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Traffic flowing smoothly on the Sydney Harbour Bridge after two new lanes were opened, July Credit: National Archives of Australia Harbor Bridge, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney New South Wales, Australian Photography, Cities, Sydney City, Arch Bridge, Airlie Beach, National Archives
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Traffic flowing smoothly on the Sydney Harbour Bridge after two new lanes were opened, July 1959

Queen Elizabeth on a tram in Melbourne Australia Melbourne Tram, Melbourne Australia, Australia Funny, Britain Uk, Queen Of England, Australia Living, Victoria Australia, Queen Elizabeth Ii, Historical Photos
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Former prime minister John Howard cites the introduction of gun control legislation in the aftermath of the Port Arthur massacre as one of the defining achievements of his time in office. Nearly 20 years on he reflects on that time.

John Howard on 20 years of gun control

Former prime minister John Howard cites the introduction of gun control legislation in the aftermath of the Port Arthur massacre as one of the defining achievements of his time in office. Nearly 20 years on he reflects on that time.

Tasman bridge collapse 1975

Tasman bridge collapse 1975

Iconic B&W photo of Sydney Harbour Bridge, 1947 by David Moore Harbor Bridge, Old Pictures, Old Photos, Fade To Black, Black And White, Sydney City, Over The Bridge, Urban Life, Urban
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Sydney Harbour Bridge, 1947, photo by David Moore “ ”

 Queen Elizabeth II greets some of her Aussie 'subjects' in Federation Square - Melbourne, Victoria. When the Queen celebrated her diamond jubilee in she was also marking 60 years as the Queen of Australia.

1983 _ Alan Bond and the Australia II crew. The year the Australian team breaks the United States’ winning streak in the 1983 America's Cup.

Alan Bond punches the air after 'Australia II' wins the America's Cup, 1983.

the search for missing Australian Prime Minister Harold Holt - Daddy told me he'd made a joke the night before as the MC of a concert and he felt awful when his joke seemed to be a portend of tragedy!

1967 Newspaper headlines after Prime Minister Holt mysteriously disappeared.

Prime Minister Harold Holt disappeared while swimming in 1967 and was never found. Australia named a swimming pool after him. 33 Bizarre Facts That Prove Australia Is Batshit Insane

Prime Minister Harold Holt - Australia's 17th Prime Minister went missing 17th Dec.1967. Despite a massive search & rescue attempt his body was never found.

Prime Minister Harold Holt. Australia's 17th Prime Minister was only 59 years old when he went missing on 17th Dec.1967 while swimming at Cheviot Beach  (near Portsea in Melbourne). A massive search & rescue attempt was launched, but his body was never found. Australians had trouble accepting their head of state was gone & one of the most intriguing mysteries of modern Australia was born, leading to conspiracy theories ranging from murder to alien abduction & kidnap by the Chinese. Alien Abduction, Head Of State, Search And Rescue, Conspiracy Theories, Prime Minister, Melbourne, Mystery, Old Things, Faces

Prime Minister Harold Holt. Australia's 17th Prime Minister was only 59 years old when he went missing on 17th Dec.1967 while swimming at Cheviot Beach (near Portsea in Melbourne). A massive search & rescue attempt was launched, but his body was never found. Australians had trouble accepting their head of state was gone & one of the most intriguing mysteries of modern Australia was born, leading to conspiracy theories ranging from murder to alien abduction & kidnap by the Chinese.

Prime Minster Harold Holt (right) with the first U. President in office to visit Australia - President Lyndon Johnson & 'First Lady' Ladybird Johnson. Hubert Humphrey, Lyndon B Johnson, Australian Photography, Lady Lady, Great Novels, Visit Australia, Our President, American Presidents, History Photos
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Australia's prime ministers | naa.gov.au

The National Archives' collection holds official records of each prime minister's time in office. These official records are supplemented with personal records that illuminate their lives.

THE Australian dollar is lower as the US Congress struggled to come to an agreement on passing budget legislation. One Dollar, Dollar Coin, Two Dollars, Budgeting, Photo Editing, Coins, Happenings, Recovery, Confidence
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one dollar and two dollar coins - replaced banknotes in 1984 & 1986

Sydney & Newcastle in NSW, and Darwin in the Northern Territory all suffered attacks by the Japanese during WW2. Darwin suffered the most, being bombed a total of 64 times during the war. The first attack on Darwin was led by the same Japanese Commander responsible for the attack on Pearl Harbour ten weeks earlier.

Sydney & Newcastle in NSW, and Darwin in the Northern Territory all suffered attacks by the Japanese during WW2. Darwin suffered the most, being bombed a total of 64 times during the war. The first attack on Darwin was led by the same Japanese Commander responsible for the attack on Pearl Harbour ten weeks earlier.

- Newcastle, NSW on the defence against Japanese attacks. Newcastle Nsw, Ww2, Events, Japanese, Math, History, Words, Aussies, Historia
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WW2 - Newcastle, NSW on the defence against Japanese attacks.

Fort Scratchley - Newcastle, NSW. During the night of June 7-8 1942, the Battery's 6-inch guns fired at attacking Japanese submarines that bombarded Newcastle, becoming the  only coastal fortification to fire on an enemy Naval vessel. Today, the big guns are only fired on important days such as Australia Day & Anzac Day, seen here firing on Anzac Day 2013. Anzac Day, Newcastle Nsw, Museum, Australia Day, Big Guns, Fortification, Submarines, Historical Society, Coastal
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Fort Scratchley

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