Celebrating public education

  Pauline Curby, author of¬†¬†Independent Minds: a history of St George Girls High School¬†(UNSW Press, Sydney, 2016) talks about the importance of writing the history of public schools… St George Girls High School opened at a critical juncture in the history of Australia. The year 1916 was a troubled time, with political unrest, and war … Read more

Illegal Demolition of Historic Buildings in Australia

  by Yvonne Perkins Thousands of people have voiced their outrage at the latest illegal demolition of an historic building in Australia. The Corkman Irish Hotel, which had been part of inner-suburban Melbourne since the 1850s, is now a pile of rubble. Damaged a week earlier by a fire the police are investigating, the hotel … Read more