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The evening of June 23rd, 1989 is a day that slips under the radar in Australia’s history.

 

Deep within the University of Melbourne, one academic, Robert Elz, and Dr Troben Nielsen of the University of Hawaii completed the connection work that brought the internet to Australia.

 

30 years later, and the Antipodes now boasts over 14.7 million internet users as of June 2018.

 

Max Tillman looks at the Aussie internet’s birth pangs, and how it has fundamentally changed our way of life in the near half century since it’s conception.

 

Is the internet still our friend?

 

Or is the age of postmodemismt upon us?

 

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