Category: History

Sei Shonagon – Cranky Ladies of History

When I taught English in Japan, I’d often ask students what they liked most about living in Japan. The two most common answers were: Japanese food and the fact that¬†Japan has four seasons. The second answer initially struck me as

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Carny Knowledge (The Secret History of Melbourne)

I love reading about history.¬† The more I read, the more I realise how much I don’t know. “There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are

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Quote of the Day

Australia is now at war. Our duty is quite clear: to gird up our loins and remember that we are Britons. – Joseph Cook, Prime Minister of Australia, 1914

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