Australian History
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 ...  
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 ...  
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