How Canberra Became Australia’s Capital?

How Canberra Became Australia’s Capital?

The Sydney – Melbourne rivalry reached historic proportions when the colony leaders were seriously pondering about creating an Australian federation. In the 1890’s New South Wales was a free tariff state, but Victoria had many taxes to protect local industries. The rivalry between both the colonies created bitter disagreements. Five times premier of NSW, Sir […]

Western Australia’s amazing Pink Lake – Lake Hillier

Western Australia’s amazing Pink Lake – Lake Hillier

( To download image 960×960 click here) [google-drive-embed url=”https://docs.google.com/uc?id=0BxKFJbMngP6xcVVva3BMUEJXN3c&export=download” title=”info10.png” icon=”https://ssl.gstatic.com/docs/doclist/images/icon_11_image_list.png” style=”download”] Address: Middle Island, Recherche Archipelago Nature Reserve, via, Cape Arid, Western Australia, 6452 Australia is home to one of the most beautiful Pink Lakes in the world. The Hillier Lake is located at Middle island in the Goldfields- Esperance region in Western Australia. […]

Gibbet

Gibbet

    This article is about Gibbeting in Van Diemen’s Land which is Tasmania today. This is from the book A -Z of Convicts in Van Diemen’s Land by Simon Barnard. It is a must read for all those interested in the early history of Tasmania. In the early days of settlement in Australia, convicts […]

Billy Can and Billy Tea

Billy Can and Billy Tea

Kangaroo, Gum Tree, wattle and Billy were once the symbols of Australian bush life. Billy, is a common name used for a tin can, used by Australians living in the bush for many purposes like carrying water, making tea and cooking. There are many legends about its origin, but the most probable one is as […]

Vegemite, An Australian national Icon

Vegemite, An Australian national  Icon

Vegemite For true blue Aussies, home is where Vegemite is, but it is altogether a different story for new migrants to Australia. Savouring a little may get wild screams comparing it to rotten dirt. Definitely, it will take some time to get used to the taste of this great Australian icon but for the past […]

Australian Time zones

Australian Time zones

Australia has three time zones. They are Australian Western Standard time (AWST) , Australian Central Standard time (ACST ) and Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) . In this article, time in each zone is given taking UTC as the base . UTC stands for Coordinated Universal Time , which for all practical purposes , same […]

Why Australia Celebrates Labour day ?

Why Australia Celebrates Labour day ?

Labour Day in Australia Labour Day in Australia,  celebrates the achievement of 8 hour working day . The Slogan Eight hours labour, Eight hours recreation and Eight Hours rest” became the motto of the labour movement in Australia in the 18th Century. The first to achieve the 8 hour working day were the operative stonemasons of […]

The Australian Legal System

The Australian Legal System

The three principles integral to Australian legal system are procedural fairness, judicial precedent and separation of powers. Procedural fairness concerns the fairness and the transparency of the processes by which the court reaches a decision. Hearing all parties before a decision is made is one step which would be considered appropriate to be taken in […]

Indians in Australia

Indians in Australia

Earlier Indian Settlers to Australia The Earlier settlers arrived in Australia from 1787 to 1823 in British fleets included a few Indians as crews. Majority of Indians arrived during this period were labourers or convicts. Some of the Indian-returned British farm owners in Australia called for recruitment of Indian labourers for farm work. In their […]

Australian Wine

Australian Wine

Australia’s commitment to become a major wine producing nation was evident as the first fleet brought vine cutting from Cape of Good Hope in 1788. The attempt to grow vine in Australia failed miserably because of the unfamiliar Sydney weather. ‘The never say die’ attitude of early settlers prevailed and by 1820 Australian made wine […]