The ‘Potato Orphans’ of Australia is a tragic, little-known period in the nation's history, in which thousands of vulnerable teenage women, orphaned by the Great Famine, were shipped from Ireland to be wives for the Australian convicts.
Early view of Queen Street, Brisbane, Queensland, ca. 1864 - People, horses and carriages on unsealed Queen Street around 1864. Timber, stone and brick shops and buildings line either side of the street.
1930 aborigine newlyweds in the segregation community of Cherbourg in Queensland, Australia. Native people of 109 different areas of the state of Queensland were relocated to the town of Barambah in the early 1900s, later renamed Cherbourg. They were mixed together and not allowed to speak their own languages. More from Wiki: From 1905 until 1939, in total 1587 Indigenous people were removed to the settlement from all across the state.