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Adolphus Peter Elkin

Overview page. Subjects: Australasian and Pacific History — Literature.

(1891–1979),

anthropologist, became famous as an authority on Aboriginal culture and a leading influence in changing policies from protection to assimilation in the second quarter...

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Advertiser

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — Australasian and Pacific History.

A newspaper, was founded in Adelaide on 12 July 1858 by Congregational minister John Henry Barrow. The South Australian Advertiser, as it was known until 1899, was progressive in tone ...

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Alice Henry

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — Australasian and Pacific History.

(1857–1943),

born Richmond, Victoria, was a journalist with the Melbourne Argus and the Australasian in the 1890s. In 1905 she visited England and the USA to lecture on women's...

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Anna Maria Dawbin

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — Australasian and Pacific History.

(1816–1905),

indefatigable diarist, arrived in Van Diemen's Land in 1834 with her husband, Lieutenant Andrew Baxter. He left the army in 1838 to establish Yessaba station,...

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Argus

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — Australasian and Pacific History.

Named after a mythological Greek creature with 100 eyes, was a Melbourne newspaper founded by William Kerr in 1846. Kerr, who had previously worked on J. P. Fawkner's Advertiser, sold ...

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Arthur Phillip

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — Australasian and Pacific History.

(1738–1814)

was the first governor of NSW. Born in London, he was commissioned in the navy and served in the Seven Years' War. In breaks from active service, he farmed ...

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Australasia

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Literally ‘southern Asia’, is a geographic term first used by French explorers in the mid-seventeenth century. Although occasionally used in the nineteenth century to include the...

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Australian

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Is a national newspaper which was founded by Rupert Murdoch in 1964. William Wentworth and Robert Wardell had used the same title for an earlier paper, which was first published ...

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Barron Field

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — Australasian and Pacific History.

(1786–1846),

an unsuccessful legal practitioner in England, came to Sydney in 1817 as a judge of the Supreme Court of NSW. In 1819 George Howe, the government printer, published...

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Ben Hall

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(1837–65),

bushranger, was born in NSW to convict parents, and took up a pastoral run at Wheogo, south of Forbes. He was arrested for highway robbery in 1862 and was ...

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