Helen Keller confronted the Nazis shortly after the book burnings of 1933.  “History has taught you nothing if you think you can kill ideas. Tyrants have tried to do that often before, and the ideas have risen up in their might and destroyed them." She went on: “Do not imagine your barbarities to the Jews are unknown here. God sleepeth not, and He will visit his Judgment upon you.” Click through

Here’s what they don’t teach: When the blind-deaf Helen Keller learned that poor people were more likely to be blind than others, she set off down a pacifist, socialist path that broke the boundaries of her time—and continues to challenge ours today.

Trugannini 1866 | Truganini was a woman widely considered to be the last full blood Aboriginal Tasmanian (Palawa) of Australia.

Truganini, often considered to be the last "full blood" Tasmanian Aboriginal woman, who survived British conflict and disease.

Construction of Sydney Harbour Bridge, January 1930! Amazed

Construction of Sydney Harbour Bridge, January 1930. [1150x1600]

Construction of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, January 1930 from Loftus Street Circular Quay, Sydney

King St. Sydney from Pitt St., looking E, February-March 1895 / H. King Syd. by State Library of New South Wales collection, via Flickr

King Street, Sydney from Pitt Street, looking East, February-March 1895 .Photo shared by the State Library of NSW.

1940s: Fashions at the Melbourne Cup. Picture: Herald Sun Image Library Fashion-conscious

HISTORY: Fashions-on-the-Field at the Melbourne Cup, (photo courtesy of the Herald Sun Image Library)

1900: The Queen Victoria Markets, along George St. #QVB #Sydney

The Queen Victoria Markets, along George St, Sydney. Now the Queen Victoria Building aka the QVB.

Anna Pavlova on board ship, Australian tour, 1929 / unknown photographer by State Library of New South Wales collection, via Flickr

Happy Birthday to Anna Pavlova! (born on February Anna Pavlova on board ship, Australian tour, 1929 / unknown photographer

Kate Kelly (aka Catherine Ada Kelly) (12 July 1863 - October 1898) was the sister of famous Australian outlaw Ned Kelly.  It is believed she drowned in Lake Forbes, a small pond situated in the middle of Forbes, while saving an Aboriginal child that was in trouble during a flood of the lake. She was buried in Forbes Cemetery, aged 36.

(Editor’s note: This is the third installment of our “ Story Behind the Story ” series. Today we welcome New York City author Megan Abbott ,.

History of Australia in pictures: the Tyrrell Collection - Australian Geographic. Pyrmont Bridge, Sydney.

A view of heavy traffic on the Pyrmont Bridge, probably taken from the operable span's control tower. The Corn Exchange at the intersection of Sussex and Market streets can be seen in the distance immediately past the bridge

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