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Australia was the first nation to give women both voting rights and the right to sit office in 1902. | 14 Little Known Nuggets Of Australian History

Australia was the first nation to give women both voting rights and the right to sit in office.

Australia was the first nation to give women both voting rights and the right to sit office in 1902. | 14 Little Known Nuggets Of Australian History

An Australian Swagman using a hollow gum tree as a campsite (c. 1880

An Australian Swagman using a hollow gum tree as a campsite (c. 1880) [557 x 826]

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Bull Run, Virginia, winter 1862-63. Ruins of railroad bridge at Blackburns Ford. From photographs of the main Eastern theater of the war, Second Battle of Bull Run (Battle of Second Manassas).

Lunch Among the Ruins: 1862 high-resolution photo

Vintage photographs available as fine-art prints or digital stock images

Lindt, J.W. (John William), 1845-1926. Two swagmen resting beneath a tree, Australia, ca. 1887 [transparency]

Digital Collections - Pictures - Lindt, J.W. (John William), 1845-1926. Two swagmen resting beneath a tree, Australia, ca. 1887 [transparency]

John Batman Attempts to Enter Treaty with Kulin at Merri Creek

William Barak

Barak was educated at the Yarra Mission School in Narrm (Melbourne), and was a tracker in the Native Police as his father had been, before becoming ngurungaeta (clan leader). Energetic, charismatic and mild mannered, he spent much of his life at - a self-sufficient Aboriginal farming community in Healesville. Barak campaigned to protect Coranderrk, worked to improve cross-cultural understanding and created many unique artworks and artifacts, leaving a rich cultural legacy for future…

Snow on the Murray River On this day …….. 26th of July 1882 This day in 1882 saw Yarrawonga covered with snow. When Mr Gourlay brought his Cobb and Co coach into town from Benalla, he had to runa gauntlet of snowballs, pelted by the young of the town. The snowfall, by the time it had finished, covered much of […]

Snow on the Murray River - Twisted History | Limelight Tours

On this day …….. 26th of July 1882 This day in 1882 saw Yarrawonga covered with snow. When Mr Gourlay brought his Cobb and Co coach into town from Benalla, he had to runa gauntlet of snowballs, pelted by the young of the town. The snowfall, by the time it had finished, covered much of […]

16 June 2015 - ALFRED DEAKIN

ALFRED DEAKIN G'day folks, Alfred Deakin, Australia’s second Prime Minister, was also the fifth and the seventh. He was in office three times in the first ten years of Federation. Often referred to as ‘the constructor’, his work in building soundly on the nation’s constitutional foundations is evident a century later. Perhaps the finest speaker in the Australian parliament’s first century, Deakin’s love of learning informed his political life. Handsome and intelligent, his courteous manner…