Category Archives: History

Going back to my roots, with the help of my DNA

There are several services available to get a DNA test done to find your ancestry, the biggest being AncestryDNA and 23 and Me. There’s a lot of hoo-haa surrounding these companies, particularly AncestryDNA, with talk about them having more rights … Continue reading

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The dark side of Australia’s history: The conversation we need to have

January 26 is Australia Day. It’s our national day, and a gazetted public holiday. Why January 26? Because it was on this day in 1788 when a fleet of 11 ships, filled with Britain’s convicts (and free settlers), landed in … Continue reading

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