The Junction

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.

A troubled land. Photo by Tim Sisarich

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.

Ross Boyle had to re-invent himself as a turf farmer after the sugar mill closed.

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.

The destruction of historical sites during war has an impact on the identity of a country and its people.

ID, please

February 5, 2019

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

Women from several generations at a community gathering. Photo courtesy of Christopher Kikuchi.

To keep a rare language alive

September 7, 2018

One of the rarest languages spoken by only a small community from Papua New Guinea may soon be extinct. Julia Reger reports.

Diggers on the way to Bendigo, ST Gill, 1869. Credit: State Library of Victoria

The glorious pictures, and inglorious end, of the artist of the goldfields

August 30, 2018

People flocked in their thousands to the Victorian goldfields, armed with the tools to dig for fortune. One man, however, came with brushes and paint.

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