From the wrestling ring to Hollywood, he's been known by many names, but the casting of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as Hawaiian King Kamehameha is igniting a new debate about cultural appropriation.
Governor Arthur Philip saw sodomy as one of the worst offences convicts under his charge could commit. But sex between men and between women flourished in convict Australia.
Early colonial New Zealand had no room for reprobates and was at war with Maori resisters. So between 1843 and 1853, it shipped the worst offenders across the Tasman Sea.
The egalitarian myth behind the great Australian dream of home ownership is at odds with the first rules of land granting in the colonies. Even then, property ownership depended on wealth and status.
Fifty-one years after the Wave Hill Walk Off, the fight for Indigenous workers' rights is being rekindled.
Twenty years ago this week Hong Kong was handed back from British to Chinese rule — but many locals and long-term residents are wary of what it has become, and fear for its future.