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"Australian history is almost always picturesque; indeed, it is also so curious and strange, that it is itself the chiefest novelty the country has to offer and so it pushes the other novelties into second and third place. It does not read like history, but like the most beautiful lies; and all of a fresh new sort, no mouldy old stale ones. It is full of surprises and adventures, the incongruities, and contradictions, and incredibilities; but they are all true, they all happened." ( Mark Twain, 1897 )

Aborigines and Colonists
Convicts and their legacy
Post Convicts
Aborigines and colonists
No playing cowboys
Convict life
A life of floggings, regrets, and more floggings
Eureka Massacre
The first diggers
One nation but not united
History Wars
What is contestable history?
Larrikin Convicts
Breaking rules to change society
John Ceasare
The pioneer bushranger
White Australia Policy
From first fleet to dragon boat
White Man Black Woman
Rape or love?
Convict crimes
Fishing, hunting, or looking suspicious...
Our Ned Kelly
The story of the aggrieved
Baptism of fire or well of tears?
Myall Creek Massacre
Why psychopaths lead?
Female Convicts
Women and a reverend
Matthew Brady
A new moral code
The Depression
Australia's Greek moment
Jimmy Governor
An Aboriginal Ned Kelly?

Liberty or death
  The Cold War
Transnational identites
Justice man or resistance leader?
    European Refugees
New Australians building the Snowy Hydro
Mary Anne Bugg
The female bushranger
    Vietnamese Refugees
Not "new Australians" now multi-cultural.