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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. But before you choose your own explorer to investigate, let’s explore the adventures of a very important explorer in world history – Christopher Columbus!

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. 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. Sport Australia Hall of Fame - Legends of Australian Sport. 2013 Induction & Awards Dinner News Feed 5th Feb 2014 Search Legends of Australian Sport The Sport Australia Hall of Fame introduced the Legend status to recognise those members who have distinguished themselves at the highest level and in doing so have offered inspiration and example to Australia.

Sport Australia Hall of Fame - Legends of Australian Sport

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M|N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z| All. 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: 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. Gallipoli War Correspondents - National Library of Australia Online Exhibition. The First Australians.Ep1/ - 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'.

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. As the smallest of the transports Friendship probably carried a crew of around 20. Her 76 male and 21 female convicts were loaded at Plymouth. 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.

National Treasures – Endeavour Journal (2004

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. 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. 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. The roads were mere winding tracks between the little dwellings and farm paddocks. Bishop had been beset with difficulties at the settlement but had endeavoured to establish satisfactory relations with the natives.

Eighty five acres had been cleared and sugar cane flourished as well as tobacco. Capt Patrick Logan. Topics: Ireland-Australia transportation database. The National Archives of Ireland holds a wide range of records relating to the transportation of convicts from Ireland to Australia covering the period 1788 to 1868. In some cases these include records of members of convicts' families transported as free settlers.

To mark the Australian Bicentenary in 1988, the Taoiseach presented microfilms of the most important of these records to the Government and People of Australia as a gift from the Government and People of Ireland. A computerised index to the records was prepared with the help of IBM and is available for use at various locations in Australia. 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 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 The Aboriginal Tent Embassy was founded on Australia Day in 1972 to protest the decision by the McMahon Liberal government to reject a proposal for Aboriginal Land rights. 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. Timeline.swf (application/x-shockwave-flash Object) Your Memento. Dust Echoes. Eora: Aboriginal Sydney. 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. Barani. Lore of the Land : Fraynework. Burke and Wills: Then and Now. Join us on a fascinating real-time journey across Australia.