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EDITOR'S CHOICE

Glen Barclay considers how far Australian intervention in Vietnam marked a watershed in the country's willingness to send its troops abroad to fight for distant but powerful allies.

The British colonial policy towards the indigenous people of Tasmania in the first part of the 19th century amounted to ethnic cleansing, a part of its history that Britain still hasn’t confronted, argues Tom Lawson.

Volume: 64 Issue: 7 2014

Canberra was born on March 12th, 1913.

Volume: 63 Issue: 3 2013

Australia and the US were allies during the Second World War, though that wasn’t always apparent in the relationship between GIs and Diggers. This is the story of one especially bitter encounter.

Volume: 63 Issue: 11 2013

The Antipodean reformer died on May 16th, 1862.

Volume: 62 Issue: 5 2012

The Australian pioneer Robert O'Hara Burke died of starvation on June 30th, 1861.

Volume: 61 Issue: 6 2011

Mark Juddery introduces The Story of the Kelly Gang, possibly the first-ever feature film, now largely lost, that was made a hundred years ago in Australia about the notorious outlaw with the unusual body-armour. Hugely popular when it was first released in 1906, it spawned a genre of bushranger movies and epitomized the significance of the Kelly legend in Australian cultural identity.

Volume: 58 Issue: 1 2007

Anthony Fyson reads a letter from his great-grandfather, who as a young man was caught up in the Eureka Stockade, where gold-miners in Ballarat, Victoria, famously clashed with state troops, 150 years ago this month.

Volume: 54 Issue: 12 2004

Peter Monteath recalls what happened when two explorers, whose nations were battling for supremacy, met on the other side of the world.

Volume: 53 Issue: 1 2003

Matthew Stewart discusses Peter Weir's 1981 cinematic tour de force, and what it tells us about the ANZAC myth.

Volume: 53 Issue: 2 2003
Tom Griffiths continues our series on History and the Environment, travelling into the longue durée of the Australian past.
Volume: 51 Issue: 11 2001

Australian prospectors struck gold on February 12th, 1851.

Volume: 51 Issue: 2 2001
July 9th, 1900
Volume: 50 Issue: 7 2000

Who discovered Australia? Most people think of the First Fleet that went to Botany Bay 1788, but our ideas may require rethinking, following recent research on DNA analysis, and epidemiological studies of a rare disease. 

Volume: 49 Issue: 6 1999

Daryl Best on use and abuse in Australia's environmental history.

Volume: 47 Issue: 10 1997

Janis Wilton records the stories of 19th-century Chinese immigrants and their descendants, and explores their relationship with ‘White Australia’.

Volume: 47 Issue: 11 1997

Christopher Innocent on ancient Australian burial sites.

Volume: 45 Issue: 9 1995

Ball-and-chain nationhood: Brian Fletcher chronicles the ambiguities Australians have felt over the years towards the nation's 'Founding Fathers'.

Volume: 42 Issue: 10 1992

Alistair Thompson uncovers a hidden controversy about myth making and Gallipoli

Volume: 43 Issue: 1 1992

Jeffrey Grey on how computers are profiling Australia's First World War combatants

Volume: 40 Issue: 8 1990

Glen Barclay considers how far Australian intervention in Vietnam marked a watershed in the country's willingness to send its troops abroad to fight for distant but powerful allies.

Volume: 38 Issue: 2 1988

Two hundred years before Captain Cook, Dieppe map makers placed the Portuguese flag on a large land-mass called Java-la-Grande approximately where Australia appears on today's atlas. Helen Wallis sifts through the cartographic evidence to examine the intriguing question.

Volume: 38 Issue: 3 1988

'A painful lesson in international politics' - Anglo-Australian relations in the Second World War revealed the rhetoric of Empire not matched by a British commitment to Australia's defence.

Volume: 38 Issue: 2 1988

Sarah Jane Evans investigates an array of events as the British Australia Bicentennial approaches.

Volume: 37 Issue: 10 1987

'Australia is a nation of immigrants' In the belief that manifestations of the unconscious can no longer be exempt from the attentions of the historian, John Rickard argues that psychohistory can illuminate this vital theme of Australian history.

Volume: 31 Issue: 5 1981

Graham Seal explores the life and legend of Ned Kelly.

Volume: 30 Issue: 11 1980

George Russo describes how this enlightened priest undertook a double task - to convince the Australian government of its responsibilities and accustom the aborigines to modern life.

Volume: 29 Issue: 6 1979

George Grey was governor in succession of South Australia, New Zealand, Cape Colony and New Zealand again. Cyril Hamshere charts a most remarkable career in the Victorian Colonial service.

Volume: 29 Issue: 4 1979

Bertha S. Dodge follows the journey of John Ledyard, a captain’s son from Connecticut, who helped to explore the Pacific and travelled across the Russian Empire.

Volume: 23 Issue: 9 1973

Conrad Dixon describes how, in the service of the Dutch East India Company, Pelsaert of Antwerp was the first European to spend some time on shore.

Volume: 22 Issue: 10 1972

Michael Langley introduces the prophet of free colonisation in Australasia.

Volume: 19 Issue: 10 1969

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