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Good-bye Redcoats

There is an empty pavilion in the centre of New Delhi.

George now stands in a park on the northern outskirts of Delhi, surrounded by other colonial figures. 615 more words


The End of Cooksland


Contagious Diseases Act of 1868

“Doubtless, it was a peculiar Bill, embodying a special system of quarantine, and would require special management and a special hospital, all of which would entail additional expense to the country. 226 more words


False Positives

They are all fairly common colonial names.  It is possible that none of these streets were specifically named after investors in ‘Cooksland’.

‘Historical Council records about street naming is incomplete’, according to my correspondence from Brisbane City Council. 358 more words


Scientific Discovery

Tuberculosis killed an average of 4000 people per day throughout 2018

“Dr Hobbs’ exaggerated references and testimonials exuded a mixture of old-fashioned colonial charm, snake oil merchant and a divine connection with the occult.” 213 more words


Contact Tracing

“With whom have you all been in contact, that makes you relevant to this land?”

When I see, or hear, two names together, I look for relationships and common contacts. 220 more words


Shutdown250 - Overview

The 250thanniversary of HMB Endeavour, tracing the south-western edge of the Pacific Ocean, is upon us – during the novel Coronavirus shut-down. 

Has controlling movement across borders… 606 more words