‘If you ever pulled on the boots, you’re in the club’: Incarnations of a digger

One fought a seemingly swashbuckling, shirtless war in Vietnam. Another was a child soldier bombed by the Japanese in the jungles of New Guinea. A third returned from East Timor, injured — he believes — by something designed to keep him safe. But a digger is a digger.

How the UN’s forerunner inspired ‘small-L liberals" to challenge the White Australia policy

The League of Nations was once described as "the greatest humbug in history", but it has had a lasting impact on Australia: it helped the nation untie its British apron strings and find its foreign policy voice.