Australia started off as a group of British colonies and didn’t have its own national anthem, instead using ‘God Save the Queen’ or ‘God Save the King’ from the time of the first British settlement at Sydney in 1788. 1,182 more words
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One of the paradoxes facing the family historian is that he or she does not get to choose who or what to write about.
If you are a regular historian or biographer you are likely to be writing about people or events or places that interest you and that you already know something about. 780 more words
The more stars, the better the reading!
Although some of these books have historical backgrounds, I have not categorised any as non-fiction or fiction. 3,489 more words
One hundred years ago today was the beginning of the Gallipoli Campaign during The First World War. Over the course of 8 months, a whole lot of Australians and New Zealanders (as well as Englishmen, Irishmen, Indians, Canadians, Frenchmen, and Turks) died in this ill-fated and ultimately meaningless military campaign. 744 more words