Australian History
Eggs: Queensland's weapon of choice for political dissent

Steven Miles becomes the latest in a conga line of egged Queensland politicians going back more ...  
Palm Sunday is fundamentally a day of protest

Palm Sunday is a traditional day of protest for peace. During the 1980s, Palm Sundays in Aust ...  
Media outrage over toppled Cook statues superfluous

The mainstream media has sensationalised the toppling of Captain Cook statues around the country ...  
Remembering Manfred Cross: A polite politician in a world of tough fights

Manfred Cross, who died on 30 January aged 94, had an influence in history-making events inside ...  
Bushman Tommy Ryan, pioneer of the Labor Party

A new book chronicles the brief but significant political career of a shearer who was instrumental ...  
Voice denial a blemish on Australia's history

Denying Indigenous Australians a Voice to Parliament has exposed an absence of compassion that has ...  
The 1901 Constitution: Designed for a 'White' Australia

The historical context of the establishment Australian Constitution in 1901, which is one of ...  
Peter Dutton needs another referendum to find his Voice

Peter Dutton is confused.  
A first awakening

In order to better understand the plight of Australia's Indigenous peoples, one only needs to ...  
BOOK REVIEW: The World: A Family History of Humanity

Simon Sebag Montefiore's tome understandably sacrifices depth for breadth, writes Elizabeth ...  
Nightcap National Park: Celebrating the birth of environmental activism

A celebration was held for the defining moment in modern environmental activism that led to the ...  
Whistleblowers crucial in exposing truth in Roberts-Smith trial

Whistleblowers understand networks. Whistleblowers are scapegoated by them. When whistleblowers ...  
Hanging Ned Kelly: A glimpse into the underbelly of Colonial Victoria

A new book on the life and crimes of Ned Kelly goes deeper into the history surrounding the ...  
BOOK REVIEW: The Coast

The Coast reminds us of a dark episode in Australia's past, writes Fi Peel.   
Liberal Party little more than a factional fight club

The Liberal Party is lost and confused about what it stands for, where it is going and how it will ...  
Australia Day is a symbol of oppression to First Nations peoples

To show true compassion and respect to Australia's First Nations peoples, Australia Day should be ...  
Invasion Day debate: #ChangeTheDate — but not right now: FLASHBACK 2017

For those who enjoy celebrating Australia Day on the day that marks Indigenous dispossession ...  
Ringleaders, riots and ruin: The story of Charters Towers

The year 2022 marked the 150th anniversary of the establishment of North Queensland goldfield  ...  
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