The first school in Melbourne was officially opened in January 1838 by Mr J. A. Clarke (Head-master) and Mr. W. M. Abbot (Assistant). Continue Reading →
List of prisoners tried, found guilty and executed, at Hobart Town, Van Diemen’s Land, from the 1st of January 1823, to the 1st of January 1827. 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 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. Continue Reading →
The first 16 years of the running of the Asylum for Destitute Children in Randwick NSW, from its inception in 1852. Continue Reading →
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. Continue Reading →
A wonderful set of historic illustrations from 1855 of early Victoria (Australia) Continue Reading →
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. Continue Reading →
An illustration from 1862 depicting the landing place of Captain Cook at Botany Bay.
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A Contemporary Account and Illustration of the Laying of the Foundation Stone of the Freemason’s Almshouses – 17 July 1867 Continue Reading →
Historical Illustration of Samuel Ramsden’s Paper Mill on the Yarra Bank Melbourne in 1868 and a contemporary account of the beginnings of the Mill. Continue Reading →
Story of an early colonialist’s misfortune in a Sydney Inn in the 1820/30s, and the barmaid who saved him. Continue Reading →
121 names of the pioneers of Penrith in New South Wales – Collated by William Freame in 1914. Continue Reading →
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. Continue Reading →