We recommend ordering by these dates for Christmas delivery.
Who Owns History? by Geoffrey Robertson


ISBN
9781760893712
Published
Binding
Paperback
Pages
304

Hard on the heels of his best-selling autobiography Rather His Own Man, one of Australia's foremost public intellectuals turns his mind to one of the most important contemporary questions that divides the world of art and culture- the restitution of heritage treasures removed in earlier times from subjugated peoples who now want them back.

Taking his cue from Cicero, the great Roman barrister, Geoffrey Robertson argues that justice requires the return not only of the 'Elgin' Marbles to Greece, but of many looted antiquities on display in the museums of Britain, Europe and America. He argues that the Gweagal Shield - dropped when Cook shot at Aboriginals in Botany Bay in 1770 - should be returned to Australia from the British Museum. He wants the government to acquire the hull of HMS Endeavour recently located off Rhode Island. He has located Arthur Phillip's tombstone for Yemmerrawanne, the first Australian expatriate, in a South London churchyard, and he wants to bring it back.

Robertson's judgement is uncompromising- cultural heritage belongs to the people of whose history it is a part, unless its return would be attended by danger to the artwork itself. And since the movement for the restitution of cultural property is based on human rights, governments that want it back must show respect for the rights of the peoples on whose behalf they make the claim.

Who Owns History? not only delves into the crucial debate over the Marbles, but examines how the past can be experienced by everyone, as well as by the people of the country of origin.
22.99

Afterpay
Available on orders $50 to $1000 - Learn more



Enter your Postcode or Suburb to view availability and delivery times.

Other Titles by Geoffrey Robertson


You might also like

The Templars
19.99
9.99
50% Off
Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee
19.99
19.99
_% Off
China In One Village
32.99
32.99
_% Off
After The Fall
29.99
29.99
_% Off
The Lost Pianos Of Siberia
19.99
19.99
_% Off
The Barbizon
32.99
32.99
_% Off
The Penguin Book Of Witches
29.99
29.99
_% Off
The Library Book
22.99
22.99
_% Off
A Brief History Of Japan
24.99
24.99
_% Off
Axiomatic
24.99
24.99
_% Off
Before And After
29.99
29.99
_% Off
Ship Thieves
24.99
24.99
_% Off

RRP refers to the Recommended Retail Price as set out by the original publisher at time of release.
The RRP set by overseas publishers may vary to those set by local publishers due to exchange rates and shipping costs.
Due to our competitive pricing, we may have not sold all products at their original RRP.