ANZAC: Her Story

Maud Butler was so desperate to be part of World War 1 she disguised herself as a soldier and stowed away on a boat headed for Egypt.

The fascinating story of the Kurri Kurri woman is just one being explored as part of University of Newcastle historian, Associate Professor Victoria Haskins’ new research project.

OPINION: Can Obama finally shut the door on the Guantanamo embarrassment?

US president Barack Obama has renewed his promise to close the controversial US detention facility at Guantanamo Bay.
He put his case simply: a “recruitment tool for terrorists” that “hurts us in terms of our international standing” is “not necessary to keep America safe”. Obama’s logic may well be sound, but shutting down Guantanamo will be far from simple.
The president will need to clear some steep political hurdles.