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Jackson’s Track Revisited: History, Remembrance and Reconciliation

Quotes

‘It is our failure to imagine these things being done to us. With some noble exceptions, we failed to make the most basic human response and enter into their hearts and minds.’

Don Watson
Redfern Speech spoken by Paul Keating, 1992

 

‘The most courageous characters are those with imagination, those who, through their imaginative faculty, can empathise with others. When you lack this kind of courage, you remain ignorant of others’ feelings and needs.’

Azar Nafisi, Reading Lolita in Tehran (2003, Random House)

 

‘What I want to do,’ I said, surprising myself, for until that moment I had not managed to articulate it, even in my thoughts, ‘is to enlarge my imagination to the point where it can encompass truths as widely separated as your version of events and the Cinques’.’

Helen Garner, Joe Cinque’s Consolation (2004, Pan McMillan)

Jackson’s Track Revisited: History, Remembrance and Reconciliation

   by Carolyn Landon