Click➜ full-size page, PC view

Australians are proud of bushrangers - outlaws who robbed anyone rich and poor alike. Cattle stations, jackeroos, shearers and honorable horsemen are also revered. Bush poetry is a strong tradition ~ 🐎Australian historiography.
By Banjo Paterson
There was movement at the station. for the word had passed around
That the colt from old Regret had got away.
And had joined the wild bush horses, he was worth a thousand pound,
So all the cracks had gathered to the fray.
All the tried and noted riders from the stations near and far
Had mustered at the homestead overnight.
For the bushmen love hard riding where the wild bush horses are.
And the stock- horse snuffs the battle with delight.
Robert Burke with John King, William Wright and William Wills set out to trek across Australia.  A support group  with supplies got to the base camp.  Finding no one there they buried the food and water, then carved "DIG" into a tree.  King was found by Aboriginals and survived. The other three did not find the supplies and died ~ 🔲 Australian historiography.
This "uprising" ulitmately had a good outcome.  Initially, licence fees for gold miners were increased and collected twice a week, but  Police arrested an immigrant who had a licence.  Then a publican suspected of murder was acquitted.  This enraged the miners.  A riot ensued and a Eureka Southern Cross flag was made.  The police tried to quell the revolt, killing 22.  To quell the dispute miners won with an export duty being placed on gold instead of licence fees ~ ❎ Australian historiography.

Australian History Research

First Fleet Showcase and Research Day

Saturday 27 Jan 2018: Dunn Lewis Centre Ulladulla from 10am

Philip Gidley King, 2nd Lieutenant, HMS Sirius 1788

2nd Lieutenant aboard HMS Sirius 1788. In the middle of Feb 1788 embarked on board HM Supply, and travelled to Norfolk Island, to established a settlement.

Edward Munday, Free child, Friendship 1788

Edward Munday, born 1783 Stonehouse Plymouth Devon England, he arrived in NSW with his parents aboard the Friendship 1788.

First Fleeters buried at Devonshire Street Cemetery

List of first fleeters who were buried at Devonshire Street Cemetery and were re-interned to Botany in 1901.

First Fleeters buried at Old Sydney Burial Ground

List of the 71 known First Fleeters who were buried at the Old Sydney Burial Ground with women recorded by their burial name.

Thomas Eccles and Elizabeth Bird convicts of the First Fleet

Thomas Eccles arrived on Norfolk Island aboard HM Supply in March 1789. Elizabeth Bird arrived on on Norfolk Island aboard HMS Sirius in March 1790

Family History Research Reports

Three generations family history reports

Sarah Wheeler, Free, Kitty 1792

Wife of convict John Wheeler, both arrived on the Kitty 1792. Sarah died Norfolk Island.

First Fleet Headstone identified on Norfolk Island

After reviewing a mystery headstone at Norfolk Island cemetery for many years, with additional photography taken by Woodman Photography during the Norfolk Island History Lovers tour, the headstone has now been identified to be that of First Fleeter William Francis, Convict Alexander 1788.

John McCarthy – McCarty, Marine, Friendship 1788

Private, Marines 21st Company, Friendship 1788, served with Captain Campbell’s Company with the Port Jackson garrison, later settled on Norfolk Island
An Australian poet wrote "I love a Sunburnt Country".  People of the outback think this way, as do many who live in Australian cities along the coast.  This belief is the heritage of the nation.  The day Captain Cook "discovered" Australia is of note.  This was after the Portuguese and Dutch had a look and sailed away.  For 40.000 years Aboriginals have been here and Asians have gone ashore to get fresh drinking water ~ ⛵ Australian historiography.