How the British Museum Changed its Story About the Gweagal Shield

When Lieutenant James Cook landed, uninvited, onto the continent now known as Australia, he began a colossal theft. The British colonial project initiated by…

Thinking Relationally about Race, Blackness and Indigeneity in Australia

4 July 2018, Female Orphan School, Western Sydney University, Parramatta South campus. Registrations are now full for this event. A one-day Symposium to be…

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:…
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