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”

Horses of Australia Series

No 5- Brumby A Brumby is a free-roaming wild horse in Australia. Although found in many areas around the country, the best-known Brumbies are found in the Australian Alps region. Today, most of them are found in the Northern Territory, with the second largest population in Queensland. A group of Brumbies is known as aContinue reading “Horses of Australia Series”

Horses of Australia -Series

No 6 Barmah Heritage Brunbies Parks Victoria are planning on SHOOTING dead the Barmah Heritage Brumbies that have lived in the 77,000 acre Barmah National Park and Barmah Forest for over 180 years. These horses carry the bloodline that built our irrigation channels and towns, they are a part of Australia’s Heritage. Recent DNA testingContinue reading “Horses of Australia -Series”

Horses of Australia Series

No 4 Waler-part 2 The Waler is an Australian breed of riding horse developed from horses that were brought to the Australian colonies in the 19th century. The name comes from their breeding origins in New South Wales; they were originally known as “New South Walers”. Origins and characteristics The Waler combined a variety ofContinue reading “Horses of Australia Series”

Horses of Australia Series

No 2 Thoroughbred Thoroughbred, breed of horse developed in England for racing and jumping (see photograph). The origin of the Thoroughbred may be traced back to records indicating that a stock of Arab and Barb horses was introduced into England as early as the 3rd century. Natural conditions favoured development of the original stock, andContinue reading “Horses of Australia Series”

Horses of Australia Series

No 1 Australian Stock Horse The Australian Stock Horse (or Stockhorse), has been especially bred for Australian conditions. It is a hardy breed of horse noted for endurance, agility, and good temperament. Its ancestry dates to the arrival of the first horses in Australia, brought from Europe, Africa, and Asia. It is used today inContinue reading “Horses of Australia Series”

For those who made the ultimate sacrifice we salute you- Series

No 8 Cecil Charles Andrew Franz Cecil Charles Andrew was born on the 4/11/1893 son of William and Margaret Franz. After Arthur went to war Cecil looked after the dairy but on receiving a ‘white feather’ episode, decided to join up on the 3/11/1916 He joined 42 Batt. 7th Reinforcement Regimental No 3031-embarked from SydneyContinue reading “For those who made the ultimate sacrifice we salute you- Series”

For those who made the ultimate sacrifice we salute you-Series

No 7 Arthur Edward Franz Arthur was born 19/1/1892 the son of William and Margaret Franz ‘nee Bleakley, He was a dairy farmer who went to war in February 1916.Regimental no 57. He was injured in August 1918 and admitted to Edmonton Military Hospital 12/8/1918 suffering a mild gunshot wound to his right thigh. ReturnedContinue reading “For those who made the ultimate sacrifice we salute you-Series”

For those who made the ultimate sacrifice we salute you-Series.

No 6 Ernest Herbert Bleakley Ernest was 21 years and 7 months when he joined up on the 28/7/1915. He never saw action as he died from meningitis and heart failure on the 2/9/1915 in the Enoggera Army Camp and is buried in the family plot in the Toowong Cemetery Brisbane. Written on the grave-Continue reading “For those who made the ultimate sacrifice we salute you-Series.”