Reid, David: Reconciliation, please, but don’t mention the war

Reid, David

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.

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