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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).


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'."


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


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.