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.
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 ...
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?
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.

Children's

After the bestselling success of their book Alphabetical Sydney, Antonia Pesenti and Hilary Bell turned their eyes towards the local shops to create Numerical Street, paying homage to the ‘ordinary and unremarked’ streetscapes of Australia. Here’s how it all happened ... 

History

In late September 2015 Kelly O’Dwyer was appointed Minister for Small Business as part of new Liberal leader Malcolm Turnbull’s Cabinet reshuffle. The appointment of a woman in this position is both significant and appropriate. Recent statistics show that one third of new small businesses are started by ...


 
 
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