How Sydney Got its Name?

How Sydney Got its Name?

History James Cook and the crew of HMS Endeavour first sighted east coast of Australia on 19th April 1770. Nearly ten days later they landed in the bay, which the ships naturalist Sir Joseph Banks named as Botany Bay. A favourable report from the duo back to London about the possibility of establishing a colony […]

How Melbourne got its name?

How Melbourne got its name?

A bit of history Before the British occupation of Melbourne, The Wurundjeri people of the Indigenous in the Kulin nation occupied the Birrarung (Yarra River) Valley. John Batman, the Australian born son of a NSW convict, who gained fame in Tasmania by capturing Bush ranger Matthew Brady, set his eyes on a Port Phillip exploration. […]

Dangal – Movie review from Australia

Dangal – Movie review from Australia

Review by: Sandeep Karayi Amir Khan starrer Dangal is released in theatres across Australia today on 23rd December 2016. At Northland’s Hoyts Cinema in Melbourne, it was a near houseful show at both 8:50pm and 9:20pm. After all these years in Australia, this is the first time, I have witnessed people clapping in adoration after […]

Dileep Weds Kavya Madhavan

Dileep Weds Kavya Madhavan

Amid rumours about their impending marriage, Dileep and Kavya Madhavan finally applied a sudden break to the speculations. The couple got married today at Kaloor Vedanta Hotel in Ernakulam, Kochi. Close relatives,  associates and friends from Mollywood and media personnels from all major Newspapers  were present at the ceremony. A reception is organised for tomorrow […]

How Australia’s Emus brought tears in Indian eyes in 2012

How Australia’s Emus brought tears in Indian eyes in 2012

Emus are soft-feathered, brown, flightless birds with long necks and legs, and can reach up to 1.9 metres and are native to Australia. Indians, on the other hand are natives of India who never ever tasted Emu meat or egg. But that did not prevent the executive of a French company to present a paper […]

Holey dollar – Australia’s first coin

Holey dollar – Australia’s first coin

When the penal colony of New South Wales was founded no preparations were made for a currency. The first fleet came with some money to procure supplies during the journey. The convicts were not paid anything and the soldiers were supplied with goods free from the Government store. During the early days of the settlement […]

Most shared Whatsapp Messages

Most shared Whatsapp Messages

Whatsapp with a user base of 1 Billion is the most popular messaging application in Planet earth. Mostly used for sharing funny jokes and instant messages, whatsapp steals hell a lot of time from the life of an average human being living in a developed country. Below we have collected some of the most shared […]

The Entry of Islam and the history of Muslims in Australia

The Entry of Islam and the history of Muslims in Australia

Islam made its entry into Australia much before Christianity. Macassar trepangers from the southwest corner of Sulawesi in Indonesia visited the coast of Northern Australia since 1700’s. The contact between both the cultures is speculated to have begun at least a century before the Europeans. Makassan fishing boats frequented Australian shores to collect and process […]

This man’s bluff resulted in the birth of Australia

This man’s bluff resulted in the birth of Australia

The most commonly reported reason for the colonisation of Australia is the overcrowding of British Prison system and the need to find a place to resettle the convicts. After the American war of independence, it became impossible for Britain to send convicts to America. There was one more pressing reason and without that the British […]

How Alpaca came to Australia?

How Alpaca came to Australia?

When Australia was colonized, it was the intention of the early administrators to make this colony a self-sufficient agricultural haven. The first fleet (1788) came with required farm equipment’s and animals and it included sheep. In 1789 Merino sheep arrived in Australia and the story of Australia’s wool production began. By 1807, Australia started exporting […]