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ADB Home - Australian Dictionary of Biography
The Australian Dictionary of Biography is Australia's pre-eminent dictionary of national biography. In it you will find concise, informative and fascinating descriptions of the lives of significant and representative persons in Australian history. See what distinguished Australians are saying about the ADB. The ADB is produced by the National Centre of Biography at the Australian National University. * *Proposed ADB entries for people who died 1991-1995* * Feature Article

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National Portrait Gallery, Canberra - Portraits Welcome to the National Portrait Gallery's collection search. The National Portrait Gallery's collection contains portraits depicted in a wide variety of media; paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings and photographs. Copyright Statement First Fleet artwork collection On 13 May 1787 eleven ships, now commonly referred to as the First Fleet, set sail from Portsmouth to establish a colony in New South Wales, Australia. They reached their destination on 18 January 1788, 18 years after Captain James Cook had first landed on the east coast of Australia at Botany Bay. One of the unplanned but long-lasting outcomes of this event was the large number of outstanding drawings of Aboriginal people, the environment and wildlife found on arrival as well as of the early foundation of the colony. Note

Australia's PMs - Australia's Prime Ministers Site map | Glossary | Contact us About this site | Australia's PMs | Fast facts | Timeline | Galleries | Find records > The Australian prime minister> The prime ministerial spouse Home > Australia's PMs History resources - National Library of Australia AIATSIS Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies AIATSIS: The Institute seeks to provide understanding of Australian Indigenous cultures, past and present through undertaking and publishing research, and providing access to print and audiovisual collections. It undertakes research in indigenous health and wellbeing, education, history and cultural transmission, language, arts and cultural expression as well as native title and traditional ownership. Access to collections is provided through Mura, the Institute's online catalogue. Archive of the Royal Society

Australian History: Post Federation: Sporting Achievements During the century of world wars and the Great Depression, Australia achieved great heights in sporting achievements. These are the main highlights of significant Australian performances. Sir Donald Bradman - Sir Donald Bradman is arguably the greatest cricketer of all time. His statistics are incredibly superior to anyone else even to this day. He played in 52 Test matches for Australia from 1928 to 1948. Sport Australia Hall of Fame - Legends of Australian Sport 2013 Induction & Awards Dinner News Feed 5th Feb 2014 Search

Australian Olympic Committee: Olympian Search Every Australian Olympian and their Games results can be found here. Simply type in the athlete name and search. For more advanced searches, you can use the drop down boxes to filter by Gender, Medal type, Sport, and Games. Ian Thorpe Ian Thorpe won five Olympic gold medals, the greatest total of any Australian. Australian painters John Glover (1767-1849), Australian landscape with cattle: the artist's property Patterdale, c. 1835, oil on canvas. Image courtesy of the : an2253188. When the first artists arrived in colonial Australia from Europe in the late 18th century, they were confronted by images and scenery the likes of which they had never seen: ...the whole appearance of nature must be striking in the extreme to the adventurer, and at first this will seem to him to be a country of enchantments.Thomas Watling, Letters From An Exile in Botany Bay, To His Aunt in Dumfries, 1794 The traditions of European art and painting did not fit comfortably with this strange and bewildering new landscape.

Why did the great journey's of exploration occur? In this part of your course you are investigating some of the great explorations in world history. During the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries there was a great outbreak of exploration from Europe to unknown areas of the world. Why did this happen? What was it like to be an explorer then, going into the unknown? What were they looking for? 1 Historical background Recognising Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in the Constitution: Report of the Expert Panel Millions of non-indigenous Australians have joined with us in the search for a better relationship based on equity and justice. Australians at every level of our society have put up their hands to be counted as supporters of a nation that holds as its core value a society based on mutual respect, tolerance and justice. ...

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