A haulage truck at Rio Tinto’s Weipa operations in northern Queensland.
AAP/Rio Tinto, Joanne O'Keeffe
Before the goldrush, Indigenous people told stories about how the bronzewing pigeon seeded precious minerals across the land. Europeans stole not just land, but the value deep within it.
The cultural context in which class, ethnic and racial tensions explode into open violence must be analysed honestly.
AAP Image/Paul Miller
Australia’s key foundation stories have a narrative arc based on the slow simmering of social tension and anxiety culminating in an explosive release of group hostility. Was Cronulla any different?
Men, women and children were among the gold diggers who rebelled on this day in 1854.
S. T. Gill, 1954
When I was at primary school in the late 1970s, engaging kids in history lessons meant a good dose of role-play. Each year, on today’s date, it was time to re-enact the Eureka Stockade. It was on this…