Australian History
IA Book Club: Sir Joseph Banks and the Question of Hemp

Paul Sargeant reviews a historical non-fiction novel written by IA contributor, Dr John Jiggens ...  
Morrison's 'economic' trash-talking is out of order

Scott Morrison’s attack on Anthony Albanese, claiming the necessity of “economic" credentia ...  
IA BOOK CLUB: ‘Arnie — Pearls And Luggers In The Torres Strait’

Jim Kable reviews a book by Arnie and Lee Duffield, filled with yarns about the Torres Strait, its ...  
FitzSimons' 'Gallipoli' puts us right alongside the ill-fated Anzacs

It is eight years since Peter FitzSimons first published 'Gallipoli'. On the cusp of Anzac Day ...  
Commonwealth Day has had its day

Commonwealth Day was met with complete silence in Australia this year, suggesting we push for a ...  
In Australia there are more statues of animals than women

Across the nation, less than four per cent of public statues are of women. It’s time to fully ...  
Harmony Day airbrushes Australia's racist ideologies

Harmony Day continues to be a day of tokenism, as Australia has whitewashed the International Day ...  
IA Book Club: GIRT — The Unauthorised History of Australia

Peter Baker reviews David Hunt's 'GIRT: The Unauthorised History of Australia', a compelling book ...  
IA Book Club: Lachlan Macquarie's dismissal

Grace Karskens of the Sydney Morning Herald described The First Dismissal by Luke Slattery as ...  
Criminal or hero: The life of ‘Breaker’ Morant

On the anniversary of the execution of "Breaker" Morant, history editor Dr Glenn Davies examines ...  
Indigenous Australians: 'This is the torment of our powerlessness' 

As called for in the Uluru Statement from the Heart, a First Nations Voice enshrined in the ...  
Australians look in vain for independent foreign policy

One of the most disturbing features of contemporary politics is the almost complete absence of any ...  
IA BOOK CLUB: 'Country — Future Fire, Future Farming', by Bill Gammage & Bruce Pascoe

Dermot Daley reviews a valuable historical account that explores successful farming by Indigenous ...  
Tudge flags freedom of speech while whitewashing Australia's past

Education Minister Alan Tudge continues to argue that an obscure version of our history – one ...  
Conservatives like Tudge think they need history but not historians

Conservative politicians and historians are always bound to clash, write Paul Taucher and Dr Dean ...  
IA Book Club: The Crime of Not Knowing Your Crime – Ric Throssell Against ASIO

Jim Kable reviews a book by Karen Throssell about the injustice suffered by her father in his ...  
Morrison's 'sub-par' performance tanks Australia's national identity

Morrison's tanking of the Australian-French submarine deal in favour of the AUKUS pact signals to ...  
Tudge sore over suggestion we question Anzac Day

Education Minister Alan Tudge should look closely at history before criticising expert's proposed ...  
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