In less than a year, over half the indigenous population living in the Sydney Basin had died from smallpox.
Australia's green and gold comes from the wattleand it has symbolised Australian since the early s. Warning: Explicit lyrics!
Canberra invites you to learn about Aboriginal culture and storytelling with dance and music in Commonwealth Park and at Australia Day Festival at the National Museum of Australia. With such a large amount of leisure time available, they developed a rich and complex ritual life — language, customs, spirituality and the law — the heart of which was connection to the land.
On 14 February, the day before Singapore was capturedthe Army and Navy sections of the Imperial General Headquarters again discussed invading Australia and during this discussion Captain Tomioka argued that it would be possible to take Australia with a "token force".
Arthur Phillip commanded eleven convict ships that sailed into Sydney Harbour and claimed the land. But I can't separate the 26th of January from the fact that my brothers are more likely to go to jail than they are to go to school" says BoneyBrookea proud Gamilaroi woman.