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. […]

The first European migration to Australia was the First Fleet consisted of eleven ships:

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two men-o-war ships: HMS Sirius, Naval Flagship; HMS Supply, Naval Tender; three store ships: Golden Grove; Borrowdale; Fishburn; six convict ships: Scarborough; Lady Penrhyn; Prince of Wales; Alexander; Charlotte; Friendship; Some Non-Convict First Fleeters and the positions held by them Augustus Alt, Surveyor [1] Thomas Arndell, Assistant Surgeon [2] Henry Lidgbird Ball, […]

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