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5-minute Lowy Lunch: Mother country


Fergus Hanson


27 May 2010 16:12

Eminent Australian historian James Curran delivered an impressive Wednesday Lowy Lunch speech yesterday on Australia's efforts to remodel its national image in the wake of the movement away from the mother country. 

I caught him for five minutes afterwards to discuss when exactly Australia separated from the UK (don't hold your breath for a precise date), how Australia's view of itself changed and James' intriguing anecdote about efforts by the Secretary of Foreign Affairs to introduce a uniform for diplomats.

You can listen to his full speech here.