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The first settlers are thought to have arrived around 50,000 years ago. This would have most likely been at a time when the sea levels were low, the land was more humid and animals larger. Although much of Australia became populated, the central dry areas didn't attract settlers until around 25,000 years ago. The population grew proportionately quicker around 10,000 years ago as the climate improved. At the time of British settlement at Sydney Cove it is estimated that 300,000 aboriginal people, speaking around 250 languages inhabited Australia. On arrival, finding no obvious political structure, the Europeans took the land as their own.
Science assists us to understand the world. Art assists us to understand ourselves. The two forms of expression have a common foundation in creative exploration, interrogation, research, development, and documentation. In this story we look at where science becomes art, where art comments on and utilizes science, and at how scientific processes have changed over the years, often becoming increasingly specialized.
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Picture Australia This useful resource has been produced by the National Library of Australia. It consists of links to images of all types related to Australia. You can search for people, places and events using the Search option. An advanced search allows you to specify a date or place. For date ranges, use an asteric (eg 193* will find images from the 1930s)
Mapping our Anzacs lets you search the 375,951 records of service in the Australian Army during World War I. Find diggers from your family or community – and also pay tribute to them. http://australia.gov.au/service/anzacs-mapping-our-anzacs The Australia's Prime Ministers website contains information about the life and times of Australia's Prime Ministers from 1901 to the present; and is a portal to Australian and overseas institutions with archives on these prime ministers.