May 2018

The Nation Reviewed

The Captain Cook connection

By Bronwyn Adcock
One man’s campaign to have Gweagal artefacts returned to Australia

Bronwyn Adcock

Bronwyn Adcock is a freelance journalist whose work has appeared in The Griffith Review and The Saturday Paper and on the ABC.

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May 2018

From the front page

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Pub test: Longman by-election

On the ground in Caboolture it’s looking hard for Labor

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Jay Carmichael’s debut novel, ‘Ironbark’

A poetic account of adolescent alienation and masculinity in rural Australia

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‘Deep Time Dreaming’ by Billy Griffiths

This history of archaeology in Australia charts our changing relationship with the past

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Cannes Film Festival 2018

An ever-so-slightly off-key event


In This Issue

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Why Adani won’t die

The Carmichael coalmine is as much about symbols and interests as it is about jobs and money

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Steven Soderbergh’s ‘Unsane’

The prolific director hits his own limits with this experiment in technology

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Our waste policy is rubbish

Has Australia’s ad-hoc approach to waste management backfired?

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‘A Sand Archive’ by Gregory Day

Day grasps landscape as an intimate living thing


More in The Nation Reviewed

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Our waste policy is rubbish

Has Australia’s ad-hoc approach to waste management backfired?

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Salvaging ANU’s sodden books

How and why did the Chifley Library flood?

Could a computer mark a NAPLAN essay?

If student assessment is automated, what might it miss?

Tutu Bob of Kings Cross

A local tour guide proves there is still plenty of life in the Cross


Read on

Image of ‘Ironbark’

Jay Carmichael’s debut novel, ‘Ironbark’

A poetic account of adolescent alienation and masculinity in rural Australia

Image from ‘Cold War’

Cannes Film Festival 2018

An ever-so-slightly off-key event

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What’s in a name?

From Pig Iron Bob to Unbelieva-Bill: the trouble with nicknames in politics

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‘The Alienist’: a gripping but imperfect thriller

Forensic psychology powers this lavish series, but is one of its less interesting features


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