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Big Ideas on ABC RN Monday features ‘defining moments’

Honest History went along last evening to a session at the National Museum of Australia on its ‘Defining Moments’ project. We have followed this initiative closely – partly because of the way it contrasts with the narrowly conservative interpretation of our history propagated at the other end of Lake Burley Griffin – and are pleased to hear that it is to run for two years. We are all for diversity and contestability in history and punting for and arguing about defining moments should proliferate.

Last night’s session starred Jackie Huggins, Michelle Arrow, George Megalogenis and Gideon Haigh, moderated by Paul Barclay. An edited version will hit ABC RN’s Big Ideas program at 8 pm on Monday, 28 September, with the podcast version probably available before that. Listen out for these highlights, among lots (subject to editing):

David Stephens

25 September 2015