William Wentworth, Australian explorer who first crossed the Blue Mountains in 1813

William Wentworth, Australian explorer who first crossed the NSW Blue Mountains in 1813

Weary Dunlop # Anzac - Lest we forget.

Weary Dunlop # Anzac - Lest we forget. There is a wonderful book about him

Henry Lawson (1867-1922) Australian Poet

Henry Lawson 17 June 1867 – 2 September 1922 He was born in a town on the Grenfell goldfields of New South Wales.

Albert Jacka, VC Jacka's battalion landed at Gallipoli on 26 April 1915. With the ANZACs now entrenched above the beaches, the Turks launched large-scale frontal assaults. Some Turks captured a section of trench at Courtney's Post. Early attempts to drive them out failed, until Jacka, taking advantage of a diversion created by bomb throwers at one end of the Turkish position, leapt in, killing most of the occupants. For this he was awarded Australia's first Victoria Cross of the First World…

10 January -Albert Jacka, Australian recipient of the Victoria Cross .

Sir Don Bradman

Sir Don Bradman, Famous Australian cricketer and batsman.

Sir Edmund Barton - Australia's first Prime Minister

Waverley Cemetery NSW contains the grave of Sir Edmund Barton, Australia's first Prime minister, 1901


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