Early explorers of Australia

Early explorers of Australia

Early explorers of Australia When the first fleet arrived in Australia in 1788, little was known about the land that confronted the first settlers. It must have seemed alien to those early visitors from the northern hemisphere, and unimaginably harsh. And to its...
Railways in Australia and great train journeys

Railways in Australia and great train journeys

Early days of Australian rail transport   When Australia’s remote inland was first settled, there were no trains to carry passengers and freight. Overland travel meant a difficult journey by foot, horseback, wagon or camel. The alternative was to travel by ship...
Aboriginal heritage

Aboriginal heritage

Aboriginal heritage Australian Aboriginal culture is complex and extraordinarily diverse. It is one of the world’s longest surviving cultures, which goes back at least 50,000 years (some think it is closer to 150,000 years). There were over 500 different clan groups...