A billy and other cooking utensils...

'Civilization in the bush' ca. Photo shared by the State Library Victoria.

Shearing board, Burrawang station. Burrawang began in 1836 as a squatters' run and by 1866 it covered more than 2000sq.km between Forbes and Condobolin in central-western New South Wales.  The station became legendary for its record wool clip (5000 bales in 1884) and its enormous shearing shed, which employed more than 250 men. The station was the scene of a labour dispute during the depression of 1893.

Burrawang began in 1836 as a squatters' run and by 1866 it covered more than between Forbes and Condobolin in central-western New South Wales.

Australia: Australia Convict Sites (Norfolk Island)

Norfolk Island - Most haunted place in the Pacific Ye Christian Bretheren as ye pass by Pray on this tomb cast an eye

Australian iconic pic of first convict pardoned in Tasmania's home in the bush at Dilston Circa 1899.

The isolated bush home of the first convict settler pardoned in Van Diemen's Land, at Dilston, on the Tamar River, Northern Tasmania, Australia.

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

Richard Penna at home in Woods Point, c.

Adelaide Railway Station, North Terrace, ca1863 B B9875 Adelaide Railway Station before the second storey was added. Visit the State Library of South Australia to view more photos of South Australia

Adelaide Railway Station, North Terrace, B Adelaide Railway Station before the second storey was added. Visit the State Library of South Australia to view more photos of South Australia

Convict Ships Index Search the Free Settler or Felon database from the Search Box above to find your Newcastle or Hunter Valley ancestor.  There are now over 167,000 references to Convicts, Settlers, Townsfolk, Bushrangers, Innkeepers, Soldiers and Land Owners.  Search by First Name, Last Name, Ship or all three

THE hell-ship Neptune on which Molly Morgan arrived in Port Jackson in 1790 - nearly half the 502 convicts crammed aboard, died on the journey.

Bendigo Gold Fields Victoria, Australia.

The Cornish were (another) significant ethnic group in Greater Bendigo. They brought with them expert mining knowledge and practices and a deep commitment to Methodism. Cornish migration in the nin…

Boys leaving Britain for Australia as part of the child migrant scheme

EILEEN FAIRWEATHER: Lost children of the Empire... and how uncovering their story has torn my family apart

EILEEN FAIRWEATHER: Lost children of the Empire. and how uncovering their story has torn my family apart

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