A gay bushranger with a love of poetry and guns. A grotesque hangman with a passion for flowers and gardening.
A broken young man desperate for love and respect. These men – two of them lovers – are about to bring the era of
Australia’s outlaws to a torrid and bloody climax. Moonlite is the true and epic story of George Scott, an Irish-born
preacher who becomes, along with Ned Kelly, one of the nation’s most notorious and celebrated criminals.
Port Arthur convicts turned to cannibalism in an attempt to survive in the harsh Australian bush.
Sue Smethurst on five of the remarkable images she discovered while researching the story of her grandmother-in-law.
Garry Linnell reveals how a childhood fascination led to his exploration of the life, and love, of an oft-forgotten bushranger.
Jacqueline Kent on the inspiration behind her book about an extraordinary woman, Vida.
Advocate for women's rights, campaigner for peace and genuine trailblazer for equality.
Nick Bryant reveals the unlikely start-point of Donald Trump’s first ‘semi-serious’ presidential bid.
In July we explored racism, identity, education and love in James Baldwin’s searing essay collection Dark Days.
Challenge your reading group to consider the biggest questions of our times.
Geoffrey Robertson ponders the rights of nations to hoard the cultural identifiers of others.
Advancement of women doctors: one of very few unexpected silver-linings of war.
Audacity reigned supreme for some skilled Australian infantrymen on the Western Front.
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Most residents of Stuttgart, capital of the German state of Württemberg, had ordinary plans for the weekend ahead as they set off for work on the morning of Friday 6 March 1936.
To speak about the meaning and value of life may seem more necessary today (1946) than ever; the question is only whether and how this is ‘possible’.
Tracing the footsteps of William Buckley is not easy and not just because his strides were so long.