Tag Archives: Australia

Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: INXS

It seems rather shocking and surprising that Australia, for all of its influence on American pop and rock music, has so few acts inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame [1].  While there are several worthy candidates from … Continue reading

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Book Review: Batavia’s Graveyard

Batavia’s Graveyard:  The True Story Of The Mad Heretic Who Led History’s Bloodiest Mutiny, by Mike Dash For those readers who do not know a great deal about either Australia’s history or the history of the Netherlands [1], this book … Continue reading

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The Mutiny Of Norfolk Island

The history of Norfolk Island is one with a fair amount of breaks—it was originally colonized by East Polynesians but had long been vacant when it was settled as a penal colony offshore from Australia, then vacant again before it … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: Helen Reddy

There are artists who I do not personally like, and whose music I do not personally care for, who nonetheless are worthy of being inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. This is one of those cases, where … Continue reading

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Non-Book Review: Rebalancing U.S. Forces

Rebalancing U.S. Forces: Basing and Forward Presence in the Asia-Pacific, edited by Carnes Lord and Andrew S. Erickson This is the sort of book that I really enjoy reading that is probably not going to have a very large reading … Continue reading

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Today In History: On April 25, 1915, Australia and New Zealand Became Nations

Earlier today, a friend of mine made a very thoughtful and insightful post about Anzac Day, with a lot of intriguing comments about all sides of the dispute and its historical ramifications, even playing with the counterfactual historical questions attached … Continue reading

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