SESSION 1 What should we know about our national past?
Professor Geoffrey Blainey
Public debates about History in Australia (and especially school History) often revolve around the question:
What should we know about our national past?
In this keynote, Professor Geoffrey Blainey will explore this broad question reflecting on his long career as a historian and public commentator.
According to the Oxford Companion to Australian History, "Geoffrey Blainey is the most prolific, wide-ranging, inventive, and - in the 1980s and 1990s - most controversial of Australia's living historians." Author of some 40 books on Australian and world history, he is also well known as a public speaker. Many of his books appear in foreign editions, making him probably the most read Australian historian, internationally.
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