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This brings back so many memories Queen Street Brisbane Qld Australia

This brings back so many memories Queen Street Brisbane Qld Australia

15 August 1945 ♦ Melbourne: Jitterbug dancing in Swanston Street during the Victory Pacific celebrations in the city streets.

15 August 1945 ♦ Melbourne: Jitterbug dancing in Swanston Street during the Victory Pacific celebrations in the city streets.

Australia’s first women Olympians, Fanny Durack and Mina Wylie, 1912

Australia’s first women Olympians, Fanny Durack and Mina Wylie, 1912

Banjo Paterson with wife Alice and daughter Grace, ca. 1900-1912, by Lionel Lindsay by State Library of New South Wales collection, via Flickr

Banjo Paterson with wife Alice and daughter Grace, ca. 1900-1912, by Lionel Lindsay by State Library of New South Wales collection, via Flickr

This pair of shoes was said to have been made by a convict from Port Arthur. (Used with permission: Collection: Tasmanian Museum and Art Gal...

This pair of shoes was said to have been made by a convict from Port Arthur. (Used with permission: Collection: Tasmanian Museum and Art Gal...

Hyde Park Barracks convict shirt - Front view of shirt. Photo: Alex Kershaw Date range: 1840 - 1848 Place of origin: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Woollen convict jacket, circa 1840. From the collections of the State Library of New South Wales: http://acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=442952

Woollen convict jacket, circa 1840. From the collections of the State Library of New South Wales: http://acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=442952

Australian convict cap. Despite being impractical and unpopular, these leather caps remained part of the convict uniform at least into the 1850s.

Australian convict cap. Despite being impractical and unpopular, these leather caps remained part of the convict uniform at least into the 1850s.

John "Jack" Simpson Kirkpatrick (6 July 1892 – 19 May 1915), who served under the name John Simpson, was a stretcher bearer with the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) during the Gallipoli Campaign in World War I. After landing at Anzac Cove on 25 April 1915, he obtained a donkey and began carrying wounded British Empire soldiers from the frontline to the beach, for evacuation.

John "Jack" Simpson Kirkpatrick (6 July 1892 – 19 May 1915), who served under the name John Simpson, was a stretcher bearer with the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) during the Gallipoli Campaign in World War I. After landing at Anzac Cove on 25 April 1915, he obtained a donkey and began carrying wounded British Empire soldiers from the frontline to the beach, for evacuation.

Matthew Flinders (explorer, navigator) who was the first to circumnavigate the continent as well as naming it 'Australia'.

Matthew Flinders (explorer, navigator) who was the first to circumnavigate the continent as well as naming it 'Australia'.

"German prospector Bernhard Otto Holtermann with a mass of nearly all solid gold, Hill End, New South Wales, 1872.  The gold weighed 630lb & valued at 12,000 pounds."

"German prospector Bernhard Otto Holtermann with a mass of nearly all solid gold, Hill End, New South Wales, 1872. The gold weighed 630lb & valued at 12,000 pounds."