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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mark McKenna is one of Australia’s leading historians, based at the University of Sydney. He is the author of several prize-winning books, most recently a biography of historian Manning Clark, An Eye for Eternity: The Life of Manning Clark, which won the Prime Minister’s award for non-fiction and the Victorian, NSW and South Australian premiers’ non-fiction awards.

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Australia is on the brink of momentous change, but only if its citizens and politicians can come to new terms with the past. Indigenous recognition and a new push for a republic await action.
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Mark McKenna discusses Quarterly Essay 69, Moment of Truth: History and Australia’s Future.
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Nuanced [and] moving

The Sydney Morning Herald

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