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Defining Moments in Australian History

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Defining Moments in Australian History

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The project

The Defining Moments in Australian History project aims to stimulate public discussion about the events that have been of profound significance to the Australian people. More about the project

Our list of featured moments provides insight into many of these moments. 

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Latest featured moments

Each month we provide detailed background to particular defining moments. View all featured moments

Thomas Keneally

Renowned author Tom Keneally discusses his top three Defining Moments in Australian History.

You can find more Tom Keneally discussions on the Defining Moments videos page