Australia’s Colonial Statues and Their Historical Errors

Following the recent events that  took place in the United States concerning confederate statues, Sydney witnessed the vandalising of a statue of Captain James Cook over the weekend.

As the debate around colonial era statues grows, many questions are raised asking how we can acknowledge our colonial history, while correcting the statues that seem to praise the people associated with our racist past.

The Daily was joined by Professor Bruce Scates, a professor of history from the Australian National University, to discuss the inherent meanings associated with these statues, and how we can address our racist past at the same time as acknowledging the many Indigenous lives that were lost during Australia’s own Frontier Wars.

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