Will the plaque acknowledging the community also acknowledge those members …

Comment on Quigley Down Under? by Interested.

Will the plaque acknowledging the community also acknowledge those members of it who resent the glorifying of this stranger who came into their country with no invitation and whose actions ultimately led to them losing their long held rights to live on their own lands.
Not to mention all the other pain and discrimination that continues to this day.
Will the plaque acknowledging Stuart and what he did tell both sides of the story or just the whitewashed version of history that the statue seems to represent?

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