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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

The search for the Endeavour

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

Reconciliation, Kwaio style

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

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

Mike Parr’s invisible performance and Tasmania’s complex past

Underneath the bitumen in Hobart, history becomes art

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

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