Smith Journal · A quarterly, Australia-based publication that takes unexpected, interesting, funny and sometimes complicated stories and tells them the way you would to a bunch of friends at the pub.

There's evidence of a sinister history of human sacrifice and mass exodus hidden beneath this benign-looking earthen mound in Southern Illinois.

Snake Charmers and Bazaars

Sunday October 08, 2017

Be transported to the vibrant daily life of 1899 Tunisia via these striking postcards, rendered in colour by the photocrom technique.

Toy Hall of Fame

Saturday October 07, 2017

A New York museum is adding a few of the world’s best-loved toys to its Hall of Fame… find out what’s made the shortlist.

Vox Popping the Question

Friday October 06, 2017

Ever wondered what a plebiscite's ever done for us? (Clue: We held one back in the day to choose our national anthem.)

Paper Trailblazer

Thursday October 05, 2017

Benja Harney is a world-famous paper engineer. He talks with Smith Journal about his love of fusing maths with art, and the joys of designing without a computer.

 

Weevils Vs. Most Evil Weed on Earth

Wednesday October 04, 2017

Weevils rarely get to be the heroes of any kind of story. But their PR right now is at an all-time high, thanks to their efforts in gobbling up a killer weed ravaging American waters.  

A Month in the Life of a Cargo Ship

Tuesday October 03, 2017

An utterly hypnotic time-lapse taken from a cargo ship as she travels from Egypt to Hong Kong. 

Now you can score yourself a passport and local currency to go and live on the most rubbish place on earth. (Even Al Gore's got one.)

Sneaky Tossers

Sunday October 01, 2017

Shoefiti. We’ve all seen them, sneakers hanging from powerlines like a secret we’re not in on. Want in? 

Marngrook, which some believe was the original Aussie Rules, involved 50 players to a side, went for two days straight and was played with a possum skin ball.