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‘Banjo’ Paterson

(1864—1941) poet and journalist

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Brigadier-General John Robinson Royston

Overview page. Subjects: Military History.

(29 April 1860–25 April 1942).

South African by birth and education, Royston fought in the Zulu War of 1879 and served in the Natal Mounted Rifles, in which he reached ...

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Bulletin

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

Established at Sydney, Australia, in 1880, The Bulletin circulated throughout Australia and New Zealand, promoting the bush-balladist ‘literary larrikins’ of the 1890s as the authentic...

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bush

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

Wild or uncultivated country (the bush), especially in Australia or Africa (see also, Sydney of Chancery).

bush telegraph an informal network by means of which information is...

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Cultural history

Overview page. Subjects: Australasian and Pacific History.

Is the study of values, rituals, beliefs, pastimes, cultural production, and cultural consumption. Traditionally cultural history concentrated on high culture—theatre, literature, painting,...

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drovers

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The droving trade grew considerably during the early modern period and was at its peak from the 17th century to the railway era. Cattle were brought from Scotland and Wales to the lowland...

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Edward Dyson

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

(1865–1931)

was born at Morrison near Ballarat, Victoria, son of a mining engineer. He moved with his family about the goldfields during childhood and grew up familiar with life...

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Emu Plumes

Overview page. Subjects: Military History.

Feathers have been a long established adornment to military headdress and were frequently worn by Australian colonial mounted units in the nineteenth century. The first use of emu feathers...

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Exploration history

Overview page. Subjects: Australasian and Pacific History.

Began with the explorers themselves. In the drawing-rooms and learned societies of Victorian London, the explorer of Africa and the East was a celebrity. He had risked his flesh in ...

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George Robertson

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(1860–1933),

born Halstead, Essex, England, was apprenticed to James Maclehose, publisher and bookseller to the University of Glasgow. In 1879 he migrated to NZ and came to Sydney...

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Henry Lawson

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(1867–1922),

Australian short-story writer and poet, born in the goldfields of New South Wales. Lawson published his first poems in journals such as the Republican and Bulletin. In...

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