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Bedlam at Botany Bay
Alan Atkinson on James Dunk's history of New South Wales
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Tom Doig’s Hazelwood begins with Scott Morrison proclaiming to Parliament, ‘This is coal. Don’t be afraid … It won’t hurt you’, and concludes, 284 riveting pages later, that ‘the Australian coal industry doesn’t just cause disasters – it is a disaster’. In February 2014, during ‘the worst drought and heatwave south-eastern Australia had ...
When asked to review Sea People: The puzzle of Polynesia, I thought it might be hard work – improving, but not necessarily fun. I could not have been more wrong. The book is a triumph. Exploring the remarkable history of Polynesian migration to the ‘vast triangle stretching from Hawaii to New Zealand to Easter Island’, it is magnificently researched, assured, and elegant ...
Stories are at the heart of Peg Fraser’s compassionate and thoughtful book about Strathewen and the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires. The initial impression gained by the subtitle, Not the end of the story, could be one of defiance, a familiar narrative of a community stoically recovering and rebuilding ...
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May 2019, no. 410
? Johanna Leggatt on City of Trees by Sophie Cunningham
? Peter Rose reviews On David Malouf by Nam Le
? Beejay Silcox on the lure of dystopian fiction in the age of Trump
? Daniel Halliday on why politicians find tax justice so hard
? Paul Giles on Ian McEwan's latest sci-fi-inspired Machines Like Me
April 2019, no. 410
? Hypocrisy in the Vatican in Frédéric Martel's new book
? Alecia Simmonds on misogyny and malice in Married at First Sight
? Paul Giles on Gerald Murnane's revised novel A Season on Earth
? Andrea Goldsmith's new book Invented Lives
? Sheila Fitzpatrick on Stalin, Roosevelt, and Churchill in The Kremlin Letters