Travel back to the news as it happened, recounting events in Australia’s past.
The Gipps Land Hospital to provide relief for “indigent” strangers who frequently came into Gipps Land in search of employment. The official opening was held on 20th August 1867. Continue Reading →
Flashback to 1867 and read about the internal arrangements and discipline of the Pentridge Stockade, in which the convicts were subjected to punishment for offences of a serious nature. Continue Reading →
The News As It Happened – An historic event in Sydney, NSW, when in November 1864 the prisoners attempted to break out of Darlinghurst Goal. Continue Reading →
Picture of the prize-winners from the NSW Public Schools Annual Rifle Meeting held on 20 December 1898. Continue Reading →
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 some of the reports given at the time, including first-hand accounts of their bravery and loss. Continue Reading →
An article recounting the first social meeting of the “Menzies Pioneers” in 1894, where a number of the “pioneers” give us some original accounts from the first discoveries of gold in Menzies, Western Australia. Continue Reading →
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