James Cook

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Singer Little Pattie, Patricia Amphlett, will receive an award for a career that saw her shoot to fame in the 1960s and perform across Australia and the US

The first Australian mayor to give a formal apology for the Aboriginal genocide, and a singer who shot to international fame, are among the Irish-Aust(...)

 Australian prime minister Scott Morrison (left) with  2019 Young Australian of the Year winner, Indigenous  artist Danzal Baker,  at the 2019 Australian of the Year Awards at the National Arboretum in Canberra, on Friday. Photograph: Mick Tsikas/EPA

Australia’s now annual battle over the meaning and legitimacy of its national day has become more contentious than ever this year. A group of right-w(...)

Campaign posters from different political groups ahead of New Caledonia’s independence referendum, in Noumea. Photograph: Theo Rouby/AFP/Getty Images

The South Pacific archipelago of New Caledonia voted against independence from France on Sunday in a long-awaited referendum that capped a 30-year-lon(...)

Citizens wear traditional costumes outside the venue for the closing meeting of the Kanak and Socialist National Liberation Front (FLNKS) campaign for a ‘yes’ to New Caledonia’s independence from France in Noumea, on the French overseas territory of New Caledonia, on October 30th, 2018 Photograph: Theo Rouby/AFP/Getty

One of the last chapters in French colonial history will be written on Sunday when 175,000 voters in the French territory of New Caledonia, 17,000km f(...)

Fans watch  Gang Of Four perform live on stage during the Rock Against Racism Red Rhino tour, at West Runton in  England, on  March 20th, 1979. Photograph: Virginia Turbett/Redferns

I haven’t been really and truly bored since sometime about 1997. Childhood was a horizonless sprawl of dead time and understimulated confinement, from(...)

Caged prisoners below deck on a transport ship bound for Australia. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Steal a pig in Tipperary in 1841, and you could be sentenced to Australia to serve out your punishment, which was the fate that awaited 21-year-old la(...)

Calie Du Mesnil ridden by David Mullins (centre) on the way to winning the Guinness Novice Hurdle at Galway. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Having been out of action for over 16 months prior to Monday, Limini makes a quick Galway turnaround on Friday evening. The Cheltenham festival-winn(...)

Australians celebrate Australia Day in Sydney on January 26th, 2016. Photograph:  Steve Christo/Corbis via Getty Images

Australia Day on January 26th occupies a conflicted place in Australian society. For children, it marks the end of their summer holidays with firework(...)

Replica of the ‘Endeavour’ : Capt Cook used the ‘Endeavour’ to claim Australia for the British during his 1768-71 voyage. Photograph: Mark Baker/AP

Researchers believe they have found the ship that explorer Capt James Cook used to sail to around the world submerged somewhere in Rhode Island’s Newp(...)

‘Clare!” “Clare!” What I love most about living in Aitutaki is that my name is sung from all corners of the island, as I cycle along on my lime green (...)

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