“Aussies, wake up, you are riding on MERE LUCK. Your leaders are second-rate. Go on, put a little effort into it”. There were many surprises last Thursday at a Canberra meeting that went over Donald Horne’s famous book with a fine tooth comb.
Wouldn’t hurt for every generation to ask the question anew: What is the essence of Australia?
Mary W Maxwell has reported on the conference here at rumourmillnews.
Below: Julia Horne, historian at University of Sydney, and and Ann Moyal, AM, founder of the Independent Scholars Association of Australia. Pictured at Lucky Country conference At National Library of Australia, 9 October, 2014.