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From the Archives, 1990: Patrick White, author and stirrer, dies at 78

From the Archives, 1990: Patrick White, author and stirrer, dies at 78

Thirty years ago, Patrick White – the first Australian to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature – died in his Centennial Park home.

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From the Archives, 2000: Hockeyroos our best team
Olympics

From the Archives, 2000: Hockeyroos our best team

Twenty years ago the golden girls of Australian hockey lived up to their reputation, beating Argentina 3-1 to claim their second consecutive gold medal and their third in four Olympics.

  • by Richard Hinds
From the Archives, 2000: Elite sprinters conned by Kon the Greek
Olympics

From the Archives, 2000: Elite sprinters conned by Kon the Greek

There were upsets aplenty on the track at the Sydney Olympics, but none so shocking as the victory by Konstantinos Kenteris in the men's 200-metre sprint.

  • by Malcolm Knox
The 'risky' Vogue cover that made history but almost never happened
Australian fashion

The 'risky' Vogue cover that made history but almost never happened

Discovered by chance, Elaine George pioneered a new chapter in Australian fashion as the first Indigenous model to front Vogue magazine in 1993.

  • by Melissa Singer
From the Archives, 2015: Dean Jones and the baggy green
Cricket

From the Archives, 2015: Dean Jones and the baggy green

Dean Jones reflects on his moving baggy green presentation ceremony, the cherished cap embodying over a century of Australian cricket tradition and heritage.

  • by Dean Jones
From the Archives, 1988: Fastest man on earth a drug cheat
Drugs in sport

From the Archives, 1988: Fastest man on earth a drug cheat

On this day in 1988, Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson won the 100m final at the Seoul Olympics. Three days later he tested positive to a banned performance-enhancing drug and was disqualified.

  • by John Huxley
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From the Archives, 1967: The men who outshine their wives at housework
Gender equality

From the Archives, 1967: The men who outshine their wives at housework

The late 1960s was a time of social upheaval, with calls for men to do their share of housework. But just how "hands-on" were they prepared to get?

  • by Staff reporter
From the Archives, 2000: Medal for hosts as Peta shows mettle
Olympics

From the Archives, 2000: Medal for hosts as Peta shows mettle

Australia guaranteed themselves a softball medal at the Blacktown Olympic Centre when Peta Edebone smashed a home run to give her side victory for the third time in six games.

  • by Gary Scholes and Meaghan Shaw
From the Archives, 1970: The dawn of the R-rated film in Australia
Censorship

From the Archives, 1970: The dawn of the R-rated film in Australia

50 years ago, customs minister Don Chipp introduced a new film classification system, designed to prevent the practice of banning films outright.

  • by Staff reporter
From the Archives, 1977: Historic Rugby League grand final draw
NRL Grand Final

From the Archives, 1977: Historic Rugby League grand final draw

Parramatta and St George fought each other to a standstill in the first-ever draw in NSWRFL grand final history.

  • by Staff reporter
From the Archives, 1956: Mail piles up as postal workers strike
Workplace

From the Archives, 1956: Mail piles up as postal workers strike

When mail sorters walked off the job, Sydney's postal service was brought to a standstill for several days.

  • by Staff reporter