On Patriotism

Paul Daley in conversation with Clare Wright

Sunday 25 August 2019
1.30PM – 2.30PM
Senate Chamber
Museum of Australian Democracy

Australia is endowed with the world’s oldest continuing surviving culture in the world, and yet militarisation defines us. Sixty thousand years of rich, ancient Aboriginal tradition, culture and civilisation is disregarded for the contrived myths of 1788 and Anzac. Why does commemorating the centenary of World War I dominate our sense of patriotism? What does it really mean to love and serve your country? Historian, author and broadcaster Clare Wright and Walkley Award winning journalist and author of On Patriotism Paul Daley, discuss Australia’s national identity through militarisation. What does it really mean to love your country?