Fact or Fiction

Words by Thiamando Pavlidis
Art by Qianjia Lin

For a country that was once a big hot jail for people who stole bread, Australia sure has some crazy stories. Because of our questionable past, some of our history sounds made up. Sometimes it’s even impossible to distinguish between fact and fiction. See if you can figure out what’s true and what’s false!                                             

Fact or Fiction

The Name Game

Written by Paige Athanasopoulos
Art by Angharad Neal-Williams

When I was young, I thought that when I got married I’d obviously change my last name. My own surname is 14 letters long and despite it being phonetic, nobody can pronounce it, let alone spell it. I don’t even think I knew how to spell my own surname until I was in school, so I thought I would change my name to my husband’s, even if it was as conventional as Smith.

The Name Game