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Australia's wildlife as recorded by artists on the Endeavour and First Fleet voyages in the late 1700s.

Australia's wildlife as recorded by artists on the Endeavour and First Fleet voyages in the late 1700s.

Great information about Australia's history. Includes dates for establishment of colonies in each state.

Great information about Australia's history. Includes dates for establishment of colonies in each state.

Ticket of leave no. 28/102 issued to William Anson, 16 May 1828, signed by Alexander McLeay, Colonial Secretary. Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales: http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=423919

Ticket of leave no. 28/102 issued to William Anson, 16 May 1828, signed by Alexander McLeay, Colonial Secretary. Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales: http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=423919

Convicts and the British colonies in Australia. Augustus Earle (1793-1838), A government jail gang, Sydney, NSW, 1830.

Convicts and the British colonies in Australia. Augustus Earle (1793-1838), A government jail gang, Sydney, NSW, 1830.

There were eleven ships in the First Fleet. They were all small ships that included two naval ships, six convict ships and three storeships for supplies. This is a picture of the flagship Sirius, which carried Captain Aurthur Philip first govermor of NSW. It was wrecked off Norfolk Island in 1790 and its wreck was given National Heritage status in 2011.

There were eleven ships in the First Fleet. They were all small ships that included two naval ships, six convict ships and three storeships for supplies. This is a picture of the flagship Sirius, which carried Captain Aurthur Philip first govermor of NSW. It was wrecked off Norfolk Island in 1790 and its wreck was given National Heritage status in 2011.

""The Tin Ticket," written by Harvard-educated genders affairs expert Deborah J. Swiss and published by Berkley, is a wonderful book. It illuminates a part of history that long has been overlooked, in a manner that holds the reader fast to his or her seat from the exciting introduction to the present day end of the story. In the early nineteenth century, the British government sought to build up the working class of their new Australian colony, where men outnumbered women nine to one. They…

""The Tin Ticket," written by Harvard-educated genders affairs expert Deborah J. Swiss and published by Berkley, is a wonderful book. It illuminates a part of history that long has been overlooked, in a manner that holds the reader fast to his or her seat from the exciting introduction to the present day end of the story. In the early nineteenth century, the British government sought to build up the working class of their new Australian colony, where men outnumbered women nine to one. They…

Bubonic Plague in Sydney  Barker-street from Views taken during Cleansing Operations, Quarantine Area, Sydney NSW Australia 1900

Bubonic Plague in Sydney Barker-street from Views taken during Cleansing Operations, Quarantine Area, Sydney NSW Australia 1900

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