First Cobb and Co - Twisted History | Limelight Tours
On this day …….. 30th of January 1854 On this day in 1854, Cobb & Co’s horse drawn coaches made their first run, departing Melbourne for the Forest Creek diggings (now Castlemaine) and Bendigo. The network of routes was quickly expanded to deal with increased demand in the growing colony of Victoria. Initially a passenger […]
The Eureka Rebellion of 1854 was a historically significant organised rebellion of gold miners of Ballarat against British colonial authority. The Battle of Eureka Stockade (by which the rebellion is popularly known) was fought between miners and the Colonial forces of Australia on 3 December 1854 at Eureka Lead and named for the stockade structure erected by miners during the conflict.  Resulting in the deaths of 22 miners, it was the most significant conflict in the colonial history of…
Stamp: James Cook (Niue) (Definitives) Mi:NU 46,Sn:NU 54,Yt:NU 43
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Australian gold rushes
The Australian gold rushes changed the convict colonies into more progressive cities with the influx of free emigrants. These hopefuls, termed diggers, brought new skills and professions, contributing to a burgeoning economy. The mateship that evolved between these diggers and their collective resistance to authority led to the emergence of an unique national identity. Although not all diggers found riches on the goldfields, many decided to stay and integrate into these communities
Captain James Cook (7 November 1728 – 14 February 1779) was a British explorer, navigator, cartographer, and captain in the Royal Navy. Cook made detailed maps of Newfoundland prior to making three voyages to the Pacific Ocean, during which he achieved the first recorded European contact with the eastern coastline of Australia and the Hawaiian Islands, and the first recorded circumnavigation of New Zealand.