Benjamin, the last known thylacine, Hobart Zoo, 1933    ‘The thylacine was the largest known carnivorous marsupial of modern times. It is commonly known as the Tasmanian tiger. Native to continental Australia, Tasmania and New Guinea, it is thought to have become extinct in the 20th century.  Intensive hunting encouraged by bounties is generally blamed for its extinction. Despite its official classification as extinct, sightings are still reported, though none proven.’

I'm still amazed that at this animal. Benjamin, the last known thylacine (which means "dog-headed pouched one"), Hobart Zoo, 1933 . Now an extinct animal thanks to human hunting.

Australian Flag

Australian Flag: Students read information explaining the history and significance of Australia day. A labelled diagram of the Australian flag is also included. Good for classroom display. Free by Becky McPhee

Old paper money

The Colour of Money . Australian money, that is. These are paper notes which have since been replaced by more durable plastic notes.

Simpson and his Donkey 1915 WWI - Australian War Memorial Canberra

✿ڿڰۣ(̆̃̃❤Aussiegirl Simpson and his Donkey 1915 WWI - Australian War Memorial Canberra

Today in Australian History  - 1 June - Pemulwuy, Killed and behead over land rights. Pemulwuy was the leader and a warrior of the Bidjigal people, who started to show his resistance at the arrival of the first fleet settlement in Australia in 1788  Read more and find out what happen to his missing head. Click on photo for more and **please share.

Today in Australian History - 1 June - Pemulwuy, Killed and behead over land rights. Pemulwuy was the leader and a warrior of the Bidjigal people, who started to show his resistance at the arrival of the first fleet settlement in Australia in 1788 Read

Ned Kelly, Australian Outlaw

Edward "Ned" Kelly (June 1854 or 1855 – 11 November was an Irish Australian bushranger. Kelly's legacy is controversial; some consider him to be a murderous villain, while others view him as a folk hero and Australia's equivalent of Robin Hood.

Australia for ever!  WW1

Soldiers return home after essay We would like to show you a description here but the site won’t allow us.

Sheep in Australia's Outback, pouring throug a opening in the fence, to reach fresh pasturing grounds. [RM Williams]

Like water through a hole in the dam is how a flock of sheep enters a new paddock. By Scott Bridle, Australian outback.

Freddo Frog production line at MacRobertson’s Chocolates, Fitzroy-Melbourne, Australia 1959.  Photograph by Wolfgang Sievers.

Freddo Frog production line at the MacRobertson’s Chocolates factory at Fitzroy,Victoria (year unknown).

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