Politics in 1950s Adelaide was a gentlemanly affair. The Premier, Thomas Playford, and Labor’s Mick O’Halloran faced each other in four election campaigns between 1950 and 1959. More surprisingly, they dined together each week to discuss Playford’s future plans for South Australia ...
I was born into the Catholic tribe. For all my moral failings and run-ins with Church authorities, I have remained a cheerful member of that tribe. About ten years ago I began to ask myself what I actually believed. What were the central, the defining ...
17/11/2016
Image: www.australiaforeveryone.com.au/wa/montebello-islds.htm
I want to thank Liz for asking me to launchAtomic Thunder and, more importantly, thank her for the service she has done the nation by writing it.
27/09/2016
National Archives of Australia
Once upon a time, Australia suddenly found itself at the heart of a secret and shocking story. The story was about geopolitics and seismic realignments of global power. It was about science and war. It was about colonialism and the media and the outback and ...
Tim Carmody’s appointment as Chief Justice by then-premier Campbell Newman rocked the community, drawing public criticism from senior and respected lawyers and judges. While many praised Carmody as a personable and likable man, some brutal assessments were made as to whether he had the ...
From the 1920s,  Kate Leigh  made a fortune from sly grog, cocaine and prostitution, challenging the assumption that serious crime was a man’s domain. Of all the rules she broke in her life, Leigh’s most significant one is that she was a crime ...
Small Publisher of the Year is awarded to the publisher with a turnover of less than $10 million whose publishing program demonstrated excellence over the course of the year and which contributed to the overall success of the industry during that period.
22/04/2016
A French warship picks up Armenian refugees during WWI. Wikimedia Commons.
Armenia… that’s a country in, what, the Caucasus, right? Is that Central Asia? Where there’s a war with Azerbaijan over somewhere, or something, called Nagorno Karabakh?
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Science uncovers the secrets of the universe. But it is science writing that shines a light on those discoveries, and the activity of science itself, opening it up to the eager eyes of the general public.

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Our Link
Amanda Webster

In 2012, after an absence of nearly four decades,I returned to my birthplace, Kalgoorlie, to reconnect with Bronwyn Newland, a Wongi woman, and Tony Ugle, a Noongar man, both former school friends. On the plane with me was Gregory Ugle, a Noongar elder and Tony’s older brother, whom ...


History

Q & A with Inside the Vault's Creative Director Frederica Heacock 

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How are we to think about first act of terrorist murder in Australia – a cataclysmic crime that inexplicably remains unsolved?

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Changing Stereotypes
Shakira Hussein

British Prime Minister David Cameron’sreported referenceto ‘the traditional submissiveness of Muslim women’ highlights both continuity and change in attitudes towards Muslim women.


History
Writing History
Garry Wotherspoon

It is not often that an author gets to be part of the history book that he is writing, but that has been both my privilege and pleasure, since I have lived through one of the most dramatic periods of social change in Australia’s history, and it has changed ...

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In 1991, while preparing a speech, I rang the history department of a large university and asked to be connected to someone who worked on the history of food. There was a pause, and the person who answered replied with a question: ‘And what, might I ask, has food got ...

Science

Scientists are explorers, adventurers. The Magellans and Columbuses of biology, geology, medicine, physics; atmospherics, botany, chemistry, technology, mathematics. Some journey out to the fringes of the universe, others travel deep into our DNA.


 
 
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