‘Reconciliation, please, but don’t mention the war‘, Honest History, 6 May 2015
Canberran David Reid recalls a family history incident and reflects on how we remember some of our wars but not others.
The magical but as yet elusive goal of meaningful reconciliation hinges on our confronting a suppressed history. Respect will be gained not from expressions of regret but from acknowledgement of truths. History needs to play its part in that.
David Reid is a Canberra-born father of four, grandfather of two and ex-public servant who believes a more harmonious integrated national identity will form with the truthful telling of history.