Australia, until 1960s, Aborigines came under the Flora And Fauna Act, classified them as animals, not human beings

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Until the the Aborigines came under the Flora And Fauna Act, which classified them as animals, not human beings. This also meant that killing an Aborigine meant you weren’t killing a human being, but an animal.

Check out these old back-and-white photos of Australia during the 1870 gold rush. These mostly show the town’s inhabitants standing proudly in the dusty town or right in front of their establishments — like a butcher shop and an undertaker’s shop — and staring right into the lens. The pictures are beautifully lit, and they [...]

Remarkable photos of 1872 gold boom in Australia

American & Australasian Photographic Company Herbert Street, west side looking north from Mayne Street and showing Barnes’ Chemist Shop, Gulgong 1872 Wet plate glass negative, on 18242

Early American Settlers 1800 | Early Australian Wattle-and-daub buildings.

Early Australian settlers bush huts and homes

Gold panning, Australia, 1900

Asian demand ensures that the Australian Mining Boom will probably never be over. Continuing high demand for minerals from China, Japan, South Korea.

Gold - Talbot, near Bendigo, Victoria, Australia

Gold Talbot, near Bendigo, Victoria, Australia. This piece is a rare crystallized gold is 200 grams.

Katoomba in the Blue Mountains region of New South Wales (year unknown).

Katoomba in the Blue Mountains region of New South Wales (year unknown).

Gold Mining Methods - Sieves

Posters outlining original gold mining techniques including information on panning, cradling and fossicking, along with the use of sieves and a windlass.

George St,Sydney near the Wharf showing Australian Hotel in 1829.

George St,Sydney near the Wharf showing Australian Hotel in

convict being flogged in Van Diemen's Land (AOT, PH30/1/2720B)

convict being flogged in Van Diemen's Land (AOT,

Building the SS Gippsland. Paynesville, Victoria ca.1895

Building the SS Gippsland. Workmen standing on wooden framework constructing the boat.

What an incredible review! 5.0 out of 5 stars Must read! By Rita Lee Chapman on 8 Aug. 2017 Rebecca Bryn’s trilogy, For Their Country’s Good, delighted me throughout all three books as she maintains the breathtaking suspense from beginning to end. Her characters are so real I can see them as clearly as if they had acted out the story in front of me. And what a story! The love of Ella and Jem endures throughout their trials, hardships, loves and marriages and despite being a world apart. The…

What an incredible review! 5.0 out of 5 stars Must read! By Rita Lee Chapman on 8 Aug. 2017 Rebecca Bryn’s trilogy, For Their Country’s Good, delighted me throughout all three books as she maintains the breathtaking suspense from beginning to end. Her characters are so real I can see them as clearly as if they had acted out the story in front of me. And what a story! The love of Ella and Jem endures throughout their trials, hardships, loves and marriages and despite being a world apart. The…

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