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Making Sense of History

Author: University of Sydney School of Humanities

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Making Sense of History asks how the present connects to the past. In each episode, Nick Eckstein and a guest turn back the clock, tracing current themes and events to their historical source.
2 Episodes
In Part 2 of “Speaking from the Heart”, Nick Eckstein and Mark McKenna continue their discussion of the history behind Indigenous Australians’ call for a Voice to Parliament. What are the human consequences of White Australia’s failure to listen to its First Peoples? What is the Great Australian Silence? Can it be broken once and for all? Will White Australia finally start listening in October 2023?Find out more about the Uluru Statement from the Heart.Read more about Mark McKenna's book Return to Uluru
In this first part of a two part show, Nick Eckstein talks to Emeritus Professor Mark McKenna about Australia's upcoming referendum on an Indigenous Voice. How has the Australian Constitution silenced Australia’s First Peoples? What is the Uluru Statement from the Heart? Why does Australia need an Indigenous Voice to the Federal Parliament? This two-part show will try to make sense of the history behind these questions.Voice-Overs: Professor James Curran; Dr Vanessa Witton.Read more about Mark McKenna's book Return to Uluru