Ann Rumsby 1802-1850
The story of Ann Rumsby - All through a convict girl - A leading Navy doctor was censured. Rev. Samuel Marsden was fined, and five members of the Parramatta Bench were dismissed. Indirectly she was also responsible, to a large extent, for radical changes in the system of government. She was the keystone of one of Parramatta's greatest feasts of scandal and rumour. The happenings caused a sensation throughout the country, and Parramatta, where the scene was laid, was the centre of a…
St Andrew's Cathedral, Sydney 1895
A contemporary article about the laying of the Foundation Stone of St Andrew's Cathedral Sydney - 16 May 1837 - one of the greatest events in the colony witnessed by the multitude of Sydney - 600 children dined on roast beef and plumb pudding - A picture of St Andrew's Cathedral in 1895 - Sydney, New South Wales.
Broken Hill Silver Mines 1896
Excerpt from an article titled Mining Industry, by W. H. J. Slee, Esq., F.G.S., Chief Inspector of Mines, &c. - published in "New South Wales: the mother colony of the Australias" (1896) - Picture of Broken Hill Silver Mines 1896 - New South Wales.
Captain Lonsdale's Census of Port Phillip 1836
An article written in 1932 by J. B. Cooper, recording names of the census taken in 1836, other names are included in the article totalling 59 names. Census only recorded the men's name with the number in each household.
Life at the Diggings - Letters from McIvor Diggings, Victoria, 1 July 1853 and Bendigo, 25 July 1853
A Few Words from Australia - Two letters written by William Howitt, one from McIvor Diggings, the other from Bendigo in 1853 to dissuade people, particularly gentlemen, from coming to the goldfields.
New South Wales Government Meat-Market, Darling Harbour, Sydney 1895
Short excerpt about the beginning of meat export in NSW in the 1890s - Picture of the NSW Government Meat Market in 1896 - Darling Harbour, Sydney