Radical Heart

Shireen Morris In Conversation with Mat Trinca

Sunday 26 August 2018
2.30PM – 3.30PM
Senate Chamber
Museum of Australian Democracy

Many see it as the greatest moral challenge of our nation: constitutional recognition of Indigenous Australians. In this illuminating book, lawyer and activist Shireen Morris takes the reader inside the campaign to meet the powerful advocates, lawyers and hangers-on who are attempting to craft a resolution to one of the most vexed issues facing Australia.

In conversation with National Museum of Australia Director and Canberra Writers Festival board member Dr. Mathew Trinca. 

Dr. Shireen Morris is a lawyer, postdoctoral fellow at the University of Melbourne Law School, and a senior adviser on constitutional reform to Cape York Institute. She is the co-editor of The Forgotten People: Liberal and Conservative Approaches to Recognising Indigenous Peoples with Damien Freeman and the editor of A Rightful Place: A Roadmap to Recognition. Shireen is a regular commentator on TV, radio and print media.

Dr. Mathew Trinca is the Director of the National Museum of Australia and Co-Chair of the Australia Singapore Arts Group. Mathew’s interests span the 20th century history of Australia, with a focus on the social and cultural relationships between Britain and Australia. He also has a professional interest in the historical and contemporary links between Australia and Asia. His publications include contributions to debates on museum theory and practice, the history of Australian travel to the United Kingdom, on convictism in Western Australia, and on that State’s constitutional history. He has also co-edited two books, Country: Visions of Land and People in Western Australia and Under Suspicion: Citizenship and Internment in Australia during World War II.