This Whispering in Our Hearts Revisited – Public Lecture with Professor Henry Reynolds

Join the History Trust of South Australia and the Don Dunstan Foundation to hear Henry revisit this history, and bring fresh perspectives to issues we grapple with still.


*PLEASE NOTE – THIS LECTURE IS NOW FULLY BOOKED. You can still join the waitlist and will be contacted if a place becomes available.*

You can also hear Prof Reynolds on Saturday 20 October when he delivers the Wilks oration at the Effective Living Centre at 7pm. Click here for details on the Wilks Oration and to book.


Listening to the whispering in his own heart, Professor 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 This 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.


When: Thursday 18 October, 2018

Time: Doors open at 5.45pm. Lecture commences at 6.00pm.

Where: Napier Theatre G04, University of Adelaide, North Terrace, Adelaide, SA 5000

Free, but bookings essential. To RSVP, please click here.

Light refreshments will be provided.

HENRY REYNOLDS is one of Australia’s best-known historians. His pioneering work has changed understandings of the Australian frontier and given the cause of Reconciliation a historical underpinning. His books include The Other Side of the Frontier, Why Weren’t We Told, What’s Wrong with Anzac?, Forgotten War, which won the Victorian Premier’s Literary Prize, Unnecessary Wars and most recently This Whispering in Our Hearts Revisited.