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AB Facey: Just an ordinary bloke. The not-so-ordinary life of a real Aussie battler

Albert Facey, born at the desperate tail end of the Australian gold rush, suffered incredible hardship, poverty and even child slavery, only to escape and survive like so many other Huckleberry Finns ...

Hero’s Journey: Joseph Campbell, the Monomyth and Psychology

The hero’s journey is the mythological representation of the challenges we all face in life and the path that must be travelled to overcome them. But more than that, it represents what famous mytholog...

El Libertador Part 2: General Jose de San Martin- Argentina, Chile, Peru war of Independence and Latin American politics

La guerra de la independencia: Arriving in Buenos Aires, capital of the Viceroyalty of Rio de la Plata; San Martin and his companions were faced with a colonial government in disarray. Not quite revol...

El Libertador Part 1: General Jose de San Martin- Spanish colonialism, Napoleon and the Peninsular war

Jose de San Martin, champion of the guerra de la independencia, was an Argentine General, provincial governor and innovative commander who played a key role in the liberation of the viceroyalties and ...