Cathy Freeman


Cathy FreemanOAM Freeman in 2008 Personal information Full name Catherine Astrid Salome Freeman Born 16 February 1973 (age 47)Mackay, Queensland, Australia Education Kooralbyn International schoolFairholme College Alma mater University of Melbourne Occupation Australian sprinter/runner Height 164 cm (5 ft 5 in) Weight 56 kg (8 st 11 lb; 123 lb) Spouse(s) Sandy Bodecker (1999–2003), James Murch (2009–present) Sport Country Australia Sport […]

Michael Jeffery


Copied, compiled & edited by George W Rehder Major General the Honourable   Michael Jeffery   AC, CVO, MC 24th Governor-General of Australia In office11 August 2003 – 5 September 2008 Monarch Elizabeth II Prime Minister John HowardKevin Rudd Preceded by Peter Hollingworth Succeeded by Dame Quentin Bryce 28th Governor of Western Australia In office1 November […]

The Overland Telegraph


The Overland Telegraph Connecting Adelaide and the rest of Australia, through Darwin, with England by means of a single wire in 1872, was one of the greatest engineering achievements of the nineteenth century. It was completed by South Australians, under the direction of Charles Todd, in less than two years. It […]

Immigrants to Australia

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Since the First Fleet dropped anchor in 1788, close to 10 million settlers have moved from across the world to start a new life in Australia. They have arrived in waves, encouraged by developments like the 1850s gold rushes, or to escape adverse conditions at home such as the Industrial […]

The ugly past of Australia’s ‘lock hospitals’ on Bernier and Dorre Islands slowly revealed


ABC Pilbara  / By Karen Michelmore Copied, Compiled & Edited by George W Rehder  JulJuly 2020 at 2:01pm Ugly past of ‘lock hospitals’ slowly revealed Between 1908 and 1919, more than 800 Aboriginal men, women and children were removed from their homelands across Western Australia and taken to ‘lock hospitals’ on Bernier and Dorre Islands […]


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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


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 […]

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