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Belconnen High rounding up 50 years of yearbooks

To celebrate turning 50 this year, Hawker’s Belconnen High School is rounding up all their yearbooks dating back to 1971.

The history of intimate apparel laid bare

A material culture historian at the Australian Catholic University (ACU) looked at women’s clothing throughout history for insights into their sexuality and societal identity.

Why Walter Burley Griffin’s other half was his equal

Experts agree it is time to learn more about Marion Mahony Griffin, whose hand painted the first plans of our capital city.

Canberra set to celebrate the ‘Magic of Marion’ Mahony Griffin

A new program of events to celebrate the life and times of Canberra's co-designer, Marion Mahony Griffin, will begin from Friday 12 February.

Black Mountain: A Natural History of a Canberra Icon

This new reference book, Friends of Black Mountain, is based on background papers presented by experts at the 2018 Black Mountain Symposium.

Using history to manage ’emotions of isolation’

Exploring historic approaches to isolation could open up different experiences of current pandemic restrictions, according to researchers at the Australian Research Council’s Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions.

Steeped in history

This address in the NSW village of Bowning boasts the historical Albury House, a four-bedroom home that’s steeped in history.

Scientists unearth climate history of nation’s biggest river basin

Scientists believe they may have found an invaluable record of floods and droughts in the Murray-Darling Basin that could date back to 8,000 years ago. As Australia’s most politically and economically significant river...

Book talk: Interesting history books

Jeff Popple reviews three interesting history books about serial killers, spies and East Timor. More of Jeff’s reviews can be found on his blog: murdermayhemandlongdogs.com The Killing Streets by Tanya Bretherton Hachette, $32.99 Serial killers...

Exploring a storied history

Many Australians have been fortunate to grow up engaging with our country’s rich tapestry of children’s literature. The Magic Pudding, Blinky Bill, Animalia, Possum Magic, The Rainbow Serpent, Storm Boy, Silver Brumby, and...

Remembering region’s rich space history

Most people remember where they were when man first walked on the Moon. For ACT Minister for Heritage, Mick Gentleman, that was at his father’s side. Mr Gentleman’s father was a super tech...

Book talk: History of the 1970s

Jeff Popple reviews a fascinating history of the 1970s. More of Jeff’s reviews can be found on his blog: murdermayhemandlongdogs.com The Seventies by Michelle Arrow Newsouth, $34.99 The 1970s are usually viewed as a decade...
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