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This Whispering in Our Hearts Revisited

Henry Reynolds

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New South Books
01 August 2018
'How is it our minds are not satisfied? What means this whispering in the bottom of our hearts?' Listening to the whispering in his own heart, Henry Reynolds was led into the lives of remarkable and largely forgotten white humanitarians who followed their consciences and challenged the prevailing attitudes to Indigenous people.

His now-classic book The Whispering in Our Hearts constructed an alternative history of Australia through the eyes of those who felt disquiet and disgust at the brutality of dispossession. These men and women fought for justice for Indigenous people even when doing so left them isolated and criticised by their fellow whites. The unease of these humanitarians about the morality of white settlement has not dissipated and their legacy informs current debates about reconciliation between black and white Australia.

Revisiting this history, in this new edition Reynolds brings fresh perspectives to issues we grapple with still. Those who argue for justice, reparation, recognition and a treaty will find themselves in solidarity with those who went before. But this powerful book shows how much remains to be done to settle the whispering in our hearts.

'No other historian can match Henry Reynolds' impact on Australians' understanding of their frontier history and its troubled inheritance.' - Mark McKenna
By:   Henry Reynolds
Imprint:   New South Books
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 153mm, 
ISBN:   9781742235622
ISBN 10:   174223562X
Pages:   288
Publication Date:   01 August 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Henry Reynolds is one of Australia's most recognised historians and has appeared on countless radio and television programs over decades. His work has changed the way we see the intertwining of black and white history in Australia. His books with NewSouth include The Other Side of the Frontier (reissue), What's Wrong with Anzac? (as coauthor), Forgotten War, (which won the Victorian Premier's Literary Prize) and most recently Unnecessary Wars. Previously he has published books such as Why Weren't We Told with Allen & Unwin. He taught history at James Cook University for many years but now lives in Tasmania.

Reviews for This Whispering in Our Hearts Revisited

No other historian can match Henry Reynolds' impact on Australians' understanding of their frontier history and its troubled inheritance. -Mark McKenna


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