Rebecca Ananian-Welsh, The University of Queensland The Australian Federal Police has this week conducted two high-profile raids on journalists who have exposed government secrets and their sources. On Tuesday, seven … Continue Reading Why the Raids on Australian Media Present a Clear Threat to Democracy
Kristen Lyons, The University of Queensland Climate change threatens Australia in many different ways, and can devastate rural and urban communities alike. For Torres Strait Islanders, it’s a crisis that’s … Continue Reading Torres Strait Islanders Ask U.N. to Hold Australia to Account on Climate ‘Human Rights Abuses’
Garrick Hitchcock, Australian National University The final fate of the expedition led by Jean-François de Galaup, Comte de La Pérouse, has been a mystery ever since the frigates L’Astrolabe and … Continue Reading The Mystery of the La Pérouse Expedition Survivors: Wrecked in Torres Strait?
Emily Jateff, Flinders University and Maddy McAllister, James Cook University Finding shipwrecks isn’t easy – it’s a combination of survivor reports, excellent archival research, a highly skilled team, top equipment … Continue Reading What Happens Now We’ve Found the Site of the Lost Australian Freighter SS Iron Crown, Sunk in WWII
Yasmine Musharbash, University of Sydney The word “monster” was coined from two Latin verbs “monere” (to warn) and “demonstrare” (to reveal). In tandem, they create a sense of warning, or … Continue Reading From the Jarnpa of Central Australia to Trolls: The Many Meanings of Monsters
Researchers, including Australian maritime archaeologists, believe they have found Captain Cook’s historic ship HMB Endeavour in Newport Harbour, Rhode Island. An official announcement will be made on Friday.
In 19th century Queensland, the Native Mounted Police were responsible for “dispersing” (a euphemism for systematic killing) Aboriginal people. This government-funded paramilitary force operated from 1849 (prior to Queensland’s separation … Continue Reading How Unearthing Queensland’s ‘Native Police’ Camps Gives Us a Window Onto Colonial Violence