Australian politics, society & culture


What follows is a collection of excerpts from genuine undergraduate history essays across Australia. Compiled by Professor Neve R. Stenning-Stihl, here is Australian history as you've never known it: “Australian History is a broad subject in which many influences and events have gathered to form what is
Art and artifice in John Michael McDonagh’s ‘Calvary’
By Luke Davies
A singular analysis of AFL players’ names
By Peter Cronin
By Monthly Wire
Joe Dolce is a singer-songwriter, poet and essayist.  This is Joe's letter to Monthly editor John van Tiggelen, written just prior to the publication of 'Shaddap You Facebook' in the April 2013 issue of the magazine:     Hi John, OK – I can live with the
© Johann Persen
Good medicine
By Peter Conrad
Call a somnambulance
By Luke Davies
By Elmo Keep
Words: Shane Maloney | Illustration: Chris Grosz
By Shane Maloney and Chris Grosz
Once again, without emotion: Bret and Jemaine on tour earlier this year. © Tracey Nearmy/AAP
Flight of the Conchords
By Robert Forster
By Monthly Wire
Frank Moorhouse, the nation's Edith Wharton. © Steve Baccon/Fairfax Syndication
Frank Moorhouse’s 'Cold Light'
By David Marr
Justin Hamilton - 'Circular', 2011
By Tim Ferguson
Meeting Alex Dimitriades
By Peter Robb
A Victorian-era postcard an age-old problem. © Wikimedia Commons
'Sex: An Unnatural History'
By Anne Summers
Director Benedict Andrews in rehearsal for the Belvoir Street Theatre's current production, 'The Seagull'. © Heidrun Löhr
Meeting Benedict Andrews
By Peter Robb