Oceanian people with their weapons: Papuan, Alfuru, Australian, Nuku hiva… Auguste racinet, from Le costume historique (The costume history) vol. 2, under the direction of A. Racinet, Paris, six volumes published between 1877 and 1886.

Oceanian people with their weapons: Papuan, Alfuru, Australian, Nuku hiva……

Loggers at Walhalla Victoria 1905-1920 Museum Victoria, Australia.George Fletcher built sawmill in Walhalla.1940's

Loggers working at Walhalla in Victoria Australia, George Fletcher built and operated the sawmill in Walhalla, Victoria. Photo shared by Museum Victoria, Australia.

early settlement in Australia

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

Images of Australia: the Tyrrell Collection of photographs of Australias history. Blades and brawn. Skilled axemen prepare to fell a giant gum tree with the power of the axe alone. Great skill was required on the part of the axemen balancing several metres above the ground. Felled trees were then cut into smaller sections with crosscut saws ready to be hauled away by bullock teams.

Blades and brawn. Skilled axemen prepare to fell a giant gum tree with the…

Captain Arthur Phillip who led the First Fleet to Australia in 1788. He established the penal colony that was to become Sydney and served as the first Governor of New South Wales from 1788 to 1792.

Captain Arthur Phillip who led the First Fleet to Australia in He established the penal colony that was to become Sydney and served as the first Governor of New South Wales from 1788 to

Australian Aborigines | Stolen Futures: Australia’s Aboriginal people reject racist laws ...

Stolen Futures: Australia’s Aboriginal people reject racist laws‏

The attitude to the First Australians by the British colonisers was 'They're gonna die out anyway.' It was a Darwinian belief based on the superiority of the white race. Some South African apartheid policies were adapted from early Australian practices.


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