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ISBN-10: 0756660823

ISBN-13: 9780756660826

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Agricultural and historical displays combined with arts, crafts and cookery demonstrations. Cairns Show (mid-Jul). A cultural celebration of historical and contemporary life in the Australian tropics (see p254). (first week), Mount Lofty. Includes almond cracking. City to Surf Race (second Sun), Sydney. A 14-km (9mile) fun run to Bondi. Shinju Matsuri Festival (last weekend–first week Sep), Broome. Pearl festival. Laura Dance & Cultural Festival (odd-numbered Melbourne International Film Festival (last week years), Cape York.

1577–80 Sir Francis Drake circumnavigates the world but indicates no austral region beneath South America Sir Francis Drake 1200 1400 Dampier’s compass 1688 William Dampier lands on Australian soil 1600 1300 Marco Polo describes a southern land which is later added to the imaginary Terra Australis on Renaissance maps 1616 Dirk Hartog sails Hartog’s plate from Amsterdam and lands on the western shore of Australia, nailing a pewter plate to a pole 1756 Final Dutch voyage of the Buis to Australia 50 I N T R O D U C I N G A U S T R A L I A The Colonization of Australia By the mid-18th century England had taken over as the world’s main maritime power.

Despite gold found in Western Australia in the 1890s, however, the final decade of the 19th century was a period of depression, when wool prices fell, Victoria’s land boom collapsed and the nation suffered a severe drought. Edward Hargraves In 1851 Hargraves made his name by discovering gold in Bathurst, New South Wales. Panning dish Lamp Pick axe Gold Mining Utensils Mining for gold was initially an unskilled and laborious process that required only a few basic utensils. A panning dish to swill water, a pick axe to loosen rock and a miner’s lamp were all that were needed to commence the search.

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