On the 29th April 1770, 250 years ago today, Captain James Cook made first landfall in what is now called Botany Bay in Sydney.
Cook had travelled from Britain on the ship HMS Endeavour, having left Plymouth on the 26th August 1768.
This voyage took them around New Zealand before … Read the rest
What kind of crimes did the British Convicts commit before being transported to Australia?.
It is well known that Australia was home to many convicts that were transported from Britain.
About 162,000 British Convicts were transported to the penal colonies of Australia between 1788 and 1868.
What might not be … Read the rest
1st, 2nd and 4th Australian Divisions at the Battle of Pozieres.
Pozieres, a small village in the Somme valley in France, was the scene of bitter and costly fighting for the 1st, 2nd and 4th Australian Divisions in mid 1916.
The village was captured initially by the 1st Division on … Read the rest