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  • Alex Wok

Historical Statues



facts:

  • This has ignited a debate over the role of important historical figures, who had destructive effects on Aboriginal Australian society, in our public places.

issue:

Are statues which memorialise

historicAL figures who have also

committed atrocities offensive?



sources:

  1. The Conversation; 'The politics of public monuments: it’s time Australians looked at what, and whom, we commemorate'

  2. ABC; 'America tears down its racist history, we ignore ours'

  3. ABC; 'America tears down its racist history, we ignore ours'

  4. ABC; 'America tears down its racist history, we ignore ours'

  5. The Conversation; 'The politics of public monuments: it’s time Australians looked at what, and whom, we commemorate'

  6. Daily Telegraph 'We need to fix the present, not dwell on sins of the past'

  7. The Guardian; 'Statues are not history. Here are six in Australia that need rethinking'

  8. The Guardian; 'Statues are not history. Here are six in Australia that need rethinking'

  9. Herald Sun; 'Andrew Bolt: Statue haters can't handle truth of Australia's past'

  10. The Conversation; 'Changing Australia Day is pointless – and there is much to celebrate'


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