Australia’s scars from first European contact

[This article was originally uploaded on 26 October 2017 but has been reposted following restoration of the website.] There has been a lot of heated talk in recent times, seeking to label the process of white settlement of Australia that began in 1788 as an...

Snapshots of Arrabury Station

I have written before about the images of Outback Australia in the 1920s that my brother and I were given during a visit to Sweden three years ago.  These were among a collection of photographs that once belonged to our grandfather, Olof Johanson, and were carried...

Isaiah Firebrace – from a distinguished line

This weekend Australia will be represented in the grand finals of the 2017 Eurovision song contest being held in Kiev, Ukraine, by a 17-year-old Indigenous singer named Isaiah Firebrace. Whether or not he (or the wider Australian public) knows it, he is almost...