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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

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. Early artists tended to paint what they saw and the better the representation; the better the work was regarded. The new landscape John Glover was one of the precursors of an Australian style of painting. His body of work made him a pioneer of landscape painting in Australia. The Heidelberg School Tom Roberts Fredrick McCubbin. 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 1952 - Ric Charlesworth has had several lives in sport. Steve Tikal 1933 - 1991 When Australia competed for the first time in Olympic Ice Hockey at the 1960 Squaw Valley Games, it was a history-making occasion for more t... Kim Crow Kim Crow had finished second to Jana Pittman in the 400m hurdles at the Australian Championships before injury halted her promising athletics career. Herb Elliott.

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. Pharlap - Pharlap is probably the best known and most revered racehorse in Australian history.

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

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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. Australia has had 27 prime ministers since Federation in 1901.

Prime Ministers of Australia

Follow the links below to learn about their lives and the times in which they lived. The National Museum of Australia has a range of objects related to prime ministers. For information on the current Prime Minister Tony Abbott, please visit the official Prime Minister's website. Prime ministers are listed in order from earliest to latest, starting with Edmund Barton. First Fleet - Stories. Collections - First Fleet artwork collection. 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 Australia's PMs Use the images below to explore the life and times of individual Australian prime ministers, or see The Australian prime minister or The prime ministerial spouse to learn about these roles.

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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. Charles Bean, Keith Murdoch, Phillip Schuler and Charles Smith were four Australians who went to Gallipoli as journalists during World War 1.

Gallipoli War Correspondents - National Library of Australia Online Exhibition

This website aims to introduce these men and their writing, as well as to highlight their role in the development of an Australian identity. This site is made available through a grant from the Distinctively Australian program, administered by the Commonwealth Department of Environment and Heritage. 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'. For the rest of his life, Banks influenced almost every aspect of Pacific exploration and early Australian colonial life.

He actively supported the proposal of Botany Bay as a site for British settlement and was also instrumental in Matthew Flinders' voyage on the Investigator (1801 - 1803) which helped define the map of Australia. > Read the complete journal via the Library's catalogue 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 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. 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. The voyage was not without incidents as Ralph Clark’s manuscript journal shows particularly with the convict women. On 5 July 1787, Captain Walton gave Ralph Clark a puppy that Clark called ‘Efford’ after the place where he became acquainted with his beloved wife Alicia. ‘Efford’ was not the only dog lost overboard, as Captain Meredith lost his dog ‘Shot’ on 30 September, making him the fifth dog that had been lost overboard since the Fleet left England. 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. James Cook was the first European explorer to chart the east coast of Australia.

Initially, I was drawn more to Cook’s voyages than to Cook himself. But as I began to research the captain’s voyages, I became just as entranced by Cook the man. Memory of Cook varies a great deal from country to country. The sad truth is that Cook’s discoveries paved the way for whalers, traders, colonialists, missionaries and others who dispossessed native peoples, destroyed their cultures and belief systems, and despoiled the environment. From an interview with Tony Horwitz, author of Blue Latitudes: Boldly Going Where Captain Cook Has Gone Before (2002). 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. It also had a water supply in the form of a now non-existent creek later named Wheat Creek.

Only hardened criminals, and recidivist prisoners were sent to the Moreton Bay Convict Settlement. The First Stone Buildings. First Fleet Fellowship Victoria Inc. First fleet. Australia's First Fleet. IFHAA Shipping PagesTHE FOUNDERS OF A NATIONAUSTRALIA'S FIRST FLEET - 1788by Cathy Dunn and Marion McCreadie Between 1788 and 1850 the English sent over 162,000 convicts to Australia in 806 ships.

The first eleven of these ships are today known as the First Fleet and contained the convicts and marines that are now acknowledged as the Founders of Australia. This is their story. Before 1788, Australia was populated by about 300,000 aborigines. These nomadic people had inhabited the world's oldest continent for more than 10,000 years. The Alexander The Charlotte The Lady Penrhyn The Friendship The Prince of Wales The Scarborough Other ships of the Fleet were: H.M.S.

The planning of Britain's colonisation of New South Wales was not the best. . © 1998-2000 Copyright Notice: All files on this site are copyrighted by the Internet Family History Association of Australia (IFHAA) and/or their creator. Convict Records. Convict Records CoraWeb - helping you trace your family history See also Criminal and Court Records GeneralState Library of Western Australia - Digitised books - Convict System.

This collection of miscellaneous official documents relates to the transportation of convicts to Australia 1810-1865. - Australia Convict Collection offers access to 22+ convict databases. Convict Transportation Registers Database 1787-1867 held by the State Library of Queensland. is based on the British Convict transportation register, compiled by the State Library of Queensland. Convicts to Australia A Guide to Researching your Convict Ancestors by the Perth DPS. The National Archives (UK) Digital Microfilm allows you to search and download some of the most popular records.

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