Category Archives: Australia

The Loss of HMAS Sydney

Late in the afternoon on the 19th of November 1941, while returning from escort duty to Sunda Strait the Australian light cruiser HMAS Sydney met and fought with the German Raider Kormoran. The resultant battle, at close range, caused the loss of both ships and the entire crew of Sydney. The action happened about two [...]

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The mythical Bunyip

The Aborigines Dreamtime stories of creation were full of fantastic and magical beasts; the Bunyip was one of the beasts. In Dreamtime the Bunyip was a spirit, which inhabited river, lakes, swamps, and billabongs (former parts of rivers that were left behind when the course of the river was altered).

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The Picnic at Hanging Rock

The Picnic at Hanging Rock or Mystery of Hanging Rock happens in a melancholy Australian landscape, rich in ancient symbols, in 1900 was the scene of the mysterious disappearance of a group of schoolgirls who participated in a rustic snack. Valentine’s Day 1900 dawned sunny and beautiful in the village of Woodend, near Melbourne (Australia). [...]

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Who Got to Australia First?

The long study of non-Indigenous contact with Australia has seen much controversy in the question of exactly who was ‘first’ and when it happened.

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