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“Hopes are like hair ornaments. When they become old women they look silly wearing even one.” ― Arthur Golden, Memoirs of a Geisha

The Victorian gold rush was a period in the history of Victoria, Australia approximately between 1851 and the late 1860s. Learn more about it and how much Australia's population expanded.

The Victorian gold rush was a period in the history of Victoria, Australia lasting from 1851 through the late Learn more about it and how much Australia's population expanded as a result of the influx of prospectors hoping to strike it rich.

Woolworth's, circa 1960's

Woolworth's--Oh, I remember this store with fond memories. After shopping with my Mom, we would have something at the lunch counter and I would twirl on the stool.

Australian aborigine, 1950

A young Aborigine woman weaves grass into a circular mat in Arnhem Land, in the Northern Territory of Australia, circa (Photo by Three Lions/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

One of our oldest Australian icons, the Akubra hat has been around since 1874. Akubra is Aboriginal for 'head covering,' and is made from rabbit fur felt. It can take up to 14 bunnies to make one hat! This is an Aussie icon still under Australian ownership.

One of our oldest Australian icons, the Akubra hat has been around since Akubra is Aboriginal for 'head covering,' and is made from rabbit fur felt. It can take up to 14 bunnies to make one hat! This is an Aussie icon still under Australian ownership.

Feeding the Chooks, 'Willis Vale' Homestead, Greensborough, Victoria durng the Depression

Digital Photograph - Feeding the Chooks, 'Willis Vale' Homestead, Greensborough, Victoria, circa

Truganini (c. 1812 – 8 May 1876). The last full blood Aboriginal Tasmanian. Photographed in 1866.

Truganini, often considered to be the last "full blood" Tasmanian Aboriginal woman, who survived British conflict and disease.

File:Australia stamp 1913 2pd kangaroo.jpg For most, Australian philately proper begins on 2 January 1913 with the issue of a red 1d (one penny) Kangaroo and Map, the design of which was adopted in part from the entry that won the Stamp Design Competition. This was the first definitive stamp with the sole nomenclature “Australia”.

Australia stamp 1913 kangaroo - Kangaroo stamps of Australia - Wikipedia

Miles Franklin, author - portrait, [1901] / Rozelle, Auburn St. Goulburn. State Lib. NSW

about Young Australian author Miles Franklin - who is best known for her book, "My Brilliant Career" which was made into a wonderful movie starring Judy Davis

Margaret Street, Brisbane c. 1871. Cute little cottage - Margaret Street is in the middle of the Brisbane CBD, all high rise now and this relic long gone

Margaret Street, Brisbane c. Cute little cottage - Margaret Street is in the middle of the Brisbane CBD, all high rise now and this relic long gone

Women’s fashion in Queensland around the end of the 19th century.

Women in Queensland, Australia, c. I'm so awful. The first thing I thought was, "You'd never guess that these nice ladies were descended of boatloads of British pickpockets and whores!" <<< Ignorance and clichés.

City bound traffic on Bradfield Highway, Sydney Harbour Bridge, 1953. Photographer: John Tanner. NAA: A1200, L16208

City bound traffic on Bradfield Highway, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Photographer: John Tanner.

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