Monthly Archives: November 2012

1835 Foundation of Melbourne

James Boyce’s 1835 places Van Diemonian history at the centre of the story of the foundation of Melbourne and John Batman’s dealings with the Kulin people, for good and for ill. Continue reading

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Changing language at the far canal

Words change their meanings from time to time as we have noted recently with regard to “misogyny”. Gerard Henderson tries to tease from the Editor of the Macquarie Dictionary, Sue Butler, the exact nature of the process; alas, not entirely … Continue reading

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