The remote coastline of north Western Australia is likely to be the first landing site on the continent. Groups of early ancestors crossed by boat from Timor some years ago. - The Bradshaw paintings, or Gwion Gwion.

It's the centenary of the outbreak of World War 1 and various commemorative events will be held across Australia to remember our service men and women.

ANZAC Day April 100 years on. It's the centenary of the outbreak of World War 1 and various commemorative events will be held across Australia to remember our service men and women.

Out go the pennies...... On the 14 th February 1966 I wish the US would follow suit and stop making pennies especially since it takes more to make them than they're worth! : )

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

Aboriginal Australia

Aboriginal Australia, This map is a great tool to use for showing the different Aboriginal Tribes that did exist in Australia as well as still do today

Photo by Samuel White Sweet, 1825-1886. Portrait of unidentified Aboriginal woman wearing a possum skin cloak, carrying a child on her back, South Australia, ca. 1870s?

Portrait of unidentified Aboriginal woman wearing a possum skin cloak, carrying a child on her back, South Australia, ca. from the National Library of Australia

WWI: Charles Blackman, an Aboriginal Australian soldier - "Once recruited into the AIF, Indigenous Australians tended to experience less discrimination than they would have within Australian society. They received equal pay, and were generally treated as equals by the other men."

Charles Blackman served in the Battalion, and in February 1918 wrote to his friend and former employer J. Salter that his fellow soldiers “treated me [as] good pals would.

Studio portrait of 4259 Private (Pte) George Combo, an Aboriginal serviceman from Mogil Mogil, near Collarenebri, NSW, who enlisted on 21 May 1916. P00889.002 | Australian War Memorial

Studio portrait of 4259 Private (Pte) George Combo, an Aboriginal serviceman from Mogil Mogil, near Collarenebri, NSW, who enlisted on 21 May Pte Combo originally enlisted in the Light Horse.

Unfortunately, this didn’t result in improved treatment in Australian society as a whole. | 18 Powerful Photos Of The Forgotten Indigenous Soldiers Of World War I

WWI: Studio portrait taken on their wedding day of 50246 Trooper William Allen and his bride, the former Miss Madeline Ferguson. Trooper Allen, originally from Darwin, Australia, served in the Light Horse Regiment.

History of Australian convict tattoos

Penelope Cruz has 883 stamped on her right ankle, Beyonce a praying angel etched on her upper left thigh and Angelina Jolie a Bengal tiger drawn on her lower back.

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