Not so fast:Woman says Judy Garland’s ‘Wizard of Oz’ dress,about to be auctioned,belongs to her

Not so fast:Woman says Judy Garland’s ‘Wizard of Oz’ dress,about to be auctioned,belongs to her

Experts later determined that this particular dress was worn during the terrifying scene in which Dorothy is captured by the Wicked Witch of the West in the witch’s castle.

  • byTom Jackman

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Researcher doesn’t want a war over ancient hand grenade study

Researcher doesn’t want a war over ancient hand grenade study

Professor Carney Matheson knows his claim a 1000-year-old shard of pottery was an ancient hand grenade will spark an academic fight,but he’s calling for peace.

  • byStuart Layt
Phonics to the fore in pared back Australian curriculum

Phonics to the fore in pared back Australian curriculum

Australia’s curriculum has been stripped of 20 per cent of its content,including the removal of teaching strategies that play down the use of phonics.

  • byAdam Carey
Op shop bust sold for $US35 is an ancient Roman relic

Op shop bust sold for $US35 is an ancient Roman relic

After taking the bust home,strapped in a seat belt in the front seat of her car,she contacted two auction houses,Bonhams and Sotheby’s,both of which confirmed that her hunch was right.

  • byMichael Levenson
It’s moments of defiance that define a war
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It’s moments of defiance that define a war

Much like Ukraine’s,Australian military history has moments of wonderful defiance in the face of overwhelming odds.

  • byPeter FitzSimons
Queen threatened with lawsuit if ‘stolen’ Libyan ruins not returned

Queen threatened with lawsuit if ‘stolen’ Libyan ruins not returned

Roman columns taken from an amphitheatre and reassembled in Windsor Great Park were illegally removed from Tripoli in the 19th century,lawyers for Libya say.

  • byCraig Simpson
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Push to shift Australia Day public holiday doesn’t quite add up

Push to shift Australia Day public holiday doesn’t quite add up

The move among professional elites to celebrate the Australia Day public holiday on another day as a gesture of solidarity with First Nations people has me scratching my head.

  • byJulie Szego
Traditional owners challenge federal environment minister over Mungo Man reburial

Traditional owners challenge federal environment minister over Mungo Man reburial

Traditional owners and elders from three language groups have issued a “please explain” to Sussan Ley,saying reburying the ancient remains is treating them like trash.

  • byJack Latimore
‘Must have been lucky’:An art treasure’s strange journey from Europe to the Blue Mountains

‘Must have been lucky’:An art treasure’s strange journey from Europe to the Blue Mountains

A Dutch masterpiece has survived hundreds of years of dust,dampness and bug attacks to become a highlight of the National Trust’s art collection.

  • byAndrew Taylor
‘Once-in-a-lifetime discovery’:400-year-old Dutch masterpiece discovered in the Blue Mountains
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‘Once-in-a-lifetime discovery’:400-year-old Dutch masterpiece discovered in the Blue Mountains

A painting unearthed in the Blue Mountains and long thought to be a copy may be worth up to $5 million after art historians confirmed it was a 17th-century Dutch masterpiece.

  • byAndrew Taylor
How will we know when it’s World War III?

How will we know when it’s World War III?

Dire warnings about World War III may have functioned to prevent such a conflict from actually occurring but they may also desensitise people to its potential reality.

  • byGavriel Rosenfeld