An Australia-wide project by retired academic and avid historian Ray Barraclough, focused on the violent dispossession of Indigenous people within Australia’s history. The daily entries include excerpts which show the wide range of ramifications of dispossession, both in the past and reaching into the present.
The content of So That We Remember can serve as an educational resource for educators in schools and wider communities. In particular, the focus in the content is on the cost to Indigenous lives, and communities, of dispossession
The entries, covering 365 days in the year, encompass a whole range of issues that are embedded in this aspect of Australian history. And, as poet Oodgeroo has reminded us: “Let no one say the past is dead. The past is all about us and within.”