Ian Lowe AO

“I grew up totally ignorant of the frontier wars, the massacres, the rapes, the poisonings and the violent dispossession of the first Australians. School history consisted of the First Fleet, the explorers and the introduction to the continent of such European practices as large-scale mining, broad-acre cropping and grazing animals. Several local settlements had names that clearly reflected the original people, but I never actually saw an Indigenous person until I was in my late teens and living in Sydney …”