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Annette Kellerman 1923 Annette Kellerman was a swimming champion in her native Australia. She was the first woman to attempt to swim the English Channel (1905).

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Sir Henry Parkes, known in Australian history as the Father of Federation. "Sir Henry was typical of a wide range of 19th century politicians, but his very special ability to appreciate the importance of the action he was taking and his vision of a strong and united Australia certainly made the people believe that he was, indeed, 'The Man of the Hour'."

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Cull and drought hit feral camels

Burke and Wills expedition - Camels were introduced to Australia in the 1800's as pack animals and have thrived in the wild

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Nellie Melba as Ophelie in Thomas's "Hamlet", ca. 1889-1890 / photographer Benque, Paris by State Library of New South Wales collection, via Flickr

Antique Cabinet Card Photograph - Victorian Lady circa 1890s

SALE - Antique Cabinet Card Photograph - Victorian Lady circa 1890s. £4.00, via Etsy.