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

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

Australia was the first nation to give women both voting rights and the right to sit office in 1902. | 14 Little Known Nuggets Of Australian History

Australia was the first nation to give women both voting rights and the right to sit in office.

I think every woman who is against feminism shouldn't vote. Because it is thanks to feminism women can vote today. At the time the photo was taken, feminists were called suffragettes.

1928 Australian Sixpence

1928 Australian Sixpence - Australia's currency was based on the British system of Pounds, Shillings & Pence until Feb 1963 when the change to decimal currency and Dollars & Cents were introduced.

Holden has a special place in Australia’s history as the manufacturer of the first all-Australian car, the 48-215 (FX).

A New Beginning for Australian Motor Industry. Prime minister Ben Chifley at the launch of the first Holden car at the Fishermens Bend plant in Australia, 1948 (National Archives of Australia: v

Australian history

PASSIONS run deep when it comes to Australian history. What we lack in revolutions, bloodshed and despots, we make up for in debate about the teaching of Australian history in schools.

Australia invented plastic banknotes. | 14 Little Known Nuggets Of Australian History

14 Little Known Nuggets Of Australian History

Modern polymer banknotes were first developed by the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA), CSIRO and The University of Melbourne. They were first issued as currency in 1988 to coincide with Australia's Bicentenary.

Call to Farms. Join the Women's Land Service.  --  WWII propaganda poster (New Zealand, UK), c. 1939-1945.

New Zealand, Women's Land Service, ca. The Women’s Land Service, which was called the Women’s Land Army until was a government initiative to bolster the rural workforce in the war years.

Call to Farms. Join the Women's Land Service.  --  WWII propaganda poster (New Zealand, UK), c. 1939-1945.

New Zealand, Women's Land Service, ca. The Women’s Land Service, which was called the Women’s Land Army until was a government initiative to bolster the rural workforce in the war years.


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The Dancing Man - Famous image of Sydney celebrations at the announcement of the end of WW2.

In Sydney, Australia, a cameraman filmed a man celebrating Japan's surrender. The clip and its stills have taken on iconic status in Australian history and culture, and symbolize victory in the war.

Australian History Lesson: Migration and Settlement in Australia - Australian Curriculum Lessons

Australian History Lesson: Migration and Settlement in Australia - Australian Curriculum Lessons Sample Unit for Teachers - Resource

Old paper money in Australia before new currency now

The Colour of Money . Australian money, that is. These are paper notes which have since been replaced by more durable plastic notes.

old money

The out going Australian Currency. Australia changed to Decimal Currency on the February 1966 - v

Today in Australian History On 5 March 1803, publication commenced of "The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser". Initially it was printed weekly, and held four portfolio pages of official material, with a small number of private notices. For more click on photo

State Library of NSW creating the largest collection of digitised newspapers in Australia.

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