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Issue 5 January 2012 The Archives has a new Director-General – Mr David Fricker. Continue reading A look at Ruth Park's delightful children's book The Muddle-headed Wombat in the Snow – part of the Archives' copyright collection. Continue reading Archives staff member Melanie Harwood shares her response to the Smalltown photographic exhibition of far-flung towns across Australia.
Join us on a fascinating real-time journey across Australia. On 20 August 2010, the Burke and Wills Environmental Expedition (BWEE) sets out to retrace the steps of the 1860 Burke and Wills expedition. As the BWEE progresses along the route of the track, from Melbourne to the Gulf of Carpentaria, Dr Jonathan King and cinematographer Michael Dillon will interview Indigenous elders, local farmers, and scientists about current environmental issues. The 1860 expedition, organised by the Royal Society of Victoria , set out with various objectives: to collect scientific data about Australia’s flora and fauna, to survey the land and identify good pasture, and to be the first complete crossing of the continent from south to north.
European mariners Francesco Bartolozzi (1727-1815 ), Captn. James Cook, F.R.S , 1784, print: stipple engraving. Image courtesy of the .
This timeline began as a starting point for people looking for terms and names to use in Web searches relating to the history of Australian science and technology, and only later acquired links to relevant pages for some of these. Suggestions for additions, corrections and such are welcome — but if possible, please provide a year — suggestions which lack a year are far more likely to miss out on a place. The email address that I supply here will not reach me unless you put my first name at the front. The rest is email@example.com -- which is a spam dump.
Eora: Aboriginal Sydney, 1770 - 1850, offers an insight into Sydney and the local indigenous community in the years following the arrival of the Bèerewalgal, 'people from the clouds', in 1788. United by a common language, strong ties of kinship, and a rich saltwater economy, the indigenous inhabitants survived as skilled hunter-fisher-gatherers in family groups or clans scattered along the coast. They identified themselves as Eora ( yura ), simply meaning 'People', a word derived from Ee 'yes' and ora 'here' or 'this place', revealing their deep connection to the land. Detail from Wallumedegal, Chart of Port Jackson NSW... , 1788, by George Raper The Eora territory spread from the Georges River and Botany Bay in the south to Port Jackson (Sydney Harbour), north to Pittwater at the mouth of the Hawkesbury River and west along the river to Parramatta.
Barani is an Aboriginal word of the Eora, the original inhabitants of the place where Sydney City now stands.