Non-Fiction

Nothing but Blue Skies

By Devika Brendon A long time ago, nearly a quarter of a century, now, I visited Iceland, during the brief summer, a place and time where...

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First AIDS* Funeral

By Peter Mitchell (1985) It was January. The party at the Wellington Boot raged into the night. Platters of food were spread around the...

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Our Lingua Franca

by Eden Young.   There are roughly 6500 languages in the world today. Despite being a third-generation immigrant, I am fluent in only...

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Gestapo’s Most Wanted: How Nancy Wake became one of WWII’s greatest weapons against the Nazi regime.

by Shawnee Neal   Sitting comfortably in the corner of the American Bar of the Stafford Hotel in London is a small, unassuming chair...

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One With Nature by Julia Clugston

My family is very observant of nature. We know which plants are native, which ones are weeds and how old trees are just by looking at them....

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This is Halloween: A Brief History

by Shannon Blake   It is perhaps fitting that so few people are familiar with the origins of Halloween; it is almost as if the day...

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In lutruwita

By Guy Salvidge   This land has had many names, some known and others lost. Europeans first called it Van Diemen’s Land and later...

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Charlotte Millanayage

by Dilini Fredrick   My grandmother on my mum’s side, Charlotte Nona (Nona is a Sinhalese word for ‘madam’ or ‘lady’), had...

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COVID, Cement and CCR

by Melissa King   It’s mid-morning on a temperate autumn day in 2020, during the early stages of Victoria’s first COVID-19...

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Impermanence

by Jessica Roscioli   There’s something about the night sky that sparks deep nostalgia within me. It’s abundant in hues of deep...

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How our forefathers failed them, and we fail to see them

by Holly Erin Jane   A personal learning of the Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels     Growing up, my favourite story was of my grandfather...

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The Unpaid Debt: Getting credit for lies

By Diane Murray   In 2007, I set out to write the biography of Marion Leathem, who operated the Molong Express and Western District...

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Knit Two, Drop Four: Finding lost heroes in the holes of history’s knitting

By Cheryl Hayden   Introduction In the latter part of the 20th Century, a new historiography emerged through the University of Exeter...

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Writing Hidden Stories

By Glenice Whitting   There once was a drummer who’s name was Oskar, who lost his mother who ate too much fish. There once was...

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What we do without knowing: identifying silencing, inclusion and stereotyping in historical fiction

By Gillian Polack   History and the past give us cultural tools. They help us interpret our world. Novels use history and create...

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Taking the children away: what have we learnt from past Australian practices when children were removed from their families?

By Janice Simpson Introduction As a nation, we have taken lessons from what occurred in the past. We have outlawed baby farming, a practice...

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Booktown’s Boulton Ghosts

By Louise Wilson © Louise Wilson, 6 May 2016. The small Victorian town of Clunes has become famous in recent years as Australia’s...

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The Atlantic U-boat campaign of World War I

By Andy Goss “There must be a beginning of any great matter, but the continuing unto the end until it be thoroughly finished yields the...

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