Cross-dressing stowaways, inadvertent world records, and clandestine agents working for Napoleon Bonaparte. The French quarter of colonised Australia was wild.
Lachlan Macquarie is a vexing figure, as he’s painted as the architect of the nation or a mass murderer. What is lesser known, however, is the criticism he faced from within the colony.
Joice NanKivell Loch is both the most decorated woman in this country, and probably someone you’ve never heard of. Shame on you, Australia.
Back in 1915, violence visited Broken Hill. With the locals blaming German interference or the presence of the ‘Terrible Turks’, troops were quickly called in to “leave no work for the hangman”.
2019 may be the year when euthanasia is finally legal, giving us the opportunity to choose. The end, and our version of it, has been a long time coming.
The concept of mentoring is taking off in this country, giving the adults of today purpose, and the youth of tomorrow a future.
The concept of memory in relation to the brain is not a universal ruling. In fact, it excels in erasing the things it doesn’t care for.
The murder of journalist Lyra McKee sends an obvious message. The troubled Northern Ireland of yore hasn’t left – it is here to stay.
Despite the headlines and even our experience, heroes quietly move among us. Now, one project is looking to illuminate the invaluable (and often unheard) work they do.
Again, our taxes are part of the national discussion, however, I’m wondering if we should reward incompetence so heartily with our hard-earned dollars.
Michelle Arrow’s towering examination of our past also illuminates the vibrant, caustic rolling country we became.
According to numerous sources, more men are having less sex. The reasons why are a matter of discussion.
The presumption of innocence is the cornerstone of our legal empire. However, a pioneering group of researchers are looking into those who were found guilty but were anything but.
A group of Belgian researchers endeavoured to answer a simple question – does bad food enable depression, or is it the other way around?
The NSW election is upon us, but with division and voter apathy taking over the state, many have taken it upon themselves to fix democracy.
Those women who chose Islamic State, the so-called ISIS brides have chided the Western world. For what it’s worth, they made their choice, and I understand why.
The days of dangerous mine work seems to be a relic of a bygone era. However, new cases of a long-dead disease raises a series of difficult questions.
It might seem like we fought WW2 to stop it, but anti-jewish sentiment is alive and well in 2019. Defeating it, however, means looking to yesterday as well as tomorrow.
One academic believes that Google is the most valuable data set on our modern psyche. While we say one thing, our Google history says another.
In an effort to bridge the gap between Australian fathers and their daughters, one man believes sport is the answer. With government funding secured, our elected officials seem to believe him.
Maartje van Winkel and Derakshan Beekzada were two strangers linked by one goal. Together, they changed the minds of a nation.
Britain may be quickly approaching the worst possible outcome for Brexit, but a more united brand of democracy is already on the rise: crowdfunded politics.