ABC indigenous affairs editor Stan Grant is out to get our Aussie statues, which makes him all manner of deplorable, according to Thursday's tabloids.

Last week Grant wrote a piece inspired by the recent statue drama in the US, interrogating how Australia interacts with the commemoration of some of the more troubling aspects of its history.  Yesterday he wrote a piece about the "damaging myth" that Captain Cook had discovered Australia, observing "and to dare challenge this 'discovery'; how impertinent. I can hear someone saying 'know your place'."