CONVICT TRANSPORTS

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                Between 1788 – 1886 158,830 convicts from England and Ireland            were transported and landed in the Australian Colonies –            134,262 males and 24,568 females. Some 2,911 died on the way.            […]

Dutch East India Company

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Copied, edited & compiled by George W Rehder Dutch East India Company / United East India Company Company logo Company flag Native name Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie (popular name)Generale Vereenichde Geoctrooieerde Compagnie (original name)Vereenigde Nederlandsche Geoctroyeerde Oostindische Compagnie (formal name) Former type Publicly traded company Industry Proto-conglomerate[b] Fate Dissolved Predecessor Voorcompagnieën/Pre-companies (1594–1602) Founded 20 March 1602, by […]

The Prince and the Diggers Daughter-

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By Moya Sharp Leave a Comment Copied & Edited by George W Rehder Nambucca and Bellinger News 6 May 1932, page 5 A TALE OF THE GOLDFIELDSwritten by JAMES GRAYSON for the “Nambucca News” When gold is calling, however tortuous the road, civilised men all the world over (and some women, too) […]

1932 Kimberley rescue

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The loss of the Seaplane Atlantis Hans Bertram and Adolf Klausmann were flying the Junkers W33 seaplane Atlantis from Cologne, Germany on a goodwill mission to Australia for the aircraft maker, Junkers, when they ran into a severe storm between Timor and Darwin. Flying during the night of May 15, […]

Second Fleet to Australia, 1790

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A second fleet of six ships left England – Guardian, Justinian, Lady Juliana, Surprize, Neptune, Scarborough. The Guardian struck ice, and was unable to complete the voyage. She was stocked with provisions. Only 48 people died in the first group of ships, but this time 278 died during the voyage. […]

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