Australian history

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The President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, has called on Australia to consider revisiting events of its past, such as the treatment of Indigenous Australians, in a way that recognises and includes the voices of people previously marginalised.

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Ending the silence and recovering memories of modern Aboriginal history is a prerequisite for national healing, writes Joanna Mendelssohn.

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Melbourne Museum’s new exhibition, with its well chosen artefacts, tells the human stories of Australians in WWI, writes Peter Stanley.

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British historian Peter Barton’s The Lost Legions of Fromelles tells a familiar story – of slaughter in the ditches and marshes of Word War One – but it also warns us to be wary of popular legend, writes Peter Stanley.

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There is now a large disparity between the responsibilities of the Commonwealth and the states and their relative capacities to fund those responsibilities, writes Shipra Chordia.

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The City of Sydney's Working Harbour collection is a brilliant portal to our maritime past and connects us to a very old history, writes Grace Karskens. 

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Historian Dr Lisa Ford has been awarded the prestigious Max Crawford Medal for her contributions to enriching the cultural life of Australia.

Australian history needs to be rewritten to reflect the experiences of people institutionalised as children, the Australasian Social Welfare History Workshop has been told.

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