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The Heroes of Gundagai

In BlogX, History by Luke Pearson

Colonisers of Australia were often out of their depth. Sometimes they needed rescuing from themselves, or during natural disasters. And First Peoples were often their rescuers. These heroic stories rarely feature in the dominant narratives, but they should.

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Luke Pearson: Lest We Forget Over It

In BlogX, History, Politics by Luke Pearson

Two of the most popular phrases in Australia, that could not be further apart. One that implores us to honour our history and those who were a part of it, while the other not only ignores a comparable history but aggressively dismisses it and admonishes those who would honour it.