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Australian History - The Hidden Story of Australia's Missing Links. "Australian history is almost always picturesque; indeed, it is also so curious and strange, that it is itself the chiefest novelty the country has to offer and so it pushes the other novelties into second and third place.

Australian History - The Hidden Story of Australia's Missing Links

It does not read like history, but like the most beautiful lies; and all of a fresh new sort, no mouldy old stale ones. It is full of surprises and adventures, the incongruities, and contradictions, and incredibilities; but they are all true, they all happened. " ( Mark Twain, 1897 ) Golden Victoria. The discovery of gold in Victoria created years of wealth for the young colony.

Golden Victoria

Here was a metal that could liberate servants from their masters and sometimes set those masters off to dig for gold themselves. With little attention paid to the environment or the Indigenous custodians of the land, all Victorian soil became potential ‘paydirt’. In this section, learn about the positive and negative impacts of gold mining; many of which we can still see today. Learn about gold's properties, uses and how it was mined.

Find out what life was like on the Victorian gold fields. Colonial Melbourne. The dramatic first years of the Port Phillip settlement can only be described by those who saw it first hand.

Colonial Melbourne

Why are streets in Melbourne's city named after the British nobility? What happened to convicts who were sent to Port Phillip? And who was Melbourne's real founder? These questions can best be answered by those who were there when the city began. From a small settlement to one of the world's most liveable cities – Melbourne has come a long way, as these stories from early settlers show. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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?

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* 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. This website aims to introduce these men and their writing, as well as to highlight their role in the development of an Australian identity. 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. 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.

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. 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. First Fleet Fellowship Victoria Inc. First fleet. Australia's First Fleet. Convict Records. Convict Records. The Journal of Captain Patrick Logan.

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. 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. 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. Mabo - a timeline. ABC Online Indigenous - Special Topics - Reconciliation. 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. 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.