The place Inner City Types go when they need to get out of the inner city.
Thursday 22 April 2010 at 6:30pm
Authors Marilyn Lake and Henry Reynolds (the winners of the 2009 Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Non-fiction for Drawing the Global Colour Line) will discuss their new book, What’s Wrong With Anzac? The Militarisation of Australian History with Joy Damousi and Jeff Sparrow.
Marilyn and Henry believe it is time to call a halt to the relentless militarisation of Australian history that has seen “classrooms deluged by curriculum materials produced by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.” In this brave and controversial book, Australia’s leading historians dare to criticise Anzac.
You know I sometimes question if we are really Inner City Types or not.
Example; we started this blog without acknowledging the people that our great, great grandparents killed off and whoose lands they stole.
Therefore, I would like to acknowledge the Wurundjeri people who are the Traditional Custodians of inner city Melbourne. I would also like to pay respect to the Elders both past and present of the Kulin Nation and extend that respect to other Indigenous Australians who may read this blog. However please stop hanging around drinking on Smith Street – you are making us feel uncomfortable when we go to Safeway.
And if you are an Aboriginal Australian reading this blog from some third world outpost in the NT, I am sure you don’t really give a flying fuck about some balanda in Melbourne mouthing platitudes about how much we respect you.
But it makes us feel good.
How over East Timor are you? It’s so last decade.
I still have all that East Timor coffee from when I attended that “Friends of East Timor” meeting and promised to build them a website and be the media liason person for them.
And that whole Free West Papua buzz turned out to be nothing.