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Welcome to Remembering the Past Australia, where the stories of our richly layered history are brought to light.

Drawing on early newspapers, books and archives, here you will find historical articles, pictures, family history resources, stories, recipes, memories and tales of life in colonial Australia and beyond.

Our Ancestors, Our History

THE NEWS, THE STORIES, AS IT HAPPENED

Historia

histoˈria
noun: historia

  1. history
  2. story

Definition: “investigation, inquiry, research, account, description, written account of past events, writing of history, historical narrative, recorded knowledge of past events, story, narrative”. … In Middle English, the meaning of history was “story” in general.

Remembering the Past Australia

“Let no-one say the past is dead, the past is all about us and within”

Oodgeroo Noonuccal