Our year is concluding with the turn of the century, the Federation of Australia and the foundation of Canberra. I thought it was a nice note to finish on, and a reasonably logical place to stop (although one could argue it could have made more sense to stop at the end of the nineteenth century). 270 more words
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It’s probably not the most important scientific research project to come out of Queensland, but it may well be the most famous. In 2005 the University of Queensland Physics Department’s ‘pitch drop experiment’ won the Ig Nobel Prize. 671 more words
The State Library of NSW has the service men and women’s war stories and now they would like your war stories about them.
The State Library of NSW holds over 500 World War One diary and letter collections which have been deposited since 1918. 122 more words
It’s when reviewing books like this that I wish that I had a proper degree in Australian history. Not, of course, instead of my degree in Literature and Classics (which included history subjects exploring Ancient Greece and Rome), but… 1,679 more words