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Opalized snail - from Coober Pedy, South Australia

Opalized snail shell from Coober Pedy, South Australia; one of the leading opal mines in the world. Also, read more on Coober Pedy. One of the hottest places in the world, yet residents live in honeycomb caves that stay nice and cool all day.

Amazing 20,000 year old footprints found in Australia - WTF fun facts

Amazing 20,000 year old footprints found in Australia - WTF fun facts

This map points out the Aboriginal tribes that existed in Australia in 1836 and their locations. The downside to this map is the small type that appears here. This map came from the Australian Government’s atlas which is full of different historical and physical maps. Australian was first discovered in 1606 but wasn’t colonized until 1788. Around the time of this map, 1836, the states were beginning to appear as separate colonies and the Aborigine populations began to decline.

This map points out the Aboriginal tribes that existed in Australia in 1836 and their locations. The downside to this map is the small type that appears here. This map came from the Australian Government’s atlas which is full of different historical and p

TAA Viscount and Flight Attendants with Holden cars at Mascot NSW in the 1950's

Trans Australian Airways with one of their Viscount planes and Flight Attendants with a row of Holden cars at Mascot airport, Sydney, Australia in the

Freddo Frog production line at MacRobertson’s Chocolates, Fitzroy-Melbourne, Australia 1959.  Photograph by Wolfgang Sievers.

Freddo Frog production line at MacRobertson’s Chocolates, Fitzroy-Melbourne, Australia Photograph by Wolfgang Sievers. They were also the original makers of my favourite, Cherry Ripe.

1962. Up Up and away with TAA! (Source: National Library of Australia)

Up Up and away with TAA! (Trans Australian Airline)(Source: National Library of Australia)

Australia - 1950 - Twisties were invented.

Australian food history timeline - Twisties invented in 1950

A sketch of the 'Female Factory' Prison in Australia 1800's Irish Female Convicts Transported to Australia in Convict Ship 1848

Irish Female Convicts Transported to Australia

A sketch of the 'Female Factory' Prison in Australia Irish Female Convicts Transported to Australia in Convict Ship 1848

Redhead matches // k.thomas - Bryant & May Melbourne

Redhead matches // k.thomas - Bryant & May Melbourne

William Bligh, Notebook and list of Bounty mutineers, 1789, starting with the name of Fletcher Christian...

William Bligh, Notebook and list of Bounty mutineers, starting with the name of Fletcher Christian.

Eddie Mabo - in 1992 his ten year case in the Australia High Court finally…

Historical figure Eddie Koiko Mabo who changed Australian law for Indigenous Australians - native title

Richie Benaud in pictures: Australian cricketer and commentator dies aged 84

Richie Benaud, Cricket, Skin Cancer, In Pictures, Bats, The Arts, Legends, Australia, Heroes

Golden Girl Betty Cuthbert

It's Australia's Golden Girl, Betty Cuthbert, Originally from Ermington, NSW ~ v

The Draught Instructions for Governor Phillip is the first official communication concerning the occupation and settlement of Australia. It empowers Captain Arthur Phillip to establish the first British Colony in Australia and to make grants of land and issue regulations for the Colony. They comprise a type of founding ‘Constitution’ for the new Colony.

Draught Instructions for Governor Phillip, 25 April 1787

Old Parliament House in Canberra opening ceremony in 1927.

Old Parliament House in Canberra opening ceremony in

H.E.C. Robinson Ltd The discovery and exploration of Australia, 1519 to 1901 by sea and land [cartographic material]

Digital Collections - Maps - H. Robinson Ltd The discovery and exploration of Australia, 1519 to 1901 by sea and land [cartographic material]