Houdini before his near fatal jump & escape from the icy water below the Queen Street bridge in Melbourne, Australia, Feb. 18th, 1910.

Houdini before his near fatal jump & escape from the icy water below the Queen Street bridge in Melbourne, Australia, Feb. 18th, 1910.

Sister Elizabeth Kenny. Australian Nurse. Came up with a different treatment for Polio Victims and changed medical history.

Sister Elizabeth Kenny. Australian Nurse. Came up with a different treatment for Polio Victims and changed medical history.

Alexander Pushkin, the poet and founder of modern Russian literature, was ashamed of his black roots. A paranoid genius, he believed he was unattractive. His self-doubt and feeling of having a tainted ancestry contributed to his inability to accept that his beautiful wife, Natalya, was a faithful companion. The haunted poet expressed his conflicted emotions in an unfinished work, "The Negro of Peter the Great."

Portrait of Alexander Pushkin -

Alexander Pushkin, the poet and founder of modern Russian literature, was ashamed of his black roots. A paranoid genius, he believed he was unattractive. His self-doubt and feeling of having a tainted ancestry contributed to his inability to accept that his beautiful wife, Natalya, was a faithful companion. The haunted poet expressed his conflicted emotions in an unfinished work, "The Negro of Peter the Great."

On this day 27th October, 1728, the birth of Captain James Cook, English naval…

On this day 27th October, 1728, the birth of Captain James Cook, English naval…

Maria(Granny) Smith... developed the 'Granny Smith Apple' in the City of Ryde in Sydney, Australia c.1868.Here she is with her eldest son, Thomas. History NSW

Maria(Granny) Smith... developed the 'Granny Smith Apple' in the City of Ryde in Sydney, Australia c.1868.Here she is with her eldest son, Thomas. History NSW

Australia Remembers Sir Edward ('Weary') Dunlop (surgeon, war hero) whose…

Australia Remembers Sir Edward ('Weary') Dunlop (surgeon, war hero) whose…

Self-made makeup mogul Helena Rubinstein arrived in Australia in 1902, a penniless Polish immigrant. She didn't remain poor for long though. Noting the prematurely aged state of complexions in this country, Rubinstein introduced Australian women to the benefits of moisturiser. Her business eventually grew into an international cosmetics empire. By the time of her death in 1965, she was one of the world's richest women.

Self-made makeup mogul Helena Rubinstein arrived in Australia in 1902, a penniless Polish immigrant. She didn't remain poor for long though. Noting the prematurely aged state of complexions in this country, Rubinstein introduced Australian women to the benefits of moisturiser. Her business eventually grew into an international cosmetics empire. By the time of her death in 1965, she was one of the world's richest women.

Fred Hollows (1929-1993) - Australian ophtalmologist who was passionate about restoring the eyesight of aboriginal people and 3rd world communities. An Inspirer whose work is extended by the Fred Hollows Foundation and people he trained. v@e

Fred Hollows (1929-1993) - Australian ophtalmologist who was passionate about restoring the eyesight of aboriginal people and 3rd world communities. An Inspirer whose work is extended by the Fred Hollows Foundation and people he trained. v@e

Banjo Patterson (1864 - 1941) - Australian Poet and author of 'The Man From Snowy River'. v@e.

Banjo Patterson (1864 - 1941) - Australian Poet and author of 'The Man From Snowy River'. v@e.

Australian Harry "Breaker" Morant was executed during the Boer War on 27 February 1902.

Australian Harry "Breaker" Morant was executed during the Boer War on 27 February 1902.

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