Every tribe needs a home and for Australian republicans, Independent Australia is it, says history editor and Australian Republican Movement Queensland convenor Dr Glenn Davies.
ALMOST FIVE YEARS AGO – the morning after the "night of the long knives", when Kevin Rudd got rolled – Independent Australia published its first edition. I'm sure there was no connection between the two events.
Australia has a long and proud tradition of republican history, but we don't hear about it much. In many ways, Independent Australia has become the voice of the republic in Australia — a descendant of The Bulletin, which was a very strong voice for the republic in 1880s and 1890s. Since The Bulletin, there hasn't been such a strong voice for the republic.
One of the things that has always impressed me about IA – and made me proud to be involved with it – is its sense of responsibility towards the Australian Republican Movement. From its very first edition, there has been a strong republican voice coming out of Independent Australia. I am proud to have been involved in documenting some of our shared republican history, as have many other republican writers in Australia.
All of us republicans need somewhere to gather. Our republican tribe has found a place to shelter within the Independent Australia publication. This sense of family is something I am very proud to be involved with in Independent Australia and I would hope other republicans would come to support us by subscribing.
All tribes need a home and Independent Australia has been able to provide that for us.
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