Australian History
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  ...  
#1 TOP IA STORY OF 2022: John Farnham — The Voice of Australia

John Farnham was close to death earlier this year and so our top story of 2022 receiving over ...  
Gough Whitlam's enthusiasm for reform has left a lasting legacy

The Whitlam Government’s economic performance was certainly not perfect, but it deserves a ...  
Craig Foster succeeds Peter FitzSimons as Republic Movement head

Human rights and anti-racism activist, former Socceroo Craig Foster AM, has been elected to lead ...  
Portraits of the Soul — A lifetime of images with Bill McAuley

A new book by former award-winning photojournalist Bill McAuley delivers engaging stories and ...  
IA Book Club: The Shipwreck by Larry Writer

For anyone living in Sydney immediately after 20 August 1857, the main topic of conversation was ...  
IA BOOK CLUB: The Ballad of Abdul Wade

Ryan Butta's moving story of "Harry" – the first camel to enter Australia – and the hidden hi ...  
Albanese's Voice to Parliament referendum should be a no-brainer

Is a Voice to Parliament really such a difficult thing or is it a simple change?  
Stuart Robert's alabaster history wars

Founder and publisher David Donovan explains why Stuart Robert is unfit to determine what our kids ...  
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 ...  
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