Almanac (Horseracing) History: The greatest sporting contest ever

Great sporting contests have long centred on Queensland. This is an amazing story of a crazy horse race over 150 years ago in the Ipswich district.

Almanac Footy History: Drawn grand finals – so what happened next?

Sean Mortell is our Peter Stirk Scholar. He has chosen an interesting topic to pursue as a major feature – in the case of drawn VFL/AFL grand finals, how have the protagonists responded? He considers the three examples.

Gideon Haigh book launch: “A Scandal in Bohemia” – Booking not required

April 11 – join Gideon Haigh to launch his new book on the life and death of writer Mollie Bain at the Victorian Archives Centre in North Melbourne.
PLEASE NOTE: Booking is not necessary for this event. Just turn up on the night.

Stan Grant puts the booing of Adam Goodes into historical and social perspective (this YouTube clip now includes all four speakers)

Stan Grant has made an important speech at the IQ2 debate at The Ethics Centre. Many people will never have encountered this history before. That is the nature of a gross power imbalance.

This recording now includes all speaker. Stan Grant was followed by columnist Rita Panahi, then lawyer Pallavi Sinha, and actor Jack Thompson.