Category Archives: History

Aunties and Uncles

Post by Shy Ted People have been wondering where the Aunty and Uncle titles for Aboriginal elders came from. After living in remote and rural communities for the best part of 20 years I came up with a theory, might … Continue reading

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Book Review: Failures of Command

Post by Shy Ted In 2012 Private Robert Poate was one of 3 Australian soldiers killed by a supposed ally in the Afghan National Army. Other soldiers were injured in the attack. This book, beautifully written and researched by Robert’ … Continue reading

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Some Yuletide Traditions

‘Tis the week before Christmas and as the preparations are on, here’s some light fare on the topic. Countries around the world have their own rituals that they follow during this season.

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Guest Post: Muddy – Desertion in Papua

Rarely do we read in popular military history of desertion to the enemy during a time of war. While charges of desertion were not uncommon, the overwhelming majority I have personally examined during years of military history research about the … Continue reading

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