Unknown Aussie soldier, WWI, from the Australian War Memorial collection.

Unknown Aussie soldier, WWI, from the Australian War Memorial collection. ANZAC (Australia New Zealand Army Corps)

Australia’s first women Olympians, Fanny Durack and Mina Wylie, 1912 by State Library of New South Wales collection, via Flickr

Fanny Durack and Mina Wylie were Australia’s first women Olympians, winning gold and silver in the 100 metres freestyle, Stockholm, 1912

Convict ship lists, 1840s. Tasmanian Government Archives

Convict ship lists, Tasmanian Government Archives Compare information from a range of sources Identify questions to inform an historical inquiry Locate information related to inquiry questions in a range of sources

Bernard Otto Holtermann and the world's largest "nugget" of gold, North Sydney, ca. 1874-1876 / montage photograph by American and Australasian Photographic Company by State Library of New South Wales collection, via Flickr

Bernard Otto Holtermann and the world's largest "nugget" of gold, North Sydney, ca. / montage photograph by American and Australasian Photographic Company by State Library of New South Wales collection. Worth exactly one crap ton.

Smoothing and engraving a coin with a message of affection was one of the few ways a convict transported to Australia could leave a memento behind with loved ones in England.    These small tokens are also known as 'leaden hearts'. They record personal and emotional responses from convicts whose lives are more often represented by official government records.    ref site for details on these coins and others

Smoothing and engraving a coin with a message of affection was one of the few ways a convict transported to Australia could leave a memento behind with loved ones in England. These small tokens are also known as 'leaden hearts'.

15 August 1945 ♦ Melbourne: Jitterbug dancing in Swanston Street during the Victory Pacific celebrations in the city streets.

Melbourne, 15 August 1945 - Jitterbug dancing in Swanston Street, Melbourne during the Victory Pacific celebrations.

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