Invasion/ colonisation

Collection by Douglas Maybir

Sydney Harbour Bridge during construction, with two aeroplanes, Charles Ulm’s “Southern Sun” a Gypsy Moth / photomontage by Edward Searl (by State Library of New South Wales collection) Harbor Bridge, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Photos Du, Old Photos, Vintage Photos, Vintage Ideas, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney Australia

Sydney Harbour Bridge during construction, 1930, with two aeroplanes, Charles Ulm's "Southern Sun" & a Gypsy Moth / photomontage by Edward Searl

The aeroplanes were added to the already dramatic image of the two halves of the Harbour Bridge arch Format: Silver gelatin composite photoprint Find more detailed information about this photographic collection: Format: Photograph Search for more great images in the State Library's collections: From the collection of the State Library of New South Wales

 Sydney from Pitt St., looking E, February-March 1895 / H. by State Library of New South Wales collection Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney City, Sydney Area, Historical Images, Sydney Australia, Continents, Old Photos, New Zealand

King St. Sydney from Pitt St., looking E, February-March 1895 / H. King Syd.

Format: Albumen photoprint Notes: As a cable tram trundles up King Street towards Queens Square, a crowd occupies both sides of the roadway. They have assembled outside the Daily Telegraph office, where the latest news was posted each day. Judging by this photograph, it is not surprising that the 1909 Royal Commission on the Improvement of Sydney was critical of the traffic chaos on Sydney’s narrow streets. Find more photographs of early Sydney on Discover Collections - Sydney Exposed…

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Free Printable Australia Day Learning Packet

With Australia Day just around the corner I thought it was about time we did a little learning about places much closer to home. January...

A direct north general view of Sydney Cove, possibly by Thomas Watling, oil painting - A collection item from the State Library of New South Wales Van Diemen's Land, First Fleet, Terra Australis, Aboriginal History, Colonial Art, Historical Images, First Contact, Australian Artists, Vacation Places


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On May 13 the First Fleet commanded by Captain Arthur Phillip, set off to found a penal colony that became the first European settlement in Australia. Australia Day History, Happy Australia Day, Australia Day Meaning, Sydney Australia, Australia Migration, Arthur Phillip, Fleet Of Ships, First Fleet, Terra Australis

From Terra Australis to Australia

Discover the original journals, logbooks, letters, paintings and drawings covering the voyage of the First Fleet, the mutiny on the Bounty and Matthew Flinders' journeys. - A story from the State Library of New South Wales

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 Arthur Phillip, Royal Navy Officer, First Fleet, Penal Colony, Early Explorers, Aboriginal People, National Portrait Gallery, Historical Images, First Contact

No watering down invasion truth of 1788, says indigenous leader Paul Morris

Arthur Phillip by Francis Wheatley Date painted: 1786 Oil on canvas, 90.2 x 69.2 cm Collection: National Portrait Gallery, London - Phillip spent his whole career in the Navy, as an officer and as a naval spy. After many campaigns and expeditions, he landed in Australia at Port Jackson in January 1788 where he founded the first convict settlement, which later became the city of Sydney.

Sydney - Capital New South Wales, The Rocks Sydney, The Wonderful Country, Aboriginal History, Botany Bay, Bird People, Sydney City, Historical Images, Australian Artists, Sydney Australia

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