A survivor of the biggest World War II attack on Australian shores, Commander Herbert Kriloff, is remembered as "one of the pioneers, in more ways than one, of the alliance between the United States and Australia, which binds our two nations together today".
Murwillumbah still wonders what happened to the cash, stolen during a daring bank heist in the quiet little town 40 years ago.
A scenic stretch of road in Western Australia's South West could become the state's first to attain heritage status, but there are questions over what that could mean for plans to improve its safety.
How does our nation commemorate figures like Captain Cook? How should we remember the frontier wars? Was this continent settled or invaded? These are confronting questions for Australia; history — the unresolved legacy of the past — lies at the heart of reconciliation, writes Stan Grant.
As a symbol of the nation, Captain James Cook has always been contested. Little wonder the Government's $48.7 million allocation to commemorating 250 years since his voyage to Australia has stirred controversy, writes Tracy Ireland.
Not all stories of first contact between European settlers and Indigenous Australians were fraught with violence and mistrust. Watch animated videos exploring six times Europeans found themselves immersed in Indigenous cultures and languages.
Archaeology is providing insights into the importance of children in our earliest communities and the role they may have played in our social, cultural and physical development, writes Michelle C. Langley.
The crew on board the Southern Quest narrowly escaped death when their ship was crushed by unusually heavy pack ice in Antarctica. Three decades on, survivors remember how the vessel crumpled "like a coke can", and sank in less than 30 seconds.
This January ritual of looking forward and backward is fitting for the first day of a month named after Janus, the Roman god of beginnings and endings.