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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?

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

The art of biography

The author stays out of the picture, and other personal rules of writing

Looking for moles

The third volume in ASIO’s official history confirms infiltration by Soviet intelligence

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