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The search for the Endeavour

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

Barron Field and the myth of terra nullius

How a minor poet made a major historical error

A Norfolk Island mutiny

Australia’s remote territory is agitating for autonomy

Laurie Matheson, our man in Moscow

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

This is not an opera house

Beautiful on the outside … the tragedy of Bennelong Point

On a mission

Reviving a century of Indigenous music through the Mission Songs Project

What should we do with Captain Cook?

The pitfalls of memorialising historical figures

Success dogged him

Judith Brett’s ‘The Enigmatic Mr Deakin’ is a skilful portrait of Australia’s second prime minister

The crankhandle of history

Thirty years on, what should we make of Bruce Chatwin’s song to the songlines?

Hump day

The descendants of Australia’s “Afghan” cameleers get together in remote South Australia

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