How a quest for the past found a living present
In this extract from Rebe Taylor’s powerful history of Aboriginal Tasmania, eccentric Englishman Ernest Westlake arrives in 1908 Melbourne hunting man's origins
Animation in the 80s: the view from Melbourne
Film animation was in its infancy in 1970s Australia but the 1980s offered glimpses of a sustainable home-grown industry for the artform.
The Irish Rising that shaped Australia
The Easter Uprising was a pivotal moment in Irish history, but it also unleashed a new, Catholic political force on the other side of the world, in Australia.
Walking strong in both cultures
Despite 'tall poppy' attitudes that can occur in some Indigenous communities, research shows stereotypes imposed by mainstream Australia are most limiting.
Why Emmeline Pankhurst criticised her daughter
Why leader of the Suffragette movement, Emmeline Pankhurst, criticised daughter Adela in an angry telegram to the Australian Prime Minister over World War I.