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The contest of popularity between our national anthem and national song

History editor Dr Glenn Davies explores the contest of popularity between Advance Australia Fair ...  
Remembering the Battle of Beersheba

Today is an important day to reflect on one of the most significant conflicts of the First World ...  
A different kind of Anzac Day

This year's change in Anzac Day memorials won't be the first time in history that events have been ...  
Secret 'Palace letters' could illuminate Whitlam Dismissal if finally released

The High Court will soon rule on the release of secret "Palace letters" between Kerr and the Queen ...  
The shortage of goods during COVID-19 recalls the 'tea panic' of 1942

The recent and alarming reaction of sections of the public to a perceived threat of commodity ...  
1918 HMAT Boonah flu tragedy echoes cruise ship COVID-19 debacle

The refusal to allow cruise liner Artania to dock in Fremantle echoes the quarantining of HMAT ...  
We must be ready to manage the dead from coronavirus

Funerals should be postponed and governments must implement body-handling procedures in wake of ...  
'No longer': Recognising Aboriginal heritage and identity

Reflecting on Invasion Day’s proffering of national citizenship ceremonies,  a seminal question ...  
Betrayal: RSL backs Nazi-aligned Serbian Chetniks

Australia’s Returned and Services League (RSL) is allowing a Nazi-aligned group from WWII and ...  
Jim Cairns: Labor Left legend, Whitlam Minister and philosopher

Jim Cairns was a towering political figure in his day, and a serious rival to Gough Whitlam. After ...  
Wren's Week: Angus Taylor sets the benchmark for political scandal

Another political scandal has erupted in Parliament with Energy Minister Angus Taylor centre stage ...  
History, tension and mistrust: Norfolk Island digs in

160 years ago, the descendants of the Bounty mutineers who had populated Pitcairn Island found ...  
Remembering Bjelke-Petersen's abject reign

Life under Joh was no joke. In fact, for a lot of people it was downright dangerous, writes ...  
'Distortion': How the Palace airbrushed Sir John Kerr's memoirs

Evidence is mounting that Sir John Kerr and the Palace had a close relationship amid Gough Whit ...  
The National Archives, Whitlam and the Queen: Manipulating history

Who is being protected by the suppression of information concerning the Whitlam Government's ...  
Happy Constitution Day, Australia!

Happy Constitution Day! Today marks 119 years since Queen Victoria provided Royal assent for ...  
Australian socialism: Unique and proud

Socialism in Australia can be traced back through an interesting history of overseas cultures ...  
Peter Dutton's History of Australia

Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton discusses his new book, 'Peter Dutton's History of Australia ...  

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