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Stasiland now

Thirty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the author of ‘Stasiland’ reveals the ongoing power of the former East German regime, not just in politics and business but also in shaping perceptions of victimhood in unified Germany

We will not be complete

The time for convenient denial of Australia’s brutal history is past

Seven monuments to Coranderrk

The art project marking the boundaries of the Yarra Valley’s historic Aboriginal station

Blackbirds: Australia’s hidden slave trade history

The racism that brought Australian South Sea Islanders here, and the racism that tried to send them back

Reconciliation, Kwaio style

The end of a century-old enmity between Australia and a Solomon Islands community

The search for the Endeavour

After all that, where did Cook’s ship end up?

A Norfolk Island mutiny

Australia’s remote territory is agitating for autonomy

Barron Field and the myth of terra nullius

How a minor poet made a major historical error

Laurie Matheson, our man in Moscow

Was ‘Australia’s James Bond’ working for the KGB? Or ASIO? Or both?

Filling a big hole in the property market

The old Cave Hill quarry in Melbourne will be home to thousands

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