May Gibbs ~ Wattle Babies

"Wattle Babies", Sydney: Angus Robertson Illustrations by Australian May Gibbs. These may be "wattle babies" to you, but to me they're gumnut fairies!

Victoria, the Garden State of Australia    A handbook for rural home seekers / issued by authority of the Government of Victoria. (Melbourne : The Proprietors of "Australia today", [1909])

Handbook for rural home seekers, Victoria Australia, 1909 when the Federation coat of arms was only 8 years old.

"Keep the farms going while the men are fighting"  Join the Women's Land Army!  Australia 1945

The Women's Land Army played a fundamental role in Britain during World War Two. The Women's Land Army helped to provide Britain with food at a time when U-boats were destroying many merchant ships bringing supplies to Britain.

Tom Crean with Huskie Puppies  WW2. Frank Hurley. Country of Origin:  Australia

Tom Crean with Huskie Puppies Frank Hurley. Country of Origin: Australia

Beautiful Books: Elements of Australian Agriculture by Angus Mackay

Elements of Australian Agriculture Leading to Various Departments of Agricultural Science by Angus Mackay Sydney Board of Technical Education of New South Wales 1885

Genesee Beer Lithographed Easel Backed Sign Farmer Country Rochester NY 1950's Advertising Collectable Breweriana Display

Genesee Beer Lithographed Easel Backed Sign Farmer Country Rochester NY Advertising Collectable Breweriana Display

The Farley family in Coorow. The first Ready Made Farm to be sold was to Capt. Phillip Farley in 1913, who migrated with his family from India to take up a holding in Coorow. By 1916 another 22 families from Western Australia, England, Scotland and India had taken up farms across Carnamah, Winchester and Coorow.

Online exhibition on the Midland Railway Company's Ready-Made Farms in Carnamah, Winchester and Coorow.

"Ready Made Farms in Western Australia: Handbook of Information for Intending Settlers." Printed in 1912 by Crowther & Goodman of 124 Fenchurch Street in London, England  for The Midland Railway Company of Western Australia Limited of Winchester House, Old Broad Street in London, England. Viewable online at www.carnamah.com.au/rmf/cover.html

Digital reprodction of "Ready Made Farms in Western Australia: Handbook of Information for Intending Settlers"

Benjamin Family History in the News:  Misadventures in the Australian Bush  The Argus  Melbourne, Australia  July 10, 1909

Benjamin Family History in the News: Misadventures in the Australian Bush The Argus Melbourne, Australia July 1909

The Cork Cattle Stealing Case, 1905 - Patrick and Ernest Hewitt, William Lilley, Walter Farrell and Charles Williams appeared in the Winton Court on December 30, 1905 charged with stealing 128 head of calves the property, of the Darling Downs and Western Land Company at Cork Station.

The Cork Cattle Stealing Case, 1905 - Patrick and Ernest Hewitt, William Lilley, Walter Farrell and Charles Williams appeared in the Winton Court on December 30, 1905 charged with stealing 128 head of calves the property, of the Darling Downs and Western Land Company at Cork Station.

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