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Thursday, July 11, 2024

The Moriori People of Rekohu: First Settlers of New Zealand’s Eastern Outpost

The Moriori were the indigenous people of the Chatham Islands, which they called Rekohu. The last full-blooded Moriori died in 1933. Dating the earliest human...

Tattoo Origins in the South Pacific: In Ancient Polynesia, Body Art Began with the...

Indigenous peoples around the world wore tattoos, from African tribes to the Ainu of Japan to the Celts of northern Europe. And the practice...

Tasmania’s Indigenous People and the Impact of Colonisation

Suggestions of genocide put the colonisation of Australia in a harsh light. The issue arises most frequently in reference to the natives of Tasmania. When...

The Hunt for Precious Australian Opals

The opal is unlike other gemstones in that each stone is unique in form. That often strikingly brilliant individual colour and pattern has been...

Easter Island Under Chilean Governance: Mixed Results for Rapa Nui after 120 Years of...

Over the years, Easter Island has experienced neglect, exploitation, and growth under the governance of Chile. The article “Easter Island After its Discovery by Europeans”...

The Site of the Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point

The Sydney Opera House is an architectural marvel, a miracle of form and light, and a worldwide symbol of Sydney. However, the man who...

Brian Dixon – Hero of the Melbourne FC and Pioneering Politician

Brian James Dixon AM is a former AFL footballer and Victorian State Member of Parliament. Following the completion of his secondary school studies at...

Early Australian Explorers – Hume and Hovell

Hamilton Hume and William Hovell earned their place in the history of Australia as the explorers who first made the journey southwards from Sydney...

The Ancient Polynesian Voyages: The Last Great Migrations to Distant Lands

The islands of the Pacific Ocean were settled by people travelling great distances in flimsy craft, using only nature's signs for navigation. One of the...

Matthew Flinders, Circumnavigator of the Australian Continent

Born in 1774, Matthew Flinders joined the Royal Navy at the age of fifteen. He was a crew member with Captain William Bligh aboard...