In their 1881 petition, Aboriginal people from the Maloga mission who sought greater freedom from missionary control called for the government to grant them their own parcel of land.
As we look towards 2023, trend forecasters are figuring out how to boost work morale. In the second world war, Curtin turned to the media to spread his message.
Current discussions about ‘homelessness’ have echoes of the past treatment of vagrants. New historical research tells us more about the lives of people during periods of social and economic hardship.
Historically, women’s contributions to the agricultural sector often occurred outside of professional roles. ‘Lady’ Maud Williams, who discovered the Lady Williams apple, is one of those women.
Vince Copley lived a long, impressive life, helping to make a better world for Aboriginal people. Born on a mission in 1936, he died aged 85, just after finishing his memoir, on 10 January 2022.
This year’s release, from the cabinet records of 2002, is framed by two events of the previous year: the Tampa affair and 9/11.
Louis Nowra’s thematic history of Sydney is playful and inspired.
Anthropologist Neville White has spent two months a year since 1974 in Arnhem Land, as a guest of Yolngu families residing at the Donydji community.
In Dreamers and Schemers, the activities of male political elites take precedence over other social movements.
Long before Green Square was a huge urban renewal project it was Country known to Traditional Owners for its wetlands. Until now, those water stories have remained largely invisible.
Kate Cocks, South Australia’s first policewoman, was no saint – but she helped solve major crimes including the poisoning of children, abortion rackets and drug smuggling.
A 20-year cultural revitalisation effort has led to a songline being sung again on Country, to an audience of 140 people.
Liberal democracy has been a failure for First Nations people – a Voice to Parliament must add more weight to the scales.
This artwork tells the incredible story of the Indigenous Traditional Owners who have long called the Tanami home.
The Australian War Memorial’s pledge to recognise the frontier wars is an end to ‘black armband’ rhetoric. It should now investigate the Aboriginal resistance, and see it as a military operation.
The National Museum of Australia has just opened the most significant redevelopment in its history.
Ningla-A’Na has now been restored and is being re-released in Australian cinemas.
Indigenous oral history is more than a methodology. It is living history, practised for thousands of millennia, intrinsically woven into Aboriginal people’s way of life and culture.
When Max Chandler-Mather rose to speak in question time, he was criticised for not wearing a tie. But Australian men have been going tie-less for decades.
Forced labour in the cane fields of Queensland has had a lasting influence of the Australian nation.