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Australia Day by Stan Grant


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As uncomfortable as it is, we need to reckon with our history. On January 26, no Australian can really look away. There are the hard questions we ask of ourselves on Australia Day.

Since publishing his critically acclaimed, Walkley Award-winning, bestselling memoir Talking to My Country in early 2016, Stan Grant has been crossing the country, talking to huge crowds everywhere about how racism is at the heart of our history and the Australian dream. But Stan knows this is not where the story ends.

In this book, Australia Day, his long-awaited follow up to Talking to My Country, Stan talks about reconciliation and the indigenous struggle for belonging and identity in Australia, and about what it means to be Australian. A sad, wise, beautiful, reflective and troubled book, Australia Day asks the questions that have to be asked, that no else seems to be asking. Who are we? What is our country? How do we move forward from here?

About the Author

Stan Grant is a Wiradjuri and Kamilaroi man. A journalist since 1987, he has worked for the ABC, SBS, the Seven Network and Sky News Australia. From 2001 to 2012 he worked for CNN as an anchor and senior correspondent in Asia and the Middle East. As a journalist, he has received a string of prestigious international and Australian awards. In 2015, he published his bestselling book Talking to My Country, which won the Walkley Book Award, and he also won a Walkley Award for his coverage of Indigenous affairs. In 2016 he was appointed to the Referendum Council on Indigenous recognition. Stan is now Professor of Global Affairs at Griffith University and International Affairs Analyst at ABC.


Published: 15th April 2019
ISBN: 9781460753187

Number Of Pages: 272



"Thanks Jess, I had some discussions with my staff on our personal development day for educators only to see where they are at or to get some idea of their perspective on this subject. We have chosen not to celebrate 26th Jan but I would like to give them resources to assist them with a deeper understanding of this subject as well as  to help them educate our children in this Centre. I have shared my own opinions which have been inspired by listening to Stan Grant at our Uniting conference last year and I do have 2 of his books to read which some staff have asked to borrow so this latest one you have on the 26th Jan will be great as well.

I have ordered both books so thank you once again for your awesome resources, advice and just you for the person your are."

V. Strickland

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