Schultz, Julianne & Sandra Phillips, ed.: Griffith Review 60: First Things First

Julianne Schultz & Sandra Phillips, ed.

Griffith Review 60: First Things First, April 2018

After more than two hundred years of largely unresolved disputes, Australia needs to hear the voices of Australia’s First Nations – and act on them. First Things First delivers strong contemporary insights from leading First Nations people, complemented by robust non-Indigenous writers. It provides a unique opportunity to share transformative information, structural challenges and personal stories, and aims to be an urgent, nuanced chorus for genuine consideration of Makarrata beyond the symbolic.

With this special edition, co-edited by Julianne Schultz and Sandra Phillips, Griffith Review excavates history and re-imagine the future, while not forgetting the urgencies of the present. Contributors include: Stan Grant, Marcia Langton, Tony Birch, Melissa Lucashenko, Alexis Wright, Bruce Pascoe, Kathy Marks, Megan Davis and many more. (blurb)

The edition is reviewed for Honest History by Mark McKenna. This review appears also on the ABC’s Religion and Ethics site, in a Uluru Statement symposium along with contributions from Megan Davis, Cheryl Saunders, Shireen Morris, Christopher Mayes, and Maria Giannacopolous. Bronwyn Carlson has a review in Inside Story. For further discussion of these issues 2014-17 see our First Peoples resources.

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