Australian History General Resources

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Australian History

Australian History General Resources  


Australian States and Territories Social Studies

Australian Capital Territory Social Studies - New South Wales Social Studies - Northern Territory Social Studies - Queensland Social Studies - South Australia Social Studies - Tasmania Social Studies - Victoria Social Studies - Western Australia Social Studies

Australian States and Territories Capital Cities

Canberra is found in World Capital Cities

New South Wales, ( Sydney ) - Northern Territory, ( Darwin )Queensland, ( Brisbane )South Australia, ( Adelaide ) - Tasmania, ( Hobart ) - Victoria, ( Melbourne ) - Western Australia, ( Perth )



Prime Ministers of Australia

Listed Alphabetically

Prime Minister Barton, Edmond - Prime Minister Bruce, Stanly - Prime Minister Chifley, Ben - Prime Minister Cook, Joseph - Prime Minister Curtin, John - Prime Minister Deakin, Alfred - Prime Minister Fadden, Arthur - Prime Minister Fisher, Andrew - Prime Minister Fraser, Malcolm - Prime Minister Forde, Francis - Prime Minister Gorton, John - Prime Minister Hawke, Bob - Prime Minister Holt, Harold - Prime Minister Howard, John - Prime Minister Hughes, William - Prime Minister Keating, Paul - Prime Minister Lyons, Joseph - Prime Minister McEwen, John - Prime Minister McMahon, William - Prime Minister Menzies, Robert - Prime Minister Page, Earle - Prime Minister Reid, George - Prime Minister Scullin, James - Prime Minister Watson, John - Prime Minister Whitlam, Gough

To Australia Social Studies


Aboriginal Australia: History, Culture, and Conflict __ "Aborigines are Australia's indigenous people. Recent government statistics counted approximately 400,000 aboriginal people, or about 2% of Australia's total population." You will find a lot more. - From Infoplease - 

Australia History __ "Australia's original inhabitants, known as Australian Aborigines, have the longest continuous cultural history in the world, with origins dating back to the last Ice Age. Although mystery and debate shroud many aspects of Australian prehistory, it is generally accepted that the first humans travelled across the sea from Indonesia about 70,000 years ago." And the story continues. - From - 

Australia History __ Australia has a brief history and this is a brief overview of it. - From - 

Australian Cultural Timelines __ Dreamtime, the Wreck of the Batavia, transportation of convicts, and Ned Kelly's last stand are just a few of the things you will learn about here. - From - 

Australian History __ A wealth of resources found here. - From Trinity College - 

Australian History __ You will find historic outlines of Australia from pre-1788 to 1901 and a timeline from 1901 to present. - From Government of Australia - 

Australian History on the Internet __ A compilation of history resources to be found online. - From National Library of Australia - 


A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson __ You may download a full text in PDF format. - From University of Sydney - 

Constitutional Convention __ Contains the final transcript of the Constitutional Convention held at Old Parliament House, Canberra 2 February to 13 February 1998, which debated the issue of whether Australia should become a republic. - From Parliament of Australia -

European Discovery and Settlement of Australia __ "In 1770 Captain James Cook finally ended the mystery of Terra Australis Incognita for the European world. Although partly discovered and mapped to the west and north by Dutch traders and explorers, and by English pirate, William Dampier, until Cook's four-month cruise on the Endeavour up the east coast of what he called New South Wales in 1770, the maps of the time showed a blank - the east coast was unknown to, and uncharted by, the European world." You will find the rest of the story here. - illustrated - From Government of Australia - 


First Queensland Regiment __ Learn about Queensland's oldest Victorian era re-enactment unit. History, uniforms, old weapons and more. - illustrated - From Anthony Cryan - 

National Archives of Australia __ "The National Archives promotes good government recordkeeping and encourages community awareness and use of valuable Commonwealth records in its care." You will also find several online features and articles including a photo search which allows you to access and get the title of over 500,000 photos with over 80,000 of available online. - illustrated - From National Archives of Australia  - 


Nineteenth Century Exploration of Australia __ A wonderful overview of this period in Australian history. You will find an onsite link for each of the explorers. - by Charles H. Smith & Jennifer Rakestraw - 

Significant dates in Australian History from 1486-1915 __ A timeline of early Australian history which actually goes to 1945. - From Project Gutenberg - 

World History Archives: The History of the Commonwealth of Australia __ Detailed click-to-read histories of Australia including economic history, cultural history, social history and many many more topics. There is a wealth of information here and it will take you some time to get through it all. - From World History Archives -


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