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The history of Australia is a fascinating subject, and an important one for all Australians to engage with. But often history is seen as a dry and unexciting area, and Australian history is frequently considered the most boring history of all.
Here I speak about how history is not as dusty as we often think, about how the personalities and stories of Australian history are a lot funnier than they’re often painted – historical figures are just as stupid and incompetent and ridiculous as famous people of today. By showing the humour of history, we find a “way in” to the subject and it becomes more interesting to us all – we start by laughing, but it spurs us to learn more.
A lot of us would love to be writers, and we would love to know how to become better writers – whether that be for a professional career, for school, or just for pleasure. Here I go over the realities of a writing life, the pleasures and the pitfalls, and the best way to go […]