Category: Australian history

Historical Painting: “8th August, 1918” by Harold Septimus Power (1930).

Following the launch and the initial success of the German Spring Offensive in March 1918, there was talk that the […]

Anzac Day, 103 years on, Lest We Forget.

The amazing image above is the last photograph of the Australian Infantry Division’s 11th Battalion before being sent off to the […]

Stone cliffs and mind mysteries: Some new photos of Hanging Rock.

Originally posted on SeanMunger.com:
My friend and frequent contributor to this blog, Robert Horvat, took an interesting trip this weekend–with…

Gallipoli relic of a bygone age.

When the allied forces left the Gallipoli peninsula at the end of December 1915, the horrible deadly campaign left a […]

Bullets, blood, sweat and courage: All in a days work for war cameraman Damien Parer.

To be a war correspondent, photographer or camera person takes great courage. It isn’t your typical run of the mill […]

Never tell a gentleman he is too old: Ernie Old and his Malvern Star.

Ernie Old, aged 73, at the Melbourne showgrounds in 1947, finishing a 4000-kilometre ride to Brisbane and back. On a […]

Brought to extinction: the Tasmanian Tiger.

The Thylacine, also commonly known as the Tasmanian tiger, was one of the world’s most fascinating creatures. It first appeared […]

We should all see our memorials and cenotaphs, at least once in our lifetime.

  From an Australian perspective, in anticipation of the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War on 11th […]

World Beater? The short history of Australian wine.

Originally posted on SeanMunger.com:
By Robert Horvat The success Australian wine has received over the years is amazing. It, of…

The Battle of Kapyong: A forgotten battle, in a forgotten war.

The 25th April (Anzac Day) is commemorated as a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand for all […]