History

Image of a modern kitchen, circa 1950.
How transformative has the computer age really been?
By James Boyce
Image of the Sydney Opera House
Beautiful on the outside … the tragedy of Bennelong Point
By Darryn King
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Reviving a century of Indigenous music through the Mission Songs Project
By Zoë Morrison
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The pitfalls of memorialising historical figures
By Don Watson
Image of Alfred Deakin
Judith Brett’s ‘The Enigmatic Mr Deakin’ is a skilful portrait of Australia’s second prime minister
By Mark McKenna
Image of Alice Springs
Thirty years on, what should we make of Bruce Chatwin’s song to the songlines?
By Richard Cooke
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The descendants of Australia’s “Afghan” cameleers get together in remote South Australia
By Sam Vincent
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Infamous bushrangers of Braidwood, New South Wales
By Sam Vincent
Image of Wrest Point casino, Sandy Bay, Tasmania
James Boyce’s ‘Losing Streak’ investigates how one family came to rule the state’s poker-machine industry
By Amanda Lohrey
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The State Library of Victoria has acquired one of Australia’s finest collections of literary papers
By Thornton McCamish
Image of the Pilbara, Western Australia.
Mark McKenna’s ‘From the Edge’ tells four fascinating stories of Aboriginal and settler interaction through the history of place
By Frank Bongiorno
Image of Patrick White
The author stays out of the picture, and other personal rules of writing
By David Marr
Image of surveillance of David Combe
The third volume in ASIO’s official history confirms infiltration by Soviet intelligence
By David McKnight
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The Rhodes Scholarship is slowly embracing diversity
By Zoë Morrison
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The late historian leaves behind a stunning body of scholarship
By Tom Griffiths
Cover of East West Street
Philippe Sands’ ‘East West Street’ mixes memoir, biography and thriller to explain the origins of ‘crimes against humanity’ and ‘genocide’
By Martin Krygier
Image of Roald Dahl in his writing hut
The life and legacy of Roald Dahl
By Anwen Crawford
How should Australians commemorate their battles in other countries?
By Mungo MacCallum

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