History

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Enter your suburb into this interactive map and it will show you what Indigenous lands you live on.

20,000 Free Maps of the World

Thursday August 30, 2018

Forget your smartphone app: the cartography-loving boffins at the New York Public Library have uploaded 20,000 hi-res historical maps of the world on to the internet.

Tudor and the Marine Nationale

Thursday August 23, 2018

In the 1950s, the French navy's elite commando frogmen unit started looking for a watch company that supported their underwater mission. They found Tudor, and a decades-long collaboration was born.

Astronauts – they’re just like us!

This eye-popping bunch of old-school ghouls from Edo-era Japan will have you doing the Monster Mash in no time.

For a brief few decades during the Cold War, these crazy-looking ships dominated the waterways of the USSR.

It started (sort of) in Ancient Rome. Could it stop in South Korea? 

Some sobering insights on humanity’s mettle (or lack thereof) from a Soviet dissident.

Ever feel too distracted to do your work? So did 1920s inventor Hugo Gernsback – until he created this anti-distraction helmet.

That’s over 100 years’ worth of cartographic joy for your eyeballs.