Darlinghurst Prison 1840-1866

The first wings of Darlinghurst Prison were constructed in 1840. On 7th July 1841 the first prisoners were transferred from the old gaol to Darlinghurst Prison.

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The Riots at Lambing Flat 1861

It was in the year 1861 that the events known in the history of New South Wales as the Lambing Flat Riots happened. It was an occurrence which is interesting on account of its being the only time when a large body of men in this colony went into open rebellion against the Government.

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Sports in Australia – The Emu Hunt

IN the absence of more legitimate sport, the emu, the largest of the Australian feathered tribes, forms an object of chase amongst the bushmen of the far interior, and a good run after an emu is by no means uninteresting or uninviting.

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The Landing Place of Captain Cook at Botany Bay as Depicted in 1862

An illustration from 1862 depicting the landing place of Captain Cook at Botany Bay.

Reader Discretion: The following article contains certain descriptions that may be culturally sensitive and may be considered inappropriate today, but may have reflected the author’s attitude or that of the period in which they were written.

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Captain Lonsdale’s Census of Port Phillip 1836

Shows collection of small huts with bay in background, sailing craft on water, ink notations at top L-R: Huts of [illeg.] -- Schooner Enterprise belonging to Fawkner.

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.

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