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History

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New Map Explores the History of Presidential Trips Abroad
From Teddy Roosevelt’s visit to Panama in 1906 to Trump’s trip this week, U.S. presidents have made more than 900 visits to foreign places.
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Win Tickets to the International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes
For the first time in Australia, immerse yourself in the most comprehensive display of Sherlock pop culture items since his creation 127 years ago, only at the Powerhouse Museum.
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The Woman Behind the Only National Memorial for Female Vets
Thirty years after being sent to Vietnam without weapons training, Wilma Vaught started collecting stories of women's military history.
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He Risked Death to Explore Wild Heart of Africa
WATCH: William Stamps Cherry's grandson and biographer discuss the legacy of an early African explorer.
About History

“Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.”

In the most basic sense, history is the branch of study relating to past events. It’s the record of the past, what it means to us and how it influences our lives. 

The study of ancient history encompasses Ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome, among others. The Ancient Egyptians are of course best known for their pyramids, which served as tombs for the civilisation’s dead kings. The Ancient Romans are most notorious for their gladiators, the highly trained “working class heroes” of antiquity. The Ancient Greeks are best remembered for their contributions to the foundations of Western culture including politics, literature and philosophy.

In more recent times, history’s focus has been on major world wars and events including the Industrial Revolution, World War I. World War II and the Iraq War. Adolf Hitler, the powerful dictator and leader of the Nazi party, was the catalyst for the start of World War II and one of the most terrible events in human history – the Holocaust.

Closer to home, key moments in Australian history include the first contact between European and Indigenous Australians, the First Fleet and the events Gallipoli during WWI.

Scroll through the videos, photos and articles below to find out more about history.

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