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Reconciliation Lecture 2019 available in NQHeritage@JCU

On Monday, 27 May, 2019, professor Lyndall Ryan presented the 2019 Reconciliation Lecture.

The topic, Making the History of the Australian Colonial Frontier Visible: How the Newcastle Digital Map of Frontier Massacres is Changing the Way we Understand the Past, addressed the importance of putting history on the map, and the fact that Australia is full of places steeped in historical significance.

The lecture looked at how maps can be used to bring people a greater understanding of history and the weight of past events. The Newcastle Digital Map of Frontier Massacres is an example of how showing the locations of historical events can teach people about the scope and breadth of the history involved. Mapping the history of Australia gives a voice to the people who experienced those past events, and speaks truth to the current and future generations.

This NAIDOC week (07-14 July, 2019), the theme is Voice. Treaty. Truth.

It is through listening to the voices of the past (and the present) that we can move forward to a shared future based in treaty and in truth.

The 2019 Reconciliation Lecture is now part of the North Queensland Collection, and available to be watched in NQHeritage@JCU.

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