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Boomerangs Were Lethal Weapons of War, Skeleton Suggests loading...
Boomerangs Were Lethal Weapons of War, Skeleton Suggests
A skeleton with unprecedented injuries suggests Australia’s Aboriginal peoples fought deadly battles among themselves.
4.1kg Gold Nugget Discovered In Victoria loading...
4.1kg Gold Nugget Discovered In Victoria
The lucky prospector’s find is valued at around $250,000.
How the Venomous, Egg-Laying Platypus Evolved loading...
How the Venomous, Egg-Laying Platypus Evolved
The odd Australian mammal has an intriguing family tree.
Aussie Conspiracy Theories People Still Believe loading...
Aussie Conspiracy Theories People Still Believe
Including Australia’s versions of the Bermuda Triangle and Area 51.
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Australia’s Railway Dog
Bob hitch-hiked across the South Australian railway system in the late 1800s.
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5 Strange Stories About Sir Don Bradman
On this day in 1908, the cricket superstar was born in Cootamundra, New South Wales.
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