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Sunday essay: 30 years after Mabo, what do Australia’s battler stories – and their evasions – say about who we are?

The Mabo decision in 1992 was a turning point for Australia. It finally overturned the dishonest doctrine of terra nullius and recognised Indigenous land rights. It was a...

Sunday essay: how ancient beliefs in underwater worlds can shed light in a time of rising sea levels

      A submerged coconut palm on Kadavu Island, Fiji. Ethan Daniels/shutterstock   The small boat sliced its way through the waveless ocean. The Fiji air was...

The Dreamtime, science and narratives of Indigenous Australia

Lake Mungo and the surrounding Willandra Lakes of NSW were established around 150,000 years ago. from www.shutterstock.com This article is an extract from an essay Owning...