In 1901, there were almost 30,000 Chinese men in Australia but fewer than 500 women. Despite their small numbers, emerging research reveals surprising stories of Chinese Australian women's lives.
What happens when the distant frontier takes up residence in the family home? How are we to remember our flawed ancestors? A new book grapples with these questions.
From the "goo goo" boys mocked for their love of theatre to cross-dressing troops and "trouser women", Australia has a rich queer history.
It would be 'aggressively Australian', holding a mirror up to contemporary society. The creation of the first Macquarie Dictionary, while not without controversies, was a cultural milestone.
A new book, about the suburban women who poisoned their husbands in post-war Sydney, explores their cold-blooded modus operandi and the hot dinners they prepared.
From Cantonese sausage on the goldfields, to mid-century sweet and sour pork, to today's delicate xiao long bao, Chinese food in Australia has come a long way.
An artist and self-proclaimed witch, Rosaleen Norton defied cultural norms in Menzies-era Australia. Reviled by the media, she was a powerfully unconventional woman.
Australian cheese was once 'vintage' or 'tasty'. Now we have a plethora of options. How did we get here?
Discrimination against trans women at Sydney's McIver's Ladies Baths is, sadly, just the latest in a long history of some Australians being excluded from the water.
Two starkly different research projects at East Gippsland's Cloggs Cave, 50 years apart, show the importance of Indigenous perspectives in archaeology.
Originally made with curry powders imported by British colonialists, Australia's understanding of curry has come a long way.
When British colonials came to Australia, they stuck to their winter Christmas traditions of roast meats and plum puddings. But over the centuries, Australians found their own ways to celebrate.
The beach is synonymous with the Australian summer. But it has a long - and varied - history in this country too.
Badtjala woman and visual artist Fiona Foley looks back at Australian history, and her own art making, in this powerful new book.
Far from mere underwear, singlets have many cultural meanings. Once worn chiefly by shearers, laborers and soldiers, they have been embraced on dance floors and in the gym.
Millicent Bryant made her first solo flight at the age of 49 in 1927. The life of this bold, unconventional woman was tragically cut short in a ferry disaster that same year.
Long regarded as guardians of morality, women who swore were often policed and punished. But whether protesting or parodying, they have used bad language in creative ways.
Launched in Brisbane in 1985, the final 9 stores will close this Sunday. Australia's tastes have changed.
A post-war funding crisis forced universities to take the initiative in making their case to the public. A new history explores how universities did it and the changes they brought about.
The Australian Electoral Commission is taking public submissions on the name for a new federal electorate in Victoria. Prominent women like Susan Ryan and Margaret Tucker deserve consideration.