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Tony Wright is the associate editor and special writer for The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald

The long, long silence of James Cook's ship Endeavour
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The long, long silence of James Cook's ship Endeavour

James Cook's famed first voyage of discovery was aboard HM Bark Endeavour, the most famous ship in the world. And then the little ship was lost to history. Here's what happened.

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The haunting of Port Arthur: MPs launch new push on gun laws

The haunting of Port Arthur: MPs launch new push on gun laws

Twenty one years after Australia's gun buyback was complete, Labor and Liberal MPs will launch the Parliamentary Friends of Gun Control.

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No handmaids here! Liberal women launch their red resistance
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No handmaids here! Liberal women launch their red resistance

The women of the Liberal Party see red over their treatment by the party's men.

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Josh Frydenberg: the Liberal Party's next prime minister?

Josh Frydenberg: the Liberal Party's next prime minister?

The Treasurer has emerged from the Liberal leadership convulsions not only unscathed, but a mere heartbeat from the prime ministership.

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Scott Morrison and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week
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Scott Morrison and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week

He’s had a rip-snorting week, the new Prime Minister.

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Dutton versus Quaedvlieg: old Border Force warriors go to war
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Dutton versus Quaedvlieg: old Border Force warriors go to war

Peter Dutton, scourge of refugees on the high seas and former Queensland policeman, was in no mood to take prisoners.

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'Why?': This simple query to the Coalition remains unanswered ... possibly because it is unanswerable
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'Why?': This simple query to the Coalition remains unanswered ... possibly because it is unanswerable

New Prime Minister Scott Morrison makes sure he doesn't answer the simplest of questions: why is Malcolm Turnbull no longer the prime minister?

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Yes, but who are the real threatened species?
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Yes, but who are the real threatened species?

It was Threatened Species Day at Parliament House and politicians were having their photos taken with native animals. But were the animals or the politicians the most threatened?

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Scott Morrison's Sermon on the Murray. Love: it's for Australians
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Scott Morrison's Sermon on the Murray. Love: it's for Australians

Australia's new Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, gives his first major speech, sounding like an old-time preacher and exhorting Australians to love each other

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Josh Frydenberg, halfway to the top, seeks magic in the Menzies name

Josh Frydenberg, halfway to the top, seeks magic in the Menzies name

Josh Frydenberg, new Liberal deputy and member for Kooyong, hosts the daughter of Liberal founder and prime minister Robert Menzies on a pilgrimage to the storied electorate. Could some of the magic rub off?

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20 years on: Tech giant Google launches

20 years on: Tech giant Google launches

In 1998 the planet's go-to search engine was launched. We look back at the rapid rise of Google with this 2011 Good Weekend article from the archives.

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