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80th anniversary of the HMT Dunera – reflections of Professor Leon Mann AO FASSA

September 2020 marked  the 80th anniversary of the arrival in Australia of the HMT (Hired Military Transport) Dunera, dispatched from Britain in 1940, carrying approximately  2,500 so-called “enemy aliens.  The Dunera arrived in Port Melbourne on September 3, 1940 – the day World War 2 broke out – and most of the “enemy aliens” on board […]

By Chris Hatherly | Others
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Tipping Point: History answers

Answers for Tipping Point:History, the new quiz inspired by the Social Sciences. 1. Athens and Sparta 2. Two-thirds of the Athenian population died of the plague. 3. The Spanish Flu did not originate in Spain, though news coverage of it did. During World War I, Spain was a neutral country with a free media that […]

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