When the Armistice ending First World War hostilities along the Western Front was signed on Nov. 11, 1918 in a railway car in France’s Compiègne Forest it ignited a worldwide celebration and epic party: The solemnity only came a year later because of Australian journalist Edward Honey who had disapproved of the public merriment
Claude Stanley Choules, who lived in Perth, Australia and was the last known combat veteran of the First World War, having been posted to the battleship HMS Revenge in 1917, where he witnessed the surrender of the German Fleet near Firth of Forth in Scotland in 1918, emigrated from Britain to Australia in 1926 and retired from the navy in 1956, also died at the age of 110 on May 5, 2011.
"Australians, Arise! Save her from this Shame!" WW1 recruitment poster. Australia = New Germany; Perth = Tirpitzburg; Adelaide = Hindenburg; Melbourne = Zeppelinburg; Sydney = Netscheburg; Brisbane = Bernhardiburg; Tasmania = Kaisermania
In 1841 mail contractors in Western Australia began a monthly mail delivery from Albany to Perth by horse and spring cart. Mail routes also began to expand from Adelaide to the newly developing South Australian settlements at Port Adelaide, Port Lincoln, Willunga and Encounter Bay. Learn more about Australia Post's history here: http://auspo.st/1C0gYkJ
Fremantle Prison, Australia - The empty cell block, once full of prisoners, now stands eerily deserted. - Photo by Mauro Marzo - For almost 150 years, Fremantle Prison was a place of suffering, and a place where those who had caused suffering, were incarcerated. | #Photography #Prison |