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Redrawing history: The revival of Amazigh tattooing

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.

Gone to ground, or gone for good?

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.

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

‘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

How Zaixing puts the soul into a handcrafted violin

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.

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

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 embraces history and decay

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...

Pacific documentaries, investigative journalism given midwinter showcase

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...

Stopping ‘fakes’ a critical step towards recognition

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.

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

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.

Working on peace at a grassroots level

Working on peace at a grassroots level

April 1, 2019

Ordinary people in Israel and Palestine are willing to try anything at the grassroots level, in an attempt to do what the peace process has failed to do – use whatever they have to create reconciliation and peaceful coexistence that is built on a mutual understanding and respect.

Nambour mill closure still being felt after 15 years

Nambour mill closure still being felt after 15 years

February 14, 2019

The 15th anniversary of the closure of the Nambour sugar mill brings back bittersweet memories for the man who was at the centre of the turbulence.

ID, please

ID, please

February 5, 2019

The reporting of any war naturally focuses on the human casualties but there are always hidden consequences...

University student journalism from Australia, NZ and the Pacific.
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