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The 2019 protests. Photo: Shazma Gaffoor

Hong Kong’s protests continue as global media moves on

June 23, 2020

Hong Kong residents continue to lobby against police brutality and the encroachment of mainland China on the special administrative region.

Facelift for federation building ends decades of neglect

May 26, 2020

Despite being more than 100-years-old, the Post and Telegraph Office in East Fremantle is set to get...

Ceremonies are cancelled in line with COVID-19, leaving the Anzac memory susceptible to neglect. Supplied by: Flickr

Lest we’ve forgotten

April 24, 2020

OPINION: The Anzac memory will be kept in a way not displayed in 105 years as COVID-19 has forced marches to be cancelled and crowds to be banned.

Jaouad describing one of his tattoos. Photo by: Shannon Tucker

Redrawing history: The revival of Amazigh tattooing

March 16, 2020

In a studio in the back streets of a quiet residential area in Casablanca, an old tradition is being reborn.

Dr Max Tischler, from Australian Desert Expeditions, measures a tiny skink, caught overnight. Photo: Chris Johnston

Gone to ground, or gone for good?

February 7, 2020

A quest to find the critically endangered Desert Rat Kangaroo continues in the central Australian desert. Chris Johnston tells how the fate of the elusive creature brings a group of dedicated ‘desert walkers’ together across the centuries.

John Fleming’s family pose for a wedding photograph, Lismore NSW (1919). (L-R) Gordon Fleming, Jim and Ethel Harder and Rita Fleming. Photo: supplied by the Gill Family.

‘You’ll be sorry!’: A hotelkeeper, strychnine and a case of revenge

February 6, 2020

Strychnine was considered a wonder weapon in the fight against the 1920s rabbit plague, but the poison also became the method of choice for those wanting to take their own lives. Michelle Gill reports

Zaixing Sheng, master luthier, has lived his extraordinary life in two parts.

How Zaixing puts the soul into a handcrafted violin

November 8, 2019

As a young musician in 1970s China, Zaixing Sheng could not afford to buy a personal instrument so he learned to make his own. Five decades later, the extraordinary story of this master luthier, lived in two parts, continues in Sydney.

'My first body of work would’ve been when I was four. And it all started from there

Her mother’s muse: Looking back on a photograph that shocked Australia

October 10, 2019

It’s around 10am on a Thursday and Lygon Street’s D.O.C Espresso is bustling. Patrons are stocking...

Ruin photography looks at buildings that have been abandoned and left to fall into urban decay. Photo: Vic Ortice

Ruin photography embraces history and decay

October 3, 2019

Ruin photography is essentially a fascination with urban decay. The photos look at buildings in the post-industrial...

Journalist and documentary maker Blessen Tom ... two films produced this year, on climate change and media freedom in the Pacific. Image: Michael Andrew/PMC

Pacific documentaries, investigative journalism given midwinter showcase

August 4, 2019

A creative “grab bag” of projects has been unveiled by the Pacific Media Centre in a showcase of...

Genuine work on display at the recent National Indigenous Art Fair

Stopping ‘fakes’ a critical step towards recognition

August 4, 2019

There are still many hurdles to clear before Indigenous artists receive appropriate protection and recognition of their work.

Educate to Liberate curators Pauline Smith and Ari Edgecombe ... a window on the police and immigration crackdown on illegal

Dawn Raids – Pasifika ‘liberated’ to talk about painful past

April 10, 2019

An exhibition about the infamous Dawn Raids in the 1970s has opened in South Auckland, providing a window into a painful chapter of New Zealand’s history.

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