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Remembering The Black Mist

Recently I viewed the Black Mist Burnt Country exhibition at the National Museum of Australia. Launched on 27 September 2016, to mark the 60th anniversary of nuclear bomb testing at Maralinga in South Australia, the exhibition has already covered a lot of ground touring the eastern states. This exhibition is a vivid and reflective collation that is raising awareness of …

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Remembering and remedying

Professor Heidi Norman writes for IndigenousX about the importance of discovery Australia’s true history in order to remedy the present in all its complexities.

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The Heroes of Gundagai

Colonisers of Australia were often out of their depth. Sometimes they needed rescuing from themselves, or during natural disasters. And First Peoples were often their rescuers. These heroic stories rarely feature in the dominant narratives, but they should.

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Karen Wyld: History Mysteries

I mean no disrespect to anyone who supports reconciliation week, but I no longer participate. It’s hard to maintain hope when there’s scant signs of achieving justice.