Six objects. Six stories. The Weekend Australian Magazine's Trent Dalton searches for the things in which we store Australia's history.
6 - Les Darcy and the locket
The enduring love story that drove one of Australia's greatest boxers who never was.
I got 99 bro...
5 - Lynn Santer and the Alby Mangels collection
Searching for the man whose adventures inspired a generation of Australians.
Big tree (Evan Schaeffer)...
4 - Li Cunxin and his father's stool
The humble objects treasured by Mao's last dancer.
Mirror lake (Cyrus)
Opening, Wake up heroic figure...
3 - Mary Watson and the sea cucumber tub
A young mother makes a desperate bid to save her infant son.
Deep dive, Persistence with beat (Raphae...
2- Percy Grainger and his whips
The private pleasures of Australia's greatest composer, only discovered a decade after his death.
1 - The canoe and the crawl
How a Solomon Island war canoe launched a signature swimming style.
But enough about me Bill Paxton, Unde...
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