Colonial Monuments: Acknowledging Australia’s Past
As Australia transitions into a new year is it time to leave its past behind? This seems to be the opinion of many Australians who believe that the statues and monuments to colonial figures are sanitised symbols of violence and dispossession. From Captain Cook to Governor Macquarie, we commemorate their efforts on Australia Day in January, but should we be celebrating the history they represent? Bruce Scates, a professor of history at the Australian National University joined Sam Baran to discuss.