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iPod education controversy

Today in The Age, iPods in schools are copping a schellacking, with senior teachers saying that they cause problems because students resist confiscation and they can get stolen. Since when has the confiscation and theft of student property ever not … Continue reading

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Invasion Simulation video

This is the video for the Australian History invasion simulation – I’m putting it here separately so that iTunes picks it up as a video podcast, or vodcast (sounds ridiculous I know).

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Holiday Reading IV – Men & War

A short book, but a punchy book, written over 35 years ago by Australian Niall Brennan, is a fantastic read for anyone interested in not only the history of war, but just war theory, how far we obey the government … Continue reading

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Holiday Reading III – A Short History of Australia

By the famed Manning Clark, this is his condensed version of Australia’s history, from European settlement until 1963.¬† It is to my dismay and shame that¬† I have not read any of this historian before. What struck me was the … Continue reading

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Holiday Reading II – Buckley’s Hope

Written by Craig Robertson, “Buckley’s Hope” is about William Buckley, a convict from Van Dieman’s Land who escaped to the mainland, and managed to assimilate into an Aboriginal tribe, in the main because they believed he was a returned ancestor. … Continue reading

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