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The painting Group of Natives of Tasmania, 1859, by Robert Dowling. Wikimedia

Explainer: the evidence for the Tasmanian genocide

That colonial wars were fought in Tasmania is irrefutable. More controversially, surviving evidence suggests the British enacted genocidal policies against the Tasmanian Aboriginal people.
Journalist Peter Greste lays a wreath at the War Correspondents Memorial in Canberra. Lukas Coch/AAP

Honouring the journalists who bring us stories from the frontline

A memorial unveiled in Canberra this week honours the work of Australian war correspondents, but a new Pentagon "Law of War" manual identifies journalists in conflict zones as "spies and belligerents".
Silent tributes at the tomb of the unknown soldier at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra, representing more than 100,000 men and women lost in war. Lukas Coch/AAP

Australia’s unknown soldier: a powerful symbol of loss and faith

Why did it take three-quarters of a century beyond the first world war for Australians to build our own tomb of the unknown soldier, remembering the 23,000 Australians who died with no known grave?

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