Stories & Histories

Revisit Australia’s past

Journey into our vast and fascinating history with stories about Australia’s unique past.


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Flashback

Travel back in time to the news as it happened, recounting events in Australia’s past.


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Australia at war

The legend of ANZAC was forged on the hills of Gallipoli in World War One. Here the ANZAC spirit was born, where Australian soldiers exemplified the notion of courage, endurance, ingenuity, good humour, larrikinism and mateship. This section records the horror and humour of Australians at war, discovered in the news and stories of the day.


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Australian Gold

During the Australian gold rushes over a million people, relocated to the Australian goldfields in search of payable gold. The influx of hopeful free immigrants would bring with them new skills and professions and change the convict colonies forever. The mateship that evolved on the goldfields and their collective resistance to authority led to Australia’s unique national identity. These articles highlight some of the many stories from the Australian goldfields.


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Bushrangers

For more than a century the exploits of bushrangers captivated and horrified the Australian public. Read about their exploits, their crimes, and the manhunts as justice caught up with them.


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Biographical Sketches

Concise, revealing and fascinating descriptions of the lives of persons in Australian history.


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Building Australia

From its noteworthy landmarks to its education and public institutions, these articles, stories and pictures capture the history of the building and development of Australia.


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