Thursday, February 2, 2023

The Site of the Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point

The Sydney Opera House is an architectural marvel, a miracle of form and light, and a worldwide symbol of Sydney. However, the man who...

The Moriori People of Rekohu: First Settlers of New Zealand’s Eastern Outpost

The Moriori were the indigenous people of the Chatham Islands, which they called Rekohu. The last full-blooded Moriori died in 1933. Dating the earliest human...

Abel Tasman and Australia, the Discovery of Van Diemen’s Land

Abel Janszoon Tasman was a player in the colonial expansionism of 17th century Holland. The Dutch, having established a trading empire in South East...

The Sea Dog and the Sea Cat: Matthew Flinders’ Cat Trim

Much is known of explorer Captain Matthew Flinders who circumnavigated Australia. Less is known of Trim, his constant companion and right hand cat. The State...

Easter Island Under Chilean Governance: Mixed Results for Rapa Nui after 120 Years of...

Over the years, Easter Island has experienced neglect, exploitation, and growth under the governance of Chile. The article “Easter Island After its Discovery by Europeans”...

The Victorian Gold Rush: Melbourne Booms when Gold is Discovered in the Colony

When its rich goldfields were discovered, Victoria became a magnet to people from across the seas. The town of Melbourne quickly became Australia's largest...

New Zealand Jade, Commonly Known as Greenstone

Like so many other cultures, the Maori of New Zealand have valued jade for centuries, using it as an ornament, an artwork, a weapon...

Kuranda Railway: From Pioneer Lifeline to Travel Experience

In April 1880, prospectors uncovered a rich vein of tin ore in a gully along the Wild River, inland from the coastal town of...

Brian Dixon – Hero of the Melbourne FC and Pioneering Politician

Brian James Dixon AM is a former AFL footballer and Victorian State Member of Parliament. Following the completion of his secondary school studies at...

Sydney Harbour Bridge – the Unofficial Opening

March19th,1932 was a beautiful day in Sydney. The sky was cloudless, the sea was still and a million people gathered on the city's streets....