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The five funniest moments in Australian history. History, let's be blunt, is hilarious.

The five funniest moments in Australian history

It's hilarious for the same reason life itself is hilarious: it's filled with weirdos and idiots screwing everything up in the worst ways possible. But the beauty of history as a comedic resource is that it all happened ages ago, so you don't have to pretend to feel sorry for the people it happened to. Many people believe that Australian history is a boring and colourless saga and that our nation lacks historical periods or events with the rich humorous potential of, say, the English Civil War, or the Spanish Inquisition. Yet a closer examination of the figures of our past will show that, to the contrary, Australia's history is the funniest thing that ever happened to this country. To get a taste of what I mean, peruse these: the five funniest moments in Australian history. 1.

Pearce, a man who knew the value of a show of strength, decided that what the emus needed was a hefty dose of good old-fashioned military might. 2. 3. 4. 5. Australian History Timeline. Where did Islamic State come from, and what does it really want? References Credits Topics: terrorism, iraq, syrian-arab-republic.

Where did Islamic State come from, and what does it really want?

UNSW Moodle: Authentication choice. JAM - j-a-m pulse. Welcome to j-a-m pulse, successor to the very popular PeacePulse, an on-line tool that helps you remember to take just-a-minute for yourself at regular intervals throughout your day.

JAM - j-a-m pulse

This is the practice that enables just-a-minute to make a real & positive difference in life. William Hodgson CMG OBE (1892- 1958) Fact sheets William Hodgson CMG OBE (1892- 1958) William Roy Hodgson was a career soldier and diplomat who made a significant contribution to the drafting of the founding documents of the United Nations Organisation at the end of World War II.

William Hodgson CMG OBE (1892- 1958)

He was born in 1892 at Kingston in Victoria. He attended the School of Mines at Ballarat and the Royal Military College at Duntroon. He served in the First World War and was seriously wounded at Gallipoli. In 1934 Colonel Hodgson became Assistant Secretary of the Department of External Affairs in Canberra. During World War II the United Nations (UN) was established to present a united front of allied strength against the axis powers. The charter was signed on 26 June 1945. Under the chairmanship of Eleanor Roosevelt, human rights activist and widow of former U.S. Col. In April 1945 Col. Col. In April 1949 Col. William Hodgson died in Sydney on 24 January 1958. Source: Collaborating for Indigenous Rights 1957-1973. Freedom Rides Comparison by Sarah Thompson on Prezi.

The Black Panthers. The Black Panthers were formed in California in 1966 and they played a short but important part in the civil rights movement.

The Black Panthers

The Black Panthers believed that the non-violent campaign of Martin Luther King had failed and any promised changes to their lifestyle via the ‘traditional’ civil rights movement, would take too long to be implemented or simply not introduced. The language of the Black Panthers was violent as was their public stance. The two founders of the Black Panther Party were Huey Percy Newton and Bobby Seale. They preached for a “revolutionary war” but though they considered themselves an African-American party, they were willing to speak out for all those who were oppressed from whatever minority group.

They were willing to use violence to get what they wanted. The Black Panther Party (BPP) had four desires : equality in education, housing, employment and civil rights. The ancient past – Narrabeen Man. Level: Year 7 Topic: The ancient past – Narrabeen Man Australian Curriculum: History reference – Depth Study 1 Investigating the Ancient Past: Ancient Australia This unit presents a learning sequence for a topic, the mystery of Narrabeen Man, which is a case study for investigating the nature of the sources for ancient Australia and what they reveal about Australia’s past.

The ancient past – Narrabeen Man

The learning sequence models an inquiry based approach where students are supported in conducting their own investigation. The suggested assessment task that follows allows students to consolidate their learning with an independent investigation and presentation. See: Learn from the knowledge of Ancient Australia. Home. South China Sea. Pelletier : the forgotten castaway of Cape York / introductory essay & translation by Stephanie Anderson ; from the original book Dix-sept ans chez les sauvages : les aventure de Narcisse Pelletier by Constant Merland ; ethnographic commentary by Athol Ch.

Homepage – National Archives of Australia. UK statistics 1900-1990. Fact Sheet 8 – Abolition of the 'White Australia' Policy. On this page The 'White Australia' policy describes Australia's approach to immigration from federation until the latter part of the 20th century, which favoured applicants from certain countries.

Fact Sheet 8 – Abolition of the 'White Australia' Policy

The abolition of the policy took place over a period of 25 years. Following the election of a coalition of the Liberal and Country parties in 1949, Immigration Minister Harold Holt allowed 800 non-European refugees to remain in Australia and Japanese war brides to enter Australia. Arthur Calwell post war immigration program. Micro polictics of immigration. Documenting Democracy. 'White Australia' Policy. Indigenous Australia Timeline - 1901 to 1969. A timeline of events relating to Indigenous Australians from the time of Federation in 1901 until 1969.

Indigenous Australia Timeline - 1901 to 1969

Australian Museum Photography Unit © Australian Museum 1 January - Federation.