Moving towards a more balanced understanding of Australian history
The multitude of Aboriginal oral memories about Captain James Cook.
The Australian nation will be torn between celebration and mourning as the country marks the 250th anniversary of Captain Cook’s landing at Kamay or Botany Bay on the shores of the Gweagal Clan of the Dharawal Nation.
How was Cook perceived at the time and how do First Nations peoples continue to respond?
Director/Chair of Aboriginal History - The Wollotuka Institute, Professor John Maynard maintains that an honest reckoning with Cook’s legacy is instrumental in charting a way forward to reconciliation.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers are advised this article contains names of deceased people.
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