Australian History - History
As compelling as any Hollywood movie, this is an extract from the story behind one of the most daring escapes of World War II - and the courage of a young Sydney pilot. Read the full story in the September 2012 Reader's Digest magazine.Read More..
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|The Myths of Early Australian Life11|
We dispel popular myths about Australian life in the early 1900s.
|The Hunt for the Unknown Sailor8|
Australia suffered its worst naval tragedy in 1941 with the sinking of HMAS Sydney. But did all 645 crew go down with the ship, or did a sole survivor make it to a life raft? One man has spent two years trying to solve the mystery.
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|The Quest for an Australian Flag3|
At the dawn of the 20th century, Australia had a federation - but no flag.
|Creating an Australian Car: The Holden3|
There was no shortage of early attempts to mass-produce an all-Australian car. All failed, however, until the advent of 'Australia’s own car', the Holden.
|Magazine extract: Uncle Willy and the real great escape3|
As compelling as any Hollywood movie, this is an extract from the story behind one of the most daring escapes of World War II - and the courage of a young Sydney pilot. Read the full story in the September 2012 Reader's Digest magazine.
|Nellie Melba - The Supreme Soprano2|
With a distinctively Australian professional name – derived from her home town of Melbourne – Nellie Melba reigned for 30 years as the world’s most famous opera singer.
|Sydney Opera House: History & Architecture 2|
Originally conceived as a place to bring culture to the masses, Sydney Opera House ushered in a whole new era of architectural design and engineering. Learn about the history, design and more.
|The Royal Family of Swimming 1|
Australians were smashing swimming records from the 1890s onwards. Meet Australia's first family of swimming champions - the Cavills.
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