The Hidden and Excess of Anzac Day

When living in a multiracial settler colony, any celebration of war is, to say the least, problematic. Yet, each and every year, every member…

Women and Children in War Zones and Children Born of War

The 25 April marks the one day of the year when Australians are encouraged to stop and reflect on the lives of men lost…

Teaching Nationhood: An Asian-Australian Story

When Anzac Day approaches, I reflect on my experience of teaching about Australian nationhood in the context of being a non-Indigenous, Asian migrant to…

The X the Nation Built

1. We should always speak out loud on the crimes of war and empire. Between the words that echo in our chambers, there are…

Australian National Identity: White Patriarchy through the ANZAC Legend

I spot him before he actually notices me. Old mate is drunk and belligerent, not minding his own business like the other men, an…

Review: Boko Haram Huntress (Al-Jazeera)

Can we have a figure of the warrior, the hunter, the hero in the feminine, who is not also always incited to an apology…

From the ‘unknown’ to ‘once-known’: National Gallery of Victoria’s Colony. A Review.

From the ‘unknown’ to ‘once-known’: National Gallery of Victoria’s Colony.  A Review.   The National Gallery of Victoria’s ambitious two-part exhibition Colony: Australia 1770–1861 and Colony:…

ACRAWSA gains permission to use Kaurna Language Words

As the Australian Critical Race and Whiteness Studies Association relaunches, we have sought strategies to centre the sovereignty of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander…