Hundreds of Australians wrote to Jackie Kennedy after her husband was killed. The letters paint a revealing portrait of who we were and who we wanted to be.
Rather than have students memorize names and dates, this history curriculum invites students to grapple with real-life issues faced by people from the past.
Frontier violence was widespread across colonial Queensland and has real life implications for contemporary Australia.
Men in the 1700s penned vehement letters about the way women dressed, slut-shaming them as “cork-rumped devils”.
Like many other institutions, Scouts is caught in an awkward gap between tradition and modernity, as society grapples with colonial figures who were heroes to some, but not others.
The group of climate activists are drawing on a history of public action to show that what they are doing is not new at all
Davis practised microhistory – analysing an incident, life or location as a way into writing about wider society
Writers at the time were much more concerned with the fire’s destructive power than describing how it started in any detail.
Food was tied into multiple Halloween traditions that had love trouble at their core.
Life on Our Planet has some important messages about the nature of evolution, and what the future may hold for us.
Fifty years ago today, after a prolonged and controversial period of construction, the Sydney Opera House was officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II.
Retaining a statue or monument takes very little work – explaining it is a mammoth and contested task.
As the climate warms, devastating fires are increasingly likely. The 2020 fires pushed the Southern Rockies beyond the historical average. Is there hope for the Northern Rockies?
Four hundred and forty men and boys were killed in the Senghenydd colliery disaster, with the youngest victims aged just 14 years old.
A new study tracks the number of history academics and history students in Australia. The results are alarming.
Russia’s 2022 invasion of Ukraine reprised the risks of energy weaponization, but the oil landscape today and energy security itself are changing.
Killing for Country does brilliantly for one group of families what a robust, locally grounded truth-telling process might do for the whole nation.
What should our museums collect from the sea of information and imagery to represent how Australians feel about the referendum?
With its iconic designs and its showcasing of women writers, the Yellow Book gave its name to the decade.
Some Nobel Prize-winning ideas originate in strange places, but still go on to revolutionize the scientific field. George de Hevesy’s research on radioactive tracers is one such example.