Shearing board, Burrawang station. Burrawang began in 1836 as a squatters' run and by 1866 it covered more than 2000sq.km between Forbes and Condobolin in central-western New South Wales.  The station became legendary for its record wool clip (5000 bales in 1884) and its enormous shearing shed, which employed more than 250 men. The station was the scene of a labour dispute during the depression of 1893.

Images of Australia: the Tyrrell Collection of photographs of Australia's history Shearing Board, Burrawang Station

Early Settlers' Homes and Bush Huts in Australia. Wattle and daub home with bark roof and parget wooden chimney.  1890

Wattle and daub home with bark roof and parget wooden chimney. 1890 Historical Description of Australian Settlers Homes

John Osborne, painter and signwriter, Gulgong, NSW, 1872. - Australia's Gold Rush in pictures Images from the late 1800s depict the heady excitement of Australia's Gold Rush period.

John Osborne, painter and signwriter, Gulgong, NSW, - Australia's Gold Rush in pictures Images from the late depict the heady excitement of Australia's Gold Rush period.

Caroline Chisholm was known as 'the emigrant's friend', having earned the title for her work with poor migrants to Australia in the 1800's. But despite all her work and her fame today, she died poor and forgotten after such an amazing life

A different meal everyday for a week, with nothing but the salt beef and flour of Australian migrant rations.

View of Wilberforce on the banks of the River Hawkesbury, New South Wales  : Published by J. Souter, Feb.1, 1825

View of Wilberforce, on the Banks of the River Hawkesbury, New South Wales. In collection: Views in Australia, or, New South Wales & Van Diemen's Land delineated London : Published by J.

Bernhard Otto Holtermann with a mass of nearly all solid gold, Hill End, New South Wales, 1872.

Bernhardt Holtermann standing with one of the largest gold nuggets ever found at 630 lbs, Australia,

Hawkesbury River railway bridge  Date : 1890

Hawkesbury River railway bridge Date : 1890

Thompson Square 1880's. Windsor NSW

Thompson Square in Windsor in outer north western Sydney in the 🌹

Shows the burnt remains of the Jones's Hotel, the scene of the final confrontation between Ned Kelly and the Victorian Police. A sign still stands: "The Glenrowan Inn, Ann Jones, best accommodation". The Glenrowan Inn, owned by Ann Jones, was burned to the ground by the police after the Kelly Gang siege in June 1880.

1880 photo of the remains of the Glenrowan Inn after the Kelly gang shootout.the Victorian police burned it to the ground to flush the gang out .

Although giving women the vote became a topical theme of the 1800s it wasn’t until 1893 that New Zealand became the first country in the world to award it. In 1902 Australia followed.

On April three suffragettes – Annie Briggs, Evelyn Manesta and Lillian Forrester attacked several pictures in the Manchester Art Gallery

Samuel Sidney described the arrival of a bullock dray on the outskirts of Sydney during the early 1850s:

Samuel Sidney described the arrival of a bullock dray on the outskirts of Sydney during the early

Frederick Wordsworth Ward was born in the Windsor District of the Colony of New South Wales in the mid 1830's

Death portrait of the infamous bushranger Frederick Wordsworth Ward who was born in the Windsor District.

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