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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. 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. 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: 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.

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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* 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. 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'. 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. 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. 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. 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. Ancestry.com.au - Australia Convict Collection offers access to 22+ convict databases. The Journal of Captain Patrick Logan. There were few buildings in the struggling outpost. Capt Patrick Logan. Back to Surnames of the 57th Regiment's Soldiers who stayed LOGAN, Patrick ED 518893 Death Age at Death: 34 Index Year: 1830 Reg Year: 1830 Reg State: New South Wales Ref Number: V1830341 14 Parish: Sydney, St James', Church of England. 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 On 13 of May 1787, the fleet of 11 ships set sail from Portsmouth, England. Led by Captain Arthur Phillip, this historic convoy, which later became known as the First Fleet, carried officers, crew, marines and their families, and convicts from Britain to a distant and little known land on the far side of the world. The Fleet consisted of two Royal Navy escort ships, HMS Sirius and HMS Supply. They accompanied six convict transports, the Alexander, Charlotte, Friendship, Lady Penrhyn, Prince of Wales and the Scarborough, and three store ships, the Borrowdale, Fishburn and Golden Grove. 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. 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.

National Sorry Day has been commemorated in ceremonies and get-togethers across Western Australia. An Eastern Goldfields' health centre is expected to receive funding when Prime Minister Kevin Rudd announces $9 million to improve health services for Indigenous mothers and babies. Mal Brough has criticised both sides of politics over the latest report on Indigenous living conditions. 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. 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.