organised by the Institute for the Study of Social Change.

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