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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

Remembering the Myall Creek Massacre

An extract from the book marking the massacre’s 180th anniversary

‘Deep Time Dreaming’ by Billy Griffiths

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

Patrick White’s immigrant language

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

The Captain Cook connection

One man’s campaign to have Gweagal artefacts returned to 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

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