New Zealand’s honours system has come a long way since colonial times. But a glaring gender imbalance reminds us of its historical origins.
La Nouvelle-Zélande aussi s'interroge sur le sort à réserver aux monuments et aux noms de lieux rendant hommage au passé colonial.
250 years since Captain Cook landed in Australia, it’s time to acknowledge the violence of first encounters.
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The way Australia has commemorated Cook's arrival has changed over time – from military displays in 1870 to waning interest in Cook in the 1950s, followed by the fever pitch celebrations of 1970.
Many teachers want to teach Indigenous perspectives but often lack confidence or know-how. Teachers must be willing to confront the ongoing effects of colonialism in and outside the classroom.
An honest reckoning with Captain Cook’s legacy won’t heal things overnight. But it’s a start.
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The impact of 1770 has never eased for Aboriginal people. It was a collision of catastrophic proportions.
To find out how the teaching of Captain Cook in Australian schools has changed, I examined textbooks used in the 1950s until today.
Botany was an integral feature of Britain’s colonial and imperial ambitions.
Every European ship that voyaged the Pacific was, in the first instance, a floating fortress, an independent command that could send out small shore parties or to concentrate firepower as needed.
Turkey and the EU are trading insults over the rights to exploit the huge gas reserves over the eastern Mediterranean island.
The notion of ‘Empire 2.0’ embraced by Brexiteers is backward-facing nonsense.