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Sydney’s blockbuster King Tut show cancelled for good

Sydney’s blockbuster King Tut show cancelled for good

The tour of the Tutankhamun objects has been cancelled due to the “global impacts of COVID-19”.

  • by Linda Morris

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A Thunderbolt from the past: uncovering the skeletons in the family tree

A Thunderbolt from the past: uncovering the skeletons in the family tree

Interest in family history has spiked during the pandemic. Some people are hoping to find a premier or a bushranger in the newly digitised records of orphans from 1850.

  • by Julie Power
‘A forest of signposts’ set to spell out part of Sydney’s convict history
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‘A forest of signposts’ set to spell out part of Sydney’s convict history

A year after artist Jonathan Jones covered the Hyde Park Barracks courtyard in stones and embedded emu prints, notable artist Fiona Hall has been given the same canvas.

  • by Linda Morris
Stamp of approval for five generations of posties

Stamp of approval for five generations of posties

Each generation of the Archer family has worked for Australia Post since 1860, surviving world wars, depression – and the challenge of the internet.

  • by Tim Barlass
War time capsule reopens its gas-proof doors after 70 years

War time capsule reopens its gas-proof doors after 70 years

The North Fort Plotting Room at Manly Head monitored shipping in the 1940s to protect Sydney from enemy vessels.

  • by Tim Barlass
Who lived at your place? A pony lived at mine
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Who lived at your place? A pony lived at mine

Exploring the history of your own home online can unlock a treasure Trove of trivial treasures... or send you down a rabbit hole of randomness.

  • by Richard Glover
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History buff’s vintage Melbourne Instagram site is a hit

History buff’s vintage Melbourne Instagram site is a hit

A lawyer’s lockdown hobby posting "then" and "now" historic Melbourne photos on Instagram has garnered over 28,000 followers.

  • by Carolyn Webb
Reliving History: An Aboriginal soldier's secret Vietnam mission

Reliving History: An Aboriginal soldier's secret Vietnam mission

In this episode, we speak to an Aboriginal soldier about how the army helped him find his place in the era of racial segregation. 

  • by Ella Archibald-Binge
Reliving History: The man behind one of Australia's most iconic photos

Reliving History: The man behind one of Australia's most iconic photos

In this episode, we meet the boy from outback NSW who went on to capture key moments in Australian history as one of the nation's most prolific photographers.

  • by Ella Archibald-Binge
Reliving History: Richard Frankland on the job that changed his life

Reliving History: Richard Frankland on the job that changed his life

This episode revisits a landmark inquiry into Aboriginal deaths in custody, through the eyes of the man who had the grim task of investigating the deaths.

  • by Ella Archibald-Binge
Reliving History: A stolen child, an apology and a Hollywood director

Reliving History: A stolen child, an apology and a Hollywood director

In this episode, we hear a stolen generations survivor's remarkable story of loss, discovery and how she formed an unlikely bond with a Hollywood director.

  • by Ella Archibald-Binge