A powerful retelling of the last 500 years of history – and where we go next.
Review: The Dawn Of Everything by David Graeber and David Wengrow
A big history of people that demolishes the myth of progress.
Five gay things I learned from The Boy In The Dress
A story of a murder in the 1940s becomes a much bigger, and queerer, tale of Australia’s history.
Review: Sea People by Christina Thompson
A riveting and passionate tale of intellectual inquiry into the origins of Polynesia.
Review: Fifth Sun by Camilla Townsend
The Fifth Sun is a fascinating, scholarly and moving portrayal of a people surviving colonisation.
Review: Feasting Wild by Gina Rae La Cerva
A moving and compelling investigation into wild food and the practices of hunting and gathering, and by extension, humanity’s whole relationship to nature.
Review: Truganini by Cassandra Pybus
In Truganini, historian Cassandra Pybus attempts to “release” a woman from colonial myth-making. It is a shattering book.