The Luckiest Refugees Updated Thu 13 Sep 2012, 1:37pm AEST It was the greatest maritime exodus in modern history. Following South Vietnam's surrender to the communist North in 1975, more than 1 million people fled the country.
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Wednesday 22 November @ 8:30pm, SBSONE The Second World War had far reaching effects on the history of the ‘Immigration Nation’. With no Asian migrants allowed and the pool of available Britons decreasing, Australia faced a crisis. Not only were there fears that Australia couldn’t defend itself, experts also believed the country would not grow economically without more people. Immigration Nation
Culture Victoria - The Last Stand of the Kelly Gang: Sites in Glenrowan In this series of images, we examine key sites in Glenrowan connected to the infamous Last Stand of the Kelly Gang, guided by respected lifetime local resident Linton Briggs. Ned Kelly, born in June 1855 at Beveridge, north-east of Melbourne, Northern Victoria, came to public attention as a bushranger in the late 1870s. He was hanged at the Melbourne Goal, November 11th, 1880. Kelly is perhaps Australia’s best known folk hero, not least of all because of the iconic armour donned by his gang in what became known as the Siege at Glenrowan (or The Last Stand), the event that led to Ned Kelly’s capture and subsequent execution. The siege at Glenrowan on Monday, June 28th, 1880, was the result of a plan by the Kelly Gang to derail a Police Special Train carrying Indigenous trackers (the Gang's primary targets), into a deep gully adjacent to the railway line.
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An ABC 3D documentary site about the WW1 ANZAC landing at Gallipoli, on 25 April 1915.
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The loss of HMAS Sydney (II) is Australia’s greatest naval tragedy. Its disappearance in 1941 without a trace left a legacy of uncertainty for decades. In March 2008, renewed efforts to find the Sydney came to fruition, confirming her fate and bringing closure to the mystery. HMAS Sydney (II) | Western Australian Museum