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A Short History of the White Australia Policy

A Short History of the White Australia Policy

Every 59 seconds, one person arrives to live in Australia. More than a quarter of Australians were born overseas and, in big cities, such as Sydney and Melbourne, multiculturalism is the new normal, with people from all over the world flocking to form a proverbial melting pot of people and cultures. All these paints a …

Persons of Interest: Roger Milliss – The Serpent’s Tooth | Free Documentary

Persons of Interest: Roger Milliss – The Serpent’s Tooth | Free Documentary

(adventurous music) (typewriter typing) – [Male Narrator] There are two kinds of history: official history, the kind which is taught in schools. Then there’s secret history, a scandalous kind of history which explains how things really happened. This is the story of Australia’s secret history. ASIO is Australia’s leading intelligence agency set up to identify …

Waltzing Matilda: Meaning and History Explained

Waltzing Matilda: Meaning and History Explained

Jumbuck. Billy boil. Swagman. Billabong. If these words ring a bell to you, it’s because you might have heard it from a song called Waltzing Matilda. It’s the most recorded Australian song in history and, it’s so popular that it even has its own museum and commemorative day. Also, its lyrics were once microprinted on …

Julie Gough uses art to bring Tasmanian history to life

We’re at Tebrikunna, in far north-eastern Tasmania. It’s the homelands of the Trawlwoolway people. My people. And part of it is a national park today, Mount William National Park. My ancestors have lived in this region for tens of thousands of years. There’s stories of them telling the colonists they remembered when they could walk …

Introducing the International Federation of Public History’s New Vimeo Channel

Introducing the International Federation of Public History’s New Vimeo Channel

TANYA EVANS: I’m Tanya Evans, and I’m a member of the International Federation for Public History. The International Federation for Public History has established a video channel to encourage conversation, scholarship, and collaboration on a range of public history topics, themes and projects. Public historians base their research on a wide range of evidence. This …

Katherine Hattam: the history pictures

Katherine Hattam: the history pictures

(pencil scraping) – These are bunny tails from the beach. We used to, these little things actually they don’t have round things like that but they become round in mine. My daughters pointed this out to me, she said it’s like a way, it’s kind of a version of mindfulness. My drawing and planning these …

Leftists Are Trying to Rewrite History | Australia Day

Leftists Are Trying to Rewrite History | Australia Day

Hi everyone, I hope you’re all well. So, the 26th of January was Australia Day; an annual public holiday to celebrate all things Aussie. It’s a day characterised by barbeques, tennis, cricket, trips to the pool and the beach, as well as that quintessentially Australian spirit of “She’ll be right, mate!” Despite its charming traditions, …