Australian history

115 years of the Bondi Surf Bathers’ Life Saving Club
21 February 2022

115 years of the Bondi Surf Bathers’ Life Saving Club

On this day 115 years ago, the Bondi Surf Bathers’ Life Saving Club was established, arguably making it the first organisation of its kind in the world. The 23 blokes who selflessly came together to set up an association that would rescue distressed swimmers on February 21, 1907 was a defining moment in our national story. We have been a
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The Jewel In the Crown
11 February 2022

The Jewel In the Crown

Australia is a sovereign state with a unique national character that it is entitled to preserve, not just because it is ours, but because it is good. The Australian character, rooted in a profound respect for individuals and their freedoms and duties, is a particular expression of the English-speaking variant of Western Civilisation and its values, which are responsible for unparalleled
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History Littered With Good
26 January 2022

History Littered With Good

Use Australia Day to remember the many great achievements of our citizens over the course of time Contrary to what you might hear from members of the left-wing elites who regard their country with disdain, there is much to celebrate about this nation on January 26. Australia is a great democracy which we should appreciate. People come to Australia from
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Australia’s National Identity Deserves To Be Preserved
21 December 2021

Australia’s National Identity Deserves To Be Preserved

Nation-states not only have a distinct way of life, they typically do all they can to preserve it. Without it, the state’s political and cultural survival would be at risk. The distinct way of life is what’s represented in the state’s corporate branding. This includes its emblem, the lyrics of its anthem, the design of its flag, its official language,
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Refounding Democracy
16 December 2021

Refounding Democracy

Australia has always prided itself on being a frontier land. Our vast and isolated landscape gave rise to a rugged individualism and self-reliance. Our convict past fed into the image of Australians as being naturally sceptical of authority. Our egalitarian ethos gave rise to a distrust of the establishment and dislike of elitism. The Australian approach can perhaps be best
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What’s Happening to Australia
29 November 2021

What’s Happening to Australia

For many Australians, Australia no longer feels like Australia. The relaxed, sunny, and optimistic attitude characteristic of the quintessential Australian has been replaced by a deep sense of pessimism, malaise, and a loss of self-confidence and self-belief. There is a growing unease that something has gone very wrong with our country and way of life, accompanied by an unshakable belief
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Weekend Viewing: How The Enlightenment Came to Australia
7 October 2019

Weekend Viewing: How The Enlightenment Came to Australia

In nineteenth-century Australia, the early colonists had to decide what sort of institutions they were going to choose, if they going to be a protectionist or free trade set of colonies, if they were they going to focus on individual liberty or if they were to continue as a military outpost. The research presented in this film shows the early
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