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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.

1 Historical background

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. ... I am convinced that true reconciliation that is not based upon truth will leave us as a diminished nation. And I ... am convinced that such reconciliation is possible. Patrick Dodson1 It is a question of the country's ability to deal with history, because history is not something that dwells in years gone by; it is something that dwells among us now and it prescribes the way in which we will behave in the future. Noel Pearson2 1.1 The history of the Australian Constitution During the 1890s, a series of conferences were held to discuss federation. Images Australia - Table of Contents - Photos, Art, Music, Poetry. AC History Units. Australian History - The Hidden Story of Australia's Missing Links.

Golden Victoria. Colonial Melbourne. Digital Collections - Pictures - Raper, George, 1769-1796. The Ducie collection of First Fleet art [picture] _James Cook: Celebrated North Country Explorer. 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.

Why did the great journey's of exploration occur?

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? The activities in this unit will help you to answer these questions about an explorer that you choose to research for your final presentation.

Impact on Indigenous Australians

Emigrant Experience. Convicts. National Archives of Australia and Archives NZ. Australian painters. John Glover (1767-1849), Australian landscape with cattle: the artist's property Patterdale, c. 1835, oil on canvas.

Australian painters

Famous Australian Poets and Poems. Australian Olympic Committee: Olympian Search. Every Australian Olympian and their Games results can be found here.

Australian Olympic Committee: Olympian Search

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. Thorpe first grabbed world attention when he won the 1998 world 400m freesty... Stephanie Rice 1988 - At the age of 20, Stephanie Rice thrust herself into legendary company when she won three gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. Ric Charlesworth. Australian History: Post Federation: Sporting Achievements. During the century of world wars and the Great Depression, Australia achieved great heights in sporting achievements.

Australian History: Post Federation: 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. He batted 80 times against England, the West Indies, South Africa and India for 6996 runs with an average of 99.94. Rod Laver - Rod Laver was born in Langdale, Queensland in 1938. Sport Australia Hall of Fame - Legends of Australian Sport. 2013 Induction & Awards Dinner News Feed 5th Feb 2014.

Sport Australia Hall of Fame - Legends of Australian Sport

ADB Home - Australian Dictionary of Biography. Australian Biography. National Portrait Gallery, Canberra - Portraits. Welcome to the National Portrait Gallery's collection search.

National Portrait Gallery, Canberra - Portraits

The National Portrait Gallery's collection contains portraits depicted in a wide variety of media; paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings and photographs. Copyright Statement By utilising the National Portrait Gallery Collection Search you agree to accept the conditions of use in relation to the Copyright Act as stated below: The National Portrait Gallery respects the rights of artists and copyright holders.

Consequently, all works that appear on this website do so with the consent of the artist/s or copyright holder. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Notification We respectfully advise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples that this site may include images, or intellectual property, that may be of a sensitive nature. Prime Ministers of Australia. First Fleet - Stories. Collections - First Fleet artwork collection. Australia's PMs - Australia's Prime Ministers.

Factsheets · Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House. Do you know which former prime minister was nicknamed ‘Tosspot Toby’ by The Bulletin because of his love of good food and wine?

Factsheets · Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House

Or which one used to work as a miner before he was prime minister? Read our Prime Facts factsheets to discover these and many more facts about our former prime ministers including details about their political careers, their main achievements, their personal lives, their character and their lives after politics. You can also find out about leaders of the Opposition Party, Deputy Prime Ministers, Prime Ministers wives and many other facts about Australia’s government. Prime ministers Opposition Party Leaders* *These Prime Fact titles are only available for Leaders of the Opposition who have not also been Prime Minister. Politics and government. Gallipoli War Correspondents - National Library of Australia Online Exhibition. The First Australians.Ep1/7.pt.1/7 - They came to stay. (02:42) Joseph Banks' Endeavour Journal.

Joseph Banks (1743-1820) successfully lobbied the Royal Society to be included on what became James Cook's first great voyage of discovery, on board the Endeavour (1768 - 1771).

Joseph Banks' Endeavour Journal

This voyage marked the beginning of Banks' lifelong friendship and collaboration with the Swedish naturalist Daniel Solander, and his indefatigable advocacy of British settlement in NSW. The Endeavour's stay in a wide, shallow bay south of the present day Sydney from 28 April to 5 May 1770, yielded so many previously unrecorded specimens to Bank's botanical collections that Cook named the area 'Botany Bay'. For the rest of his life, Banks influenced almost every aspect of Pacific exploration and early Australian colonial life.

First Fleet Fellowship Victoria Inc. Friendship Convict transport ship (Marine artist Frank Allen) Friendship was a convict transport ship of 276 tons, which was built in Scarborough England, in 1784, for her owners Hoppers of Scarborough.

First Fleet Fellowship Victoria Inc

Aboard on the voyage to Botany Bay, were the Master, Captain Francis Walton, Assistant Surgeon Thomas Arnell and Marines, Captain James Meredith, Lieutenant Ralph Clark, and Lieutenant William. National Treasures – Endeavour Journal (2004. Clip description Written on board the Endeavour during his trip down under in 1770, James Cook’s journal records the beginning of Australia as we know it today. Curator’s notes Captain James Cook FRS RN (27 October 1728–14 February 1779) was an English explorer, navigator and cartographer. Cook made three voyages to the Pacific Ocean. Www.achistoryunits.edu.au/verve/_resources/Htaa_first_fleet_daily_routine.pdf. Sydney Living Museums. History of Moreton Bay Convict Settlement and Penal Colony. Brisbane penal colony moreton bay convict settlement and moreton bay history moreton bay penal colony Brisbane Convict Era The location of Humpybong, Redcliffe on Moreton Bay had been chosen as the site for the convict settlement, but proved to be infested with malarial mosquitoes and difficult to defend.

Commandant Henry Miller’s experience with some of his soldiers dying of malaria in Spain while serving with Wellington's army played a part in his decision to move to another area. He was also worried that the Aborigines might attack the penal colony in force after raiding the fledgling settlement's stores for sugar and flour. In May 1825 Captain Miller selected the triangle of land bounded on two sides by the Brisbane River and the escarpment which is now Wickham Terrace.

First Fleet Fellowship Victoria Inc. First fleet. Australia's First Fleet. Convict Records. The Journal of Captain Patrick Logan. There were few buildings in the struggling outpost. In handing over command, Captain Peter Bishop of the 40th regiment reported to Logan that the buildings (situated at the river end of Queens Street) were merely temporary, being built of slab and plaster as their were no skilled builders available.

The buildings were unsuited to the hot climate and some inhabitants were still under canvas. Capt Patrick Logan. Topics: Ireland-Australia transportation database. British Convict Transportation Registers Database. The Official Globe Trekker WebsiteThe Official Globe Trekker Website. Short History of Convict Australia is the first ever documentary about Australia’s convict past. It visits the locations where convicts lived and worked, talks to historians and descendants of convicts and experiences the legacy of the dramatic, brutal birth of a nation. This site is the number one resource for those who want to know more about Convict Australia, and the locations where Australian history actually happened.

Containing facts, figures, and relevant footage from the documentary, it’s an educational experience. History - Digital Education Resources. Australia's Wartime History - Digital Education Resources. Australia's Wartime History - Digital Education Resources. Australia's Wartime History - Digital Education Resources. End of the White Australia Policy - 80 Days That Changed Our Lives - ABC Archives. 1808 Rum Rebellion. On 26th January 1808, officers and men of the New South Wales Corps marched to Government House in Sydney in an act of rebellion against Governor William Bligh. Bligh was arrested and the colony was placed under military rule. This was the only time in Australian history that a government was overthrown by a military coup. The military stayed in power for two years until Lachlan Macquarie, the fifth Governor of NSW, assumed office at the beginning of 1810.

The First Fleet. Over 252 days, the First Fleet brought over 1500 men, women and children half way around the world from England to New South Wales. Detail from Botany Bay; Sirius & Convoy going in ... 21 January 1788.from 'A Voyage to New South Wales' by William Bradley, December 1786 - May 1792, Safe 1/14. Collaborating for Indigenous Rights 1957-1973. The history of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy. Updated Fri 27 Jan 2012, 12:50pm AEDT. Four-dimensional storytelling - A Short History of Australia. Australia's Wartime History - Digital Education Resources. History - Digital Education Resources. Pandora Archive - Preserving and Accessing Networked DOcumentary Resources of Australia. Classroom learning. Detail from Coat of Arms, Narritjin Maymuru, 1963. ABC Online Indigenous - Special Topics - The Apology. The Victorian Government has apologised to Neville Austin, 47, for being taken away from his mother at the age of 15 months.

Mabo - a timeline. Posted Sun 3 Jun 2012, 6:37am AEST It has been 20 years today since High Court handed down its decision on Mabo v Queensland (No 2), the landmark case known as Mabo, which paved the way for recognition of native title in Australia. ABC Online Indigenous - Special Topics - Reconciliation. Tamworth's NAIDOC celebrations will, for the first time, feature a childrens' community dance. Primary School Year 5 & 6 Free Lesson Plans, Links and Resources. Golden Heritage Stories. Heritage Victoria - What House is That? Australian Digital Collections. Units of work. Newspaper Home.

First Fleet Online. European discovery and the colonisation of Australia. European mariners Francesco Bartolozzi (1727-1815), Captn. James Cook, F.R.S, 1784, print: stipple engraving. Research, resources and essay writing. Home - Electronic Encyclopedia of Gold in Australia.

Australian science timeline 2.24. 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 macinnis@ozemail.com.au -- which is a spam dump.

I particularly solicit suggestions for links to Web sites covering individual items here. Links are being slowly added from the top, but I am happy to jump ahead. Timeline.swf (application/x-shockwave-flash Object) Your Memento. Dust Echoes. Eora: Aboriginal Sydney. Barani. Lore of the Land : Fraynework. Burke and Wills: Then and Now.