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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

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

True history of the Clarke gang

Infamous bushrangers of Braidwood, New South Wales

Tasmania got gamed

James Boyce’s ‘Losing Streak’ investigates how one family came to rule the state’s poker-machine industry

The unedited life

What is the allure of the writer’s archive?

This storied land

Mark McKenna’s ‘From the Edge’ tells four fascinating stories of Aboriginal and settler interaction through the history of place

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