THE PROBLEMATIC STATUE WITH GEOFFREY EDWARDS

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The problematic statue - a brief history of debunking and desecrating public monuments. The toppling and vandalizing of prominent statues around the world has been an all-too-frequent news item in recent times. Citing the alleged moral failure or criminal culpability of the toppled subjects, the wrath of outraged crowds has focused on grand sculptural representations […]

Love it or loathe it? The Melbourne Cup and Australian History

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Cup Week and the Melbourne Cup have long been embedded in Australian cultural, social and political history. Why Melbourne, why the Cup, and how does it still exert a particular hold? There have always been those who reviled horse racing in general and Cup Week in particular. Most Melburnians and indeed most Australians still welcome […]