2018 - 2019 Modern Volume 9

Mr Five Per Cent: The Forgotten Oil Tycoon

Photo of Calouste Gulbenkian in his late 20s

When we think of modern history’s most notable business leaders, names of Western businessmen such as Henry Ford, John D. Rockefeller and Bill Gates immediately spring to mind. However, arguably one of the most influential and historically overlooked business minds of the twentieth century hailed from the Middle East. Calouste Sarkin Gulbenkian, otherwise known as …

2018 - 2019 Modern Volume 9

The Lesser-known Atomic Bomb Testing: The tragedy of Maralinga

Maralinga, prohibited area sign on the Emu/Nawa Road

The nuclear testing of Maralinga was, and remains to a lesser articulated example of the nuclear atrocities conducted by the Western superpowers of the 20th Century. Coordinated by the British Royal Commissioners in Nuclear Testing, with the permission from the Australian Government, the British tested their nuclear weapons on the Anangu County and discarded the …