I just copied this extract from a book written by Julianne Schulltz!
She seems to be an interesting author!
This is an edited extract from The Idea of Australia – A Search for the Soul of the Nation, published by Allen & Unwin, out now
Sun 27 Feb 2022 06.00 AED
‘The necessary fictions of Australia’s official foundation story, the one that starts with European sailors and offers a cursory nod to those who were already here, have become an increasingly threadbare, lazy shorthand for a much more complex identity.’ Photograph: Sean Gladwell/Getty Images
In this extract from her book, Julianne Schultz says the topography of an evolving national identity reveals peaks of great change and long valleys of fearful, censorious complacency
Stories make us fully and uniquely human. They are the way we make sense of the world, our lives and relationships. They may not always be true, completely, or even substantially. They may be tinged with hyperbole and hope, fiercely contested or modified…
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