Professor Zoe Laidlaw in conversation with Professor Len Collard
Places and their names can be very meaningful to the people connected to them. But what happens when some in a community are uncomfortable with a historical figure or association a place is named for, or feel that different aspects of history should be honoured? Many communities around Australia, and the world, are grappling with this right now. Listeners and experts share their thoughts on how to go through this process constructively.’
Guests: Professor Len Collard, Winthrop Professor in Indigenous Studies at the University of Western Australia, Whadjuk Nyungar elder and respected Traditional Owner of the Perth Metropolitan area and surrounding lands, rivers, and oceans.
Professor Zoe Laidlaw, Professor of History at Melbourne University, is one of the Chief investigators with the Australian Legacies of British Slavery project