Educational Resources for Students of History and Indigenous Studies

Debates about Race, History, Colonial Monuments and Statues

Note: Files in this index are pdf format. You might need and Acrobat Reader to view them
Files in this index are in chronological order
Monuments, Statues and Memorials
Virginia to Remove Robert E. Lee Statue From State Capital - the New York Times 8th September 2021
Thomas Jefferson Statue Evicted From City Hall Will Go to a Museum - the New York Times 15th November 2021
Virginia to Remove Robert E. Lee Statue From State Capital - the New York Times 8th September 2021
Statues Reflecting on Racial Injustice Go Up in Union Square - the New York Times 2nd October 2021
Confederate statue removed from city hall in Louisiana after 99 years - the Guardian 19th July 2021
Confederate statue to be removed from Virginia's Monument Avenue - the Guardian 5th June 2021
The ignorance that underpinned empire and slavery still has staunch defenders - the Guardian 4th May 2021
Memphis exhumes body of Klan leader Nathan Bedford Forrest from city park - the Guardian 2nd June 2021
Why every single statue should come down - the Guardian 1st June 2021
Captain Cook memorials in Britain added to 'topple the racists' list - the Age 5th February 2021
Bristol Removes Statue of Black Protester After Just One Day - the New York Times 16th July 2020
Protesters topple statue of Confederate president in Virginia - the Guardian 11th June 2020
Head of Cecil Rhodes gouged off Cape Town monument - the Age 15th July 2020
Council divided over 'colonial' statue to honour Indigenous woman - the Age 11th July 2020
Protesters topple statue of Confederate president in Virginia - the Guardian 11th June 2020
Confederate statue to be removed from Virginia's Monument Avenue - the Guardian 5th June 2020
Confederate statue removed from historic North Carolina courthouse - the Guardian 21st November 2019
Learning from the Germans: how we might atone for America's evils - the Guardian 10th November 2019
Statue wars: what should we do with troublesome monuments? - the Guardian 26th September 2018
There are few memorials to Australia's bloody history but that's changing - the Guardian 5th March 2019
North Carolina: protesters pull down Confederate statue at university - the Guardian 22nd August 2018
Decolonizing the Art Museum: The Next Wave - the New York Times 1st May 2018
The Captain Cook statue is a warm-up for a populist election campaign - the Guardian 1st May 2018
Sydney to get new $3m Captain Cook memorial in 'inclusive project' - the Guardian 28th April 2018
Lynching memorial leaves some quietly seething: 'Let sleeping dogs lie' - the Guardian 28th April 2018
National Geographic: 'For decades, our coverage was racist' - the Guardian 14th March 2018
Canada confronts colonial past as Halifax removes statue of city's founder - the Guardian 6th February 2018
Captain Cook statue vandalised in Melbourne before Australia Day - the Guardian 25th January 2018
Aboriginal MP receives vile threats over Australia Day flag call - the Age 19th January 2018
'Tens of thousands' to join Australia Day activist WAR - the Australian 17th January 2018
Australia Day back in political spotlight as Greens vow to push for date change - the Guardian 15th January 2018
Massacres and protest: Australia Day's undeniable history - the Guardian 2nd January 2018
The whole recognition process has a deep colonial resonance - the Guardian 27th October 2017
Peter Carey: Venturing into territory he had long steered clear of - the Age 26th October 2017
Irish President acknowledges role of Irish in persecution of Aboriginal people - SBS News 19th October 2017
Grand master lost to history: Namatjira's legacy stifled by deal - the Australian 23rd September 2017
It's time to take the 'great' white men of science off their pedestals - The Guardian 19th September 2017
We shouldn't look to Russia for how to treat problematic history and its statues - the Guardian 14th September 2017
Fitzroy Fights Australia Day and Demands Respect for Indigenous History - the New York Times 6th September 2017
Historic statues: Where Indigenous people and women go missing - the Age 3rd September 2017
Calhoun Who? Yale Drops Name of Slavery Advocate for Grace Hopper - the 3rd September 2017
Moreland City Council keeps citizenship ceremony, dumps Australia Day - the Age 13th September 2017
'No pride in genocide': vandals deface Captain Cook statue in Sydney's Hyde park - the Guardian 26th August 2017
Changing colonial statues is Stalinist, says Malcolm Turnbull - the Guardian 25th August 2017
Statues are not history. Here are six in Australian that need re-thinking - the Guardian 25th August 2017
'You can't sanitise history': Attempt to erase Indigenous past blocked - the Brisbane Times 1st August 2017
Canada celebrates 150th anniversary but indigenous protesters decry colonisation - the ABC 2nd July2017
The legacy reverberates: how a repulsive image reminds us of our ugly past - the Guardian 19th June 2017
Shari Sebbens looks at 'the horrible side' of the country in Australia Day - the Age 2nd June 2017
Anti-colonial Australian works among new acquisitions made by Tate - the Art Newsletter 19th May 2017
Sovereignty never ceded: how two Indigenous elders changed Canberra's big day - the Guardian 7th May 2017
The racist professor, the bones and a university naming row - the BBC 27th March 2017
Protesters Block, Demand Removal of a Painting of Emmett Till at the Whitney Biennial" - Hyperallergic 22nd March 2017
White Artist's Painting of Emmett Till at Whitney Biennial Draws Protests - the New York Times 21st March 2107
113 years on Namibia genocide gets a hearing in court - the Australian 18th March 2017
What's in a name? A lot when we're admiring murders and murderers - the Guardian 12th March 2017
Bye bye Batman? Melbourne founder's name to be erased from electorate, history - the Guardian 16th February 2017
Why I don't support changing the date of Amnesia Day - by Celeste Liddle - Eureka Street 22nd January 2017
Fremantle moves Australia Day events to 28 January - the Guardian 25th November 2016
Why Australia Day and Anzac Day helped create a national 'cult of forgetfulness' - the Guardian 16th October 2016
Uncovering the brutal truth about the British empire - the Guardian 18th August 2016
Captain Cook statues defaced in NZ amid calls for Maori chiefs to take his place - the Guardian 31st July 2016
The history wars rage on - the Canberra Times 25th June 2016
Electorate of McMillan to be renamed due to associations with Indigenous slaughter - the ABC radio 31st March 2016
It's time Melbourne Uni stopped honouring eugenicist Richard Berry - the Sydney Morning Herald 6th March 2016
Harvard Law to Abandon Crest Linked to Slavery - the New York Times 4th March 2016
Heart of darkness: Melbourne University's racist professors - the Age 30th November 2015
Book tells of 19th century body-snatching and skull collecting - the Age 20th June 2015
Britain destroyed records of colonial crimes - the Guardian 18th April 2012
Inside the killing fields of Queensland - the Australian 6th October 2010
'Nigger' stand to go but name persists - the Australian 22nd May 2007
The Skeletons of Colonialism May Get a Decent Burial At Last - the Independent 10th November 2002
'Breed Out the Colour': The importance of Being White - the Australian Historical Studies 120 2002
The Last Man: The mutilation ofWilliam Lanne in 1869 and its aftermath - by Stefan Petrow - ABORIGINAL HISTORY 1997 VOl 21
Angel of Black Death - by David Monaghan - the Bulletin 12th November 1991
Why Scientists Study Our Aborigines - the Argus 14th April 1945
This page remains under construction