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Oct 14

The British-American coup that ended Australian independence | John Pilger | Comment is free | theguardian.com

The Americans and British worked together. In 1975, Whitlam discovered that Britain’s MI6 was operating against his government. “The Brits were actually decoding secret messages coming into my foreign affairs office,” he said later. One of his ministers, Clyde Cameron, told me, “We knew MI6 was bugging cabinet meetings for the Americans.” In the 1980s, senior CIA officers revealed that the “Whitlam problem” had been discussed “with urgency” by the CIA’s director, William Colby, and the head of MI6, Sir Maurice Oldfield. A deputy director of the CIA said: “Kerr did what he was told to do.”

via The British-American coup that ended Australian independence | John Pilger | Comment is free | theguardian.com.

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Oct 13

Coins found suggest Australia was discovered SIX CENTURIES before Captain Cook arrived on the island | Mail Online

Five copper coins found in northern Australia could rewrite the country's history.

The coins are thought to date back as early as the 900s and are believed to have originated in Africa.

Written history of Australia only dates back to 1606, when Dutch explorers landed in the region, and researchers from Indiana University want to find out how the thousand-year-old copper coins ended up on the other side of the Indian Ocean six centuries earlier.

via Coins found suggest Australia was discovered SIX CENTURIES before Captain Cook arrived on the island | Mail Online.