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The study of history may not immediately seem to be political. For many of those who study Indigenous histories it is not only political but oftentimes also deeply personal. This Kathleen Fitzpatrick lecture will reflect the connections between the personal and the political. In it Professor Lynette Russell will consider how historical studies has changed since she began her doctoral research at the University of Melbourne in 1992. She will reflect on the valuable skills that she developed out of that education and make a plea for deepening our nations’ historical education: if we want to make a better tomorrow we need to base it on a solid foundation of understanding the past, warts and all.