The Myths of Frontier Massacres in Australian History’.

by Keith Windschuttle, ‘The Myths of Frontier Massacres in Australian History’, Quadrant,2000 Part 11 In 1838, the NSW Legislative Council’s Committee on the Aborigines Question, held an inquiry on the possible establishment of a protectorate for the Aboriginal people of the colony. Reverend Lancelot Threlkeld, who ran a mission at Lake Macquarie under the auspicesContinue reading “The Myths of Frontier Massacres in Australian History’.”

‘The Myths of Frontier Massacres in Australian History’

Why Australia Had No Slavery: The Islanders Part 1 the three-part series of articles by Keith Windschuttle, ‘The Myths of Frontier Massacres in Australian History’, Quadrant, December 2000 This is the story of my father, Wacvie Mussingkon who, in June 1883, was kidnapped from Craig Cove, a village on the coast of Ambrym Island inContinue reading “‘The Myths of Frontier Massacres in Australian History’”

Bleat! How Australia fell off the sheep’s Back

This is the final part of this series where our greatest income earner was broken by greed and politics there is also an input by the climate change loonies where they say that wool pollutes air ground and water -well I can dispute that as we ran two properties on either side of the DumaresqContinue reading “Bleat! How Australia fell off the sheep’s Back”

The Free Ride on the sheep’s back is over Series

It was 1951 and Australia’s economy was riding on the sheep’s back — the dawn of the Rolls Royce decade of wool, as it came to be known. A young international photographer found himself deep in northern New South Wales on Burren Burren station Francis Reiss was supposed to be learning about the wool trade.Continue reading “The Free Ride on the sheep’s back is over Series”

The free ride on the sheep’s back is over Series

For a century, the wool industry gave Australia one of the highest living standards in the world. The economy rode high on wealth from primary exports. By the 1950s, wool was synonymous with the Australian way of life. By the 1990s, the gap between city and country people was ever widening. What does the futureContinue reading “The free ride on the sheep’s back is over Series”

The Australian Larrikin Series

The Australian stereotype is intertwined with notions of larrikinism. It is a stereotype of a fundamentally good person that tests the boundaries of dubious rules. As defined by historian Manning Clark, “Soaring over them all is the larrikin; almost archly self conscious- to smart for his own good, witty rather than humorous, exceeding limits, bendingContinue reading “The Australian Larrikin Series”

The Australian Larrikin Series

It is one of their most cherished national traits, but Australians fear that larrikinism – a blend of rebelliousness and cheeky irreverence – is on the brink of extinction. There are few greater compliments in Australia than to call someone a larrikin – defined in the Macquarie Australian English dictionary as “a mischievous person”. LarrikinsContinue reading “The Australian Larrikin Series”

The Australian Larrikin Series

The great Australian larrikin: Myths, markets and moral panics Tony Smith Melissa Bellanta Larrikins: A History, St Lucia, University of Queensland Press, 2012 (296 pp). ISBN 9-78070223-912-0 (paperback) RRP $34.95. Australians take an interest in their national identity for many reasons. European settlement is recent and so the blended nation perhaps remains in adolescence. WhileContinue reading “The Australian Larrikin Series”

The Australian Larrikin Series

Larrikin is an Australian English term meaning “a mischievous young person, an uncultivated, rowdy but good hearted person”, or “a person who acts with apparent disregard for social or political conventions”.[1] In the 19th and early 20th centuries, the term generally meant “a lout, a hoodlum”[2] or “a young urban rough, a hooligan”,[1] meanings whichContinue reading “The Australian Larrikin Series”

The Australian Larrikin Series

By Tony Smith Australians don’t drink Fosters, wear crocodile-tooth hats or hop around in a kangaroos’ pouch… but there are some stereotypes about Aussies that are true. From the laid-back larrikin attitude to the bone-dry sense of humour, this is what visitors to Australia love about the locals. Australian people are laid-back When you visitContinue reading “The Australian Larrikin Series”

History of Australia Series

Nationhood and war: 1901–45 Growth of the Commonwealth The world’s passions and conflict of the early 20th century were to shape the new nation’s history, despite its physical distance from their epicentres. In some respects this was the least positive of the major periods of Australian history. Nationalism grew in strength, but it killed andContinue reading “History of Australia Series”

History of Australia Series

This article discusses the history of Australia from the arrival of European explorers in the 16th century to the present. For a more detailed discussion of Aboriginal culture, see Australian Aboriginal peoples. Australia to 1900 Early exploration and colonization Early contacts and approaches Prior to documented history, travelers from Asia may have reached Australia. China’sContinue reading “History of Australia Series”

History of Australia Series

History of Australia (1788–1850) The history of Australia from 1788–1850 covers the early colonial period of Australia’s history, from the arrival in 1788 of the First Fleet of British ships at Sydney, New South Wales, who established the penal colony, the scientific exploration of the continent and later, establishment of other Australian colonies. European colonisationContinue reading “History of Australia Series”

History of Australia -Series

To Arthur Phillip, the brave sailors and first settlers who, through unyielding courage and determination, overcame adversity and founded our great nation -Rob Nundle The First Fleet was the 11 ships that departed from Portsmouth, England, on 13 May 1787 to found New South Wales, the penal colony that became the first European settlement inContinue reading “History of Australia -Series”

History of Australia Series

Captain James Cook Captain James is one of the Greatest maritime explorers of all time. Over three remarkable voyages of discovery into the Pacific in the latter part of the eighteenth century, Cook unravelled the oldest mystery surrounding the existence of Terra Australis Incognita- the Great South Land. He became the first explorer to circumnavigateContinue reading “History of Australia Series”

History of Australia Series

My Australian History Series is based on history but on this part I was hard put to find the basic history as they were up until 1788- one wonders why there are those who want to change parts and others who want to rewrite it Aboriginals Australian Aboriginal peoples Written By: Ronald M. Berndt RobertContinue reading “History of Australia Series”

History of Australia Series

The extinction of the Australian pygmies Keith Windschuttle and Tim Gillin Published in Quadrant June 2002; a footnoted edition of this essay is available at The Sydney Line here From the 1940s until the 1960s, it was fairly widely known there were pygmies in Australia. They lived in North Queensland and had come in fromContinue reading “History of Australia Series”

History of Australia Series

The prehistory of Australia is the period between the first human habitation of the Australian continent and the colonisation of Australia in 1788, which marks the start of consistent written documentation of Australia. This period has been variously estimated, with most evidence suggesting that it goes back between 50,000 and 65,000 years. This era isContinue reading “History of Australia Series”

Fighting for the Brumby

Here is some different information than what the Greens are saying perhaps because this has been investigated and the Greens don’t do investigation-they have always screamed out their propaganda saying the first thing that comes into their heads without giving any scientific information to back it up 3 Ways Horses Make Our Earth a BetterContinue reading “Fighting for the Brumby”

Horses of Australia Series

No 7 The Mounted Soldiers of Australia Horses have played a special role in the story of Australia. For the first hundred years of European settlement they were the only means of transport across most of our huge country. Outside the few cities, ability to ride a horse was almost as basic as the abilityContinue reading “Horses of Australia Series”