Category Archives: Australia

3,500 photos of nineteenth century Australia discovered in a garden shed!

Recently, 3500 photos of nineteenth century Australia were discovered in a garden shed in suburban Sydney. They are worth checking out and are very interesting. And due to the nature of the film used they are incredibly detailed. One can,

3,500 photos of nineteenth century Australia discovered in a garden shed!

Recently, 3500 photos of nineteenth century Australia were discovered in a garden shed in suburban Sydney. They are worth checking out and are very interesting. And due to the nature of the film used they are incredibly detailed. One can,

John Kennedy’s Love Gone Wrong, songs about Newtown and Marrickville from the 80s

John Kennedy’s Love Gone Wrong sing about 1980s Newtown and Marrickville. The “King Street” song was filmed in the mid-1980s in Newtown, very interesting to watch. — — —

John Kennedy’s Love Gone Wrong, songs about Newtown and Marrickville from the 80s

John Kennedy’s Love Gone Wrong sing about 1980s Newtown and Marrickville. The “King Street” song was filmed in the mid-1980s in Newtown, very interesting to watch. — — —

Archive of digitised Australian newspapers and magazines, 1803-1954

The National Library of Australia has this great archive of many scanned and digitised Australian newspapers and magazines from the early 1800s until 1954. There’s the Sydney Morning Herald and the other big names, but also smaller newspapers like the

Archive of digitised Australian newspapers and magazines, 1803-1954

The National Library of Australia has this great archive of many scanned and digitised Australian newspapers and magazines from the early 1800s until 1954. There’s the Sydney Morning Herald and the other big names, but also smaller newspapers like the

Ergo B Bag & his All Action All Stars are back*

For those of you who remember and were lucky enough to witness the band Ergo B Bag and His All Action All Stars, now comes their new act called The Main Guy & the Other Guys. Ergo B Bag was

Ergo B Bag & his All Action All Stars are back*

For those of you who remember and were lucky enough to witness the band Ergo B Bag and His All Action All Stars, now comes their new act called The Main Guy & the Other Guys. Ergo B Bag was

An Ideal City? The 1912 Competition to Design Canberra

The National Archives of Australia and the National Library of Australia have created this site, which discusses the competition to design Australian’s capital city. All 46 shortlisted designs are available, along with commentary by  Professor John Reps of Cornell University, “who

An Ideal City? The 1912 Competition to Design Canberra

The National Archives of Australia and the National Library of Australia have created this site, which discusses the competition to design Australian’s capital city. All 46 shortlisted designs are available, along with commentary by  Professor John Reps of Cornell University, “who

The true tale of the Snowy Mountains Scheme, cow phobia, and Richard the kangaroo

The following is from John Pilger’s book, A Secret Country, published in 1989, pp. 105-107. It tells the story of a married couple, Valentina and Michael Makeev, who immigrated to Australia from Germany at the end of the Second World War.

The true tale of the Snowy Mountains Scheme, cow phobia, and Richard the kangaroo

The following is from John Pilger’s book, A Secret Country, published in 1989, pp. 105-107. It tells the story of a married couple, Valentina and Michael Makeev, who immigrated to Australia from Germany at the end of the Second World War.

A map of all the “Big Things” in Australia

You’ve heard of the Big Banana Big Potato Big Peanut Big Easel Big Yabby Big Pie Big Macadamia Nut And who could forget the Big Cheese Well, now you can find all the Big Things in Australia on this map!

A map of all the “Big Things” in Australia

You’ve heard of the Big Banana Big Potato Big Peanut Big Easel Big Yabby Big Pie Big Macadamia Nut And who could forget the Big Cheese Well, now you can find all the Big Things in Australia on this map!