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‘Deep Time Dreaming’ by Billy Griffiths

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

The Captain Cook connection

One man’s campaign to have Gweagal artefacts returned to Australia

Patrick White’s immigrant language

White gained from his partner’s Greek Orthodoxy a sensibility that changed how he saw Australia

Tutu Bob of Kings Cross

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

Moment of Truth

Australia is on the brink of momentous change, but only if we can face up to the past – a Quarterly Essay extract

Alexis Wright’s ‘Tracker’

A raw account of Aboriginal politics through the stories of ‘Tracker’ Tilmouth

This Time

Australia’s republican past and future: a Benjamin T. Jones book extract

Once upon a time in the West

Conservatives pine for the days of unapologetic cultural supremacism. Do they really know what they’re getting themselves into?

Tablet or toilet?

How transformative has the computer age really been?

This is not an opera house

Beautiful on the outside … the tragedy of Bennelong Point

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