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Boggo Road Gaol: Escape to Brisbane's grim past
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History

Boggo Road Gaol: Escape to Brisbane's grim past

San Francisco has Alcatraz, there’s Kilmainham in Dublin, in Tasmania it’s Port Arthur, the Old Melbourne Gaol is revered, and Brisbane also has a prison worth visiting.

  • by Brismania

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Oldest European map of Southern Cross acquired by State Library providing explorers with a navigational guide south
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Oldest European map of Southern Cross acquired by State Library providing explorers with a navigational guide south

A rare letter containing Corsali's illustration and description of the Southern Cross has been acquired by the State Library of NSW for $1.19 million.

  • by Julie Power
First public Australian Prime Ministerial library opens
Canberra

First public Australian Prime Ministerial library opens

In the United States, it's common. Presidents have presidential libraries where their papers and memorabilia are on display. Now Australia has done the same.

  • by Steve Evans
'Overreach': Canberra's place names review slammed by committee chair
History

'Overreach': Canberra's place names review slammed by committee chair

The planned review, led by Labor backbencher Bec Cody, has been slammed as an overreach and a waste of taxpayer money.

  • by Sherryn Groch
Cody's trivial focus on road names simply highlights her irrelevance
Opinion
Opinion

Cody's trivial focus on road names simply highlights her irrelevance

Thank God Bec Cody is on the case worrying about our place names instead of tackling homelessness.

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ACT to launch review into place names, including Haig Park
Canberra

ACT to launch review into place names, including Haig Park

Haig Park and William Slim Drive to come under scrutiny in a new review into place names, amid concerns past decisions commemorate "villains as heroes".

  • by Sherryn Groch
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Egypt opens sarcophagus of 3000-year-old mummy
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Egypt

Egypt opens sarcophagus of 3000-year-old mummy

Egyptian authorities have unveiled before international media a well-preserved mummy of a woman inside a previously unopened coffin in Luxor in southern Egypt.

France to return looted artefacts to Benin
France

France to return looted artefacts to Benin

Nearly 30 items stolen during the colonial era will be returned to the West African nation of Benin, following a decision by President Emmanuel Macron.

  • by Sabine Glaubitz
Selective vegetarian: earliest herbivorous reptile fossil found
Science

Selective vegetarian: earliest herbivorous reptile fossil found

The earliest known example of a plant-eating reptile has been found, a fossil discovered in 300-million-year-old rocks in southern New Mexico.

Pompeii erotica: Sensual fresco discovered in ancient bedroom
Italy

Pompeii erotica: Sensual fresco discovered in ancient bedroom

The fresco is said to be exceptional since it was painted to make it appear the queen of Sparta was looking at whoever saw the fresco upon entering the bedroom.

From disasters and plagues to celebrations: How Brisbane came to love its river
History

From disasters and plagues to celebrations: How Brisbane came to love its river

From sewer to the backdrop for colourful festivals, the notion that residents have always loved the Brisbane River is a "new invention".

  • by Toby Crockford