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Account of the Meeting of Gold Diggers, on December 1851 Mt Alexander Goldfields near Bendigo. Contemporary newspapers reported an estimated diggers attended travelling from up to 20 miles away. Australian Painting, 15 December, The Settlers, Old Maps, Gold Rush, Historical Pictures, Historic Homes, Hand Coloring, Vintage World Maps

Great Meeting of Gold Diggers - Mt Alexander Goldfields near Bendigo - 15th December 1851

Account of the Meeting of Gold Diggers, on 15th December 1851 Mt Alexander Goldfields near Bendigo. Contemporary newspapers reported an estimated 40,000 diggers attended travelling from up to 20 miles away.

Unveiling the Batman Memorial at the Old Melbourne Cemetery; Inset: Mr William Weire - John Batman's Son-in-Law - Aged 79 and Mr Austin Batman Weire - The Grandson of John Batman Historical Pictures, Family History, Cemetery, Melbourne, Law, The Past, Old Things, June, Batman

Unveiling the Batman Memorial - 3rd June 1882

The Unveiling of the Batman Memorial at the Old Melbourne Cemetery on 3rd June 1882

Historic Event - Intercolonial Fire Brigade Competition, at Prince Alfred Park Sydney - November 1881 Historical Pictures, South Wales, Sydney, Competition, The Past, November, Prince, Fire, Australia

Historic Event - Intercolonial Fire Brigade Competition, at Prince Alfred Park Sydney - November 1881

In November 1881, the Intercolonial Fire Brigade Competition, held at Prince Alfred Park Sydney, saw 29 brigades from around the colonial compete in a 8 events held over two days.

Historic Event - The Turning of the Turf of the First Australian Railway - Sydney 3 July 1850 Islam, Les Themes, Exercise For Kids, Historical Pictures, Sydney, Vintage World Maps, The Past, Photo Wall, Australia

Historic Event - The Turning of the Turf of the First Australian Railway - Sydney 3 July 1850

An event of historic significance - the Turning of the Turf of the First Australian Railway, at Sydney, New South Wales - by the Hon. Mrs. Keith Stewart, daughter of His Excellency Sir Charles Augustus FitzRoy, Governor (3rd July 1850)

Historic Event - The Arrival of the Missionary Ship "John Williams" at Hobson's Bay on 19 August 1866 19. August, Early Explorers, Historical Pictures, Old Photos, Sailing Ships, Melbourne, The Past, Victoria, Boat

Historic Event - The Arrival of the Missionary Ship "John Williams" at Hobson's Bay on 19 August 1866

During the week that the missionary Society's ship the "John Williams" stayed in port at Hobson's Bay in June 1866, it is estimated that approximately 5000 people visited her to mark her Majesty's birthday.

An Historic photo of an Aboriginal Bora, an initiation ceremony, in Australia, Historical Photos, The Past, Events, History, Historical Pictures, Historia

An Aboriginal Bora 1898

An Historic photo of an Aboriginal Bora, an initiation ceremony, in 1898.

Historic Event - Attempted Escape of Prisoners from Darlinghurst Goal November 1864 South Wales, Prison, Sydney, The Past, November, Australia, Events, Goals, Times

Historic Event - Attempted Escape of Prisoners from Darlinghurst Goal November 1864

An historic event in Sydney, NSW, when in November 1864 the prisoners attempted to break out of Darlinghurst Goal.

The Riots at Lambing Flat 1861 Time In Sydney, Back In My Day, Historic Houses, South Wales, Family History, Genealogy, Lamb, Vietnam, The Past

The Riots at Lambing Flat 1861

It was in the year 1861 that the events known in the history of New South Wales as the Lambing Flat Riots happened. It was an occurrence which is interesting on account of its being the only time when a large body of men in this colony went into open rebellion against the Government.

West Maitland from Elgin-Street June 1867 Blue Mountain, Historical Pictures, South Wales, Newcastle, Sydney, The Past, June, Australia, Events

1867 The Year of the Floods in New South Wales

The year was 1867, the year that the greatest floods of record hit New South Wales. From April reports started to filter in of devastating floods throughout the state. The worst were to occur in June 1867 in the Hunter (Maitland and Newcastle), the Hawkesbury (Penrith, Windsor, Richmond, North Richmond, St Marys, Riverstone, Pitt Town, Cattai, and Sackville), the Blue Mountains (Bathurst), and in the Mudgee Region (Burrandong), which accompanied great loss of property and life. Following are…

Historic Event - Laying of the Foundation Stone of the Freemason's Almshouses, Melbourne 17 July 1867 Freemason, Melbourne, Foundation, The Past, Victoria, Australia, Events, Stone, History

Historic Event - Laying of the Foundation Stone of the Freemason's Almshouses, Melbourne 17 July 1867

A Contemporary Account and Illustration of the Laying of the Foundation Stone of the Freemason's Almshouses - 17 July 1867

Shipwreck by Ivan Aivazovsky- Famous Art - Handmade Oil Painting on Canvas — Canvas Paintings Romanticism Artists, Mermaid Song, Russian Painting, Shipwreck, Oil Painting On Canvas, Art History, Image, Pirates, Ship Paintings

The Loss of the Cataraque 1845

The story of one of Australia's worst maritime disaster. Of the 411 souls on board 402 were lost, only nine persons saved. The loss of the emigrant ship Catarque was the subject of British Parliamentary Discussions (House of Commons) and resulted in many lifesaving changes made to the Australian Coast, in particular the building of light-houses in the Bass Strait. Following is an account from a survivor, Mr. Guthrie, Chief Officer of the Cataraque, along with a list of all people on board…

Mother's Day - First Celebration in Australia - The White Carnation - June 1910 Vintage Advertisements, Vintage Ads, Free Novels, White Carnation, Vintage Magazines, Antique Art, Magazine Covers, Celebrities, Amor

Mother's Day - First Celebration in Australia - The White Carnation - 19th June 1910

Mother's Day in Australia was first celebrated on 19th June 1910. Read about the effort to introduce Mother's Day to Australia and about some of the celebrations which took place on this first Australian Mother's Day.

The Loss of the Tobago - 15 convicts among rescuers who were rewarded for Meritorious Conduct 2 June, Tasmania, The Past, Australia, Events, History, Life, Outdoor, Outdoors

The Loss of the Brig "Tobago" - Tasmania - Monday 2nd June 1845

The Loss of the Tobago - 15 convicts among rescuers who were rewarded for Meritorious Conduct

The City of Adelaide in Australia has a complicated array of tourist attractions as well as destinations that are fantastic for those holidaymakers and vacationers out there. Australian People, City Of Adelaide, Australian Continent, Dream City, Largest Countries, Historical Pictures, Old Pictures, National Parks, Scenery

Winchcombe, Carson, & Co.'s Wool Stores, Pyrmont, Sydney 1895

Read about the official opening of the additions to the wool stores in Wattle-street, Pyrmont in 1894 - Picture of Winchcombe, Carson, & Co.'s Wool Show Room, Pyrmont, Sydney 1895

Historic Event - The Balmain Regatta 30 November 1853 Historical Pictures, South Wales, Balmain, Sydney, The Past, November, Australia, Events, History

Historic Event - The Balmain Regatta 30 November 1853

Illustration of The Balmain Regatta on 30 November 1853. Sketch taken from the flag-ship Hamlet, representing the match with the Ivanhoe, Frolic and Eclipse.

A contemporary account of an expedition into Swan River in, now, Western Australia in Western Australia, Perth, Swan, Westerns, Entrance, Events, River, Abstract, Places

The Expedition to Swan River 1827

A contemporary account of an expedition into Swan River in, now, Western Australia in 1827.