From the Archives,1991:Hawke and Keating,the showdown at last

From the Archives,1991:Hawke and Keating,the showdown at last

On May 30,1991,the revelation of a secret agreement in which the prime minister,Bob Hawke,agreed to quit after the 1990 election sparked a leadership crisis in the Labor party between Hawke and his deputy,Paul Keating.

  • byMichelle Grattan,Margo Kingston andRoss Peaks

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From the Archives,1990:Scorsese’s Goodfellas a masterwork

From the Archives,1990:Scorsese’s Goodfellas a masterwork

In 1990,The Age’s Tom Ryan reviewed Martin Scorsese’s Goodfellas,describing the movie as a superbly crafted,densely textured and richly provocative masterwork. Ray Liotta,star of Goodfellas,has died aged 67.

  • byTom Ryan
From the Archives,1977:Freedom after four days of terror

From the Archives,1977:Freedom after four days of terror

45 years ago,South Moluccan terrorists unexpectedly released a group of child hostages after a four-day ordeal in the Netherlands.

From the Archives,1951:Australia mourns military genius,Thomas Blamey

From the Archives,1951:Australia mourns military genius,Thomas Blamey

In May 1951,Sir Thomas Blamey died in Melbourne,aged 67. He was one of Australia’s greatest military leaders,serving in both world wars,and was the first Australian soldier to be appointed a Field Marshal. Upon his death,he received many tributes in Australia and from around the world.

  • byStaff Writers
From the Archives,1982:Carey finds Bliss

From the Archives,1982:Carey finds Bliss

40 years ago,Peter Carey’s career took off when his novel Bliss won the 1981 Miles Franklin Award.

  • byTim Dare
From the Archives,1992:Cloudstreet wins the Miles Franklin award

From the Archives,1992:Cloudstreet wins the Miles Franklin award

Thirty years ago,fate smiled on the Western Australian writer Tim Winton. At the age of 31,he won Australia’s top fiction prize,the Miles Franklin award,for the second time,for his novel Cloudstreet.

  • byJane Sullivan
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From the Archives,1982:Rendezvous with mountain gunman

From the Archives,1982:Rendezvous with mountain gunman

40 years ago,detectives posing as Coles executives had a dramatic shoot-out with a would-be extortionist in the Blue Mountains.

  • byNeil Mercer andGreg Wilesmith
From the Archives,1980:PM pleads with Olympians to boycott Moscow Games

From the Archives,1980:PM pleads with Olympians to boycott Moscow Games

In 1980,the Prime Minister,Mr Fraser,made a personal plea to Olympians to make a conscience decision and boycott the Moscow Olympic Games after the AOC’s 6-5 decision in favour of competing.

  • byStaff Writers
From the Archives,1962:Rousing welcome for astronaut after long sea ordeal

From the Archives,1962:Rousing welcome for astronaut after long sea ordeal

60 years ago,Scott Carpenter became the second American to orbit Earth - but a series of glitches during re-entry almost cost him his life.

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From the Archives,1992:Navy mobilises to save 90,000 giant clams

From the Archives,1992:Navy mobilises to save 90,000 giant clams

Thirty years ago,the navy launched Operation Clamsaver to rescue up to 90,000 giant clams - an endangered species - in danger of dying from overcrowding due to a too-successful breeding program in North Queensland.

  • byMichael Magazanik
From the Archives,1982:Mr Moral Majority gets a warm reception

From the Archives,1982:Mr Moral Majority gets a warm reception

A visit by US televangelist Jerry Falwell to a Christian rally was interrupted by 400 chanting protesters.

  • bySusan Hely