Robyn Annear

Robyn Annear
Robyn Annear is a writer and historian based in Castlemaine, Victoria. Her books include A City Lost and Found: Whelan the Wrecker’s Melbourne and Fly a Rebel Flag: The Eureka Stockade.

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Old folks, new technology


Can senior citizens bridge the digital divide?

Gavrilo Princip arrested in Sarajevo after assassinating Austria-Hungary’s Archduke Franz Ferdinand, 28 June 1914. Image: Wikimedia Commons

Re-evaluating World War One

World War I

Margaret MacMillan’s ‘The War That Ended Peace’, Paul Ham’s ‘1914’ and David Reynolds’ ‘The Long Shadow’

Bill Garner’s ‘Born in a Tent’


NewSouth Books; $39.99

Heart Reef, in the Whitsundays. © Queensland Tourism

Human encounters with the Great Barrier Reef

Australian history

Iain McCalman’s ‘The Reef: A passionate history’

Zealous Gold Diggers, Bendigo, by ST Gill. Image courtesy of the State Library of Victoria

Clare Wright’s ‘The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka’

Australian history

The full moon had a lot to answer for

Puzzling the purpose of Australian literary magazines

Unripe fruit

Misogyny exerts a force on all our lives: Prime Minister Gillard with Kyle Sandilands © Sam Mooy/Newspix

Hashtag feminism


‘Destroying the Joint’

All That Is, James Salter, Picador; $29.99

‘All That Is’


By James Salter

Black Saturday, Kinglake. © Dean Sewell / Oculi

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