One of the early stone and slab cottages remaining in the Berrima district, Australia. Eucalyptus trees provided the early settler with abundant large straight slabs to use vertically or horizontally in the wall construction of his slab hut. The roof was either great sheets of bark or split shingles. The first dwellings used by the shepherds and stockmen were usually made entirely of bark.

One of the early stone and slab cottages remaining in the Berrima district, Australia. Eucalyptus trees provided the early settler with abundant large straight slabs to use vertically or horizontally in the wall construction of his slab hut. The roof was

Early settler house, Berrima, New South Wales, Australia

One of the early stone and slab cottages remaining in the Berrima district, Australia. Eucalyptus trees provided the early settler with abundant large straight slabs to use vertically or horizontally in the wall construction of his slab hut. The roof was

Vintage mugshots. These ladies are from Australia in the early 1900s. Several of these women were convicted of performing backyard abortions.

Alice Adeline Cooke, criminal record number 30 December State Reformatory for Women, Long Bay, NSW. Convicted of bigamy and t.

early settlement in Australia

Irish Pioneer settlers and their family's, played a big part in early Australian history. (Photo undated) v

Early Australia teamsters used for heavy haulage stopping for 'smoko'.

Teamsters stop for 'smoko'. By the late century roads were improving and horse teams were supplanting bullocks (young castrated bulls) as the main mode of heavy haulage. Horses could travelmuch faster than a bullock team's top speed of only (about

Shearers with bales to be stripped to Junee railhead. George Howard (the selector) is seated against bale - Ariah Park, NSW, c. 1896 - State Library of New South Whales #shearers #photography #australia #history #vintage #documentation #men #moustache #mustache #1800s #historic

Shearers with bales to be stripped to Junee railhead. George Howard (the selector) is seated against bale - Ariah Park, NSW, c. 1896 - Photo shared by the State Library of New South Whales.

Early 20th century bike culture in Australia

Glorious Vintage Photos of Early Australian Bike Culture from the Beginning of the 20th Century

Man on a penny-farthing bicycle being chased by his sister (Maggie Bob Spiers) - West Wyalong, NSW, C. From the collection of the State Library of New South Wales

Maslen's map of the mythical inland sea of Australia.  In the early 19th century, with the majority of the non-coastal areas of  Australia still unexplored, the commonly held misconception was that central  Australia must have an inland sea and major river system. The belief was at its  highest following the publication in 1827 of 'The Friend of Australia' by a retired  East India Company employee, Thomas J Maslen. His map, or at least the inland sea,  adjoining river and the labelled…

Apparently Australia used to have an inland sea? Not really, but for some reason early explorers thought there would be one there. This map by Thomas Maslen, who worked in the East India Company, was drawn in

Early Australia postage stamp

Postage stamps and postal history of New South Wales - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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