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German raid or outback Jihad? The disputed bloodshed in Broken Hill

German raid or outback Jihad? The disputed bloodshed in Broken Hill

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”. 

Australia’s refugee crisis and the woman in the red bikini who jumped the queue

In the late 1970s, Australia was dithering on whether to allow those escaping Vietnam and Cambodia to resettle here. However, while this was happening, one woman in a bikini managed to jump the queue.

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