• Where Did Foundation Day Go?

    Where Did Foundation Day Go?

    Did you hear about the time that UNSW students kidnapped an alligator from Taronga Zoo in 1964, and stuffed it into a cricket bag to be later collected from Kensington campus for a ransom? Or how, in 1961, a team of 20 UNSW students broke a world record by pushing a scooter non-stop from Melbourne…

  • Finding Tharunka

    Finding Tharunka

    For such a commitment to the anniversary of Tharunka, it’s a bit ironic that there isn’t actually much information on how it began. When we started this project, there wasn’t much that we could find about the origins of the newspaper. Looking through archival records, and old magazines, you get the big picture of how…

  • In Conversation With Graeme Dunstan

    In Conversation With Graeme Dunstan

    When many think of the prominent figures in Tharunka’s history, few mention the name Graeme Dunstan. But his editorship stands amongst the best in Tharunka’s history. It was part of the turning point towards a burgeoning radicalism. First Contact I first began emailing Graeme on a whim. I’d seen his name crop up here and…

  • Fucked By God’s Steel Prick: In Conversation With Wendy Bacon

    Fucked By God’s Steel Prick: In Conversation With Wendy Bacon

    When she first arrived on campus she was lost. On the day of our interview, a frantic phone call with Wendy Bacon dictated our first impressions of one another. We had arranged to meet around the Main Library lawn. A naive decision of mine, believing that she would recognise the landmark library opened by Robert…

  • Fuck man, why is it so hard to get support after experiencing gendered violence? 

    Fuck man, why is it so hard to get support after experiencing gendered violence? 

    AnonymousEdited by Dominique Lakis and Anh Noel Content warning: Sexual Assault What has happened to me is sadly not a unique incident, and I feel that this university does not yet have the resources or support needed to adequately support students who have experienced gendered violence. When I experienced sexual assault on campus, I was…

  • The Voice Explained: Where it Came From and Why it’s Needed 

    The Voice Explained: Where it Came From and Why it’s Needed 

    First of all, we need to establish that this idea of an Indigenous Voice to Parliament didn’t come from Canberra.   The Voice referendum campaign was sparked by the 2017 Uluru Statement of the Heart, an invitation made by Indigenous leaders to the Australian people, to move forward and right past injustices. It was the culmination…