this is a photo of the Furmston Tree, in Central Victoria. It was one of the world's largest gum trees, until it collapsed in the late 1990's. (Photo courtesy of State Library of Victoria.)

this is a photo of the Furmston Tree, in Central Victoria. It was one of the world's largest gum trees, until it collapsed in the late 1990's. (Photo courtesy of State Library of Victoria.)

Australia during the 1870 gold rush.

Remarkable photos of 1872 gold boom in Australia

Australia during the 1870 gold rush.

FREE book about #Australia #history from Project Gutenberg - Early Australian History, by Charles White. EARLY AUSTRALIAN HISTORY. CONVICT LIFE In New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land. PARTS I & II - THE STORY OF THE TEN GOVERNORS, AND THE STORY OF THE CONVICTS.

FREE book about #Australia #history from Project Gutenberg - Early Australian History, by Charles White. EARLY AUSTRALIAN HISTORY. CONVICT LIFE In New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land. PARTS I & II - THE STORY OF THE TEN GOVERNORS, AND THE STORY OF THE CONVICTS.

Images of Australia:  the Tyrrell Collection of photographs of Australias history. Blades and brawn. Skilled axemen prepare to fell a giant gum tree with the power of the axe alone. Great skill was required on the part of the axemen balancing several metres above the ground. Felled trees were then cut into smaller sections with crosscut saws ready to be hauled away by bullock teams.

Images of Australia: the Tyrrell Collection of photographs of Australias history. Blades and brawn. Skilled axemen prepare to fell a giant gum tree with the power of the axe alone. Great skill was required on the part of the axemen balancing several metres above the ground. Felled trees were then cut into smaller sections with crosscut saws ready to be hauled away by bullock teams.

Adelaide South Australia  - Vintage photo of King William Street - A number of these buildings are still there today

Adelaide South Australia - Vintage photo of King William Street - A number of these buildings are still there today

Gold diggers. Richard Penna at home in Woods Point, c. 1915. Victoria Australia

Gold diggers. Richard Penna at home in Woods Point, c. 1915. Victoria Australia

The last horse-drawn hansom cab in Sydney in 1937.The man is possibly Mr J. Connor and the horse is Darkwing.Powerhouse Museum.

The last horse-drawn hansom cab in Sydney in 1937.The man is possibly Mr J. Connor and the horse is Darkwing.Powerhouse Museum.

Gold miners outside a bark hut, Queensland. 1870. State Library of Queensland, Australia.

Gold miners outside a bark hut, Queensland. 1870. State Library of Queensland, Australia.

Wattle and daub hut, Hill End, NSW 1872

Wattle and daub hut, Hill End, NSW 1872

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