Tag: australia

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The Disappearing Soldier

An army vet vanishes in upstate New York.

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The Art of Tour Guiding

What it’s like to drive tourists around the Australian outback.

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Whale Fall

On the slow death of a beached humpback whale.

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The Cop at the End of the World

Neale McShane’s jurisdiction in the Australian Outback is roughly the size of the United Kingdom. He patrols it alone.

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The Lost Man

In 1948, a man was found on a beach in South Australia. The circumstances of his death and his identity were rich with mystery. When an amateur sleuth became obsessed, he could not imagine where the clues would lead him.

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The Impossible Refugee Boat Lift to Christmas Island

A pair of undercover journalists, a boatload of refugees, 200 miles of ocean and a journey that has claimed more than a thousand lives.

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Treasury Island

A young wonk is handed the budget of the world’s smallest republic.

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Firestorm

The story behind the iconic photograph of the Holmes family, hiding in the water amidst violent Tasmanian bushfires.

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First Australians

An Aboriginal community’s attempt to maintain a 50,000-year-old way of life.

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How Life of Spy Ben Zygier Unravelled

How a Mossad agent’s desperate bid to jumpstart his career led to the exposure of two top Hezbollah plants.

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The Miner’s Daughter

A profile of Gina Rinehart, the richest person in Australia.

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The Lady Of the Reef

Memories of happiness and troubling behavior linger during a couple's vacation.

"He could hear nothing underwater but his breathing and the rise and fall of frothed waves. Sometimes Nora appeared in front of him or off to the side, but he couldn’t talk—only wave or point. She was beautiful, a streak of light in the water. He duck-dived and his breaths rumbled in the tube. He imagined the crew back on the boat. The whole trip he had noticed how people treated him differently, an Asian with a white wife in Australia, where they didn’t belong, even without knowing he had tried to choke her and she still refused to forgive him. The mask covered his nose and he breathed out of his mouth now like he did when he was trying to sleep."