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Trove: Newspaper Home. Australian War Memorial. National Archives of Australia, Australian Government. How ancient Aboriginal star maps have shaped Australia's highway network. The next time you’re driving down a country road in outback Australia, consider there’s a good chance that very route was originally mapped out by Aboriginal people perhaps thousands of years before Europeans came to Australia.

How ancient Aboriginal star maps have shaped Australia's highway network

And like today, they turned to the skies to aid their navigation. Except instead of using a GPS network, they used the stars above to help guide their travels. Aboriginal people have rich astronomical traditions, but we know relatively little about their navigational abilities. We do know that there was a very well established and extensive network of trade routes in operation before 1788. These were used by Aboriginal people for trading in goods and stories, and the trade routes covered vast distances across the Australian continent. Star maps My teacher of this knowledge was Ghillar Michael Anderson, a Euahlayi Culture Man from Goodooga, near the Queensland border. Michael said that they weren’t used as a map as such, but were used as a memory aid. Parallels. Collections in Melbourne: A Guide to Commonwealth Government Records - Collections in Melbourne: A Guide to Commonwealth Records. Celia Blake.

Collections in Melbourne: A Guide to Commonwealth Government Records - Collections in Melbourne: A Guide to Commonwealth Records

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. 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

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. 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. 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. 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

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. 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). 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. 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. 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. 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. British Convict Transportation Registers Database. The Official Globe Trekker WebsiteThe Official Globe Trekker Website. 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 Gallery: Aboriginal Tent Embassy. 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. 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. 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.