Saturday, September 22, 2018

2 results for 'australian history'

Inspiration Henry Lawson and a lone soldiers grave

By Jennifer Stone, published on May 23, 2012

Inspiration for the last 2.5 hours started by inspiration of my surroundings and by who had influenced me during my childhood.

French Street. North Sydney was where my Private Francis had grown up. Many months of research to find the home, the start of the journey that would be documented in some parts by In The Cross Fire.

As I walked away from French Street, the words from the Banksia Man rang loud and clear. Why?

This was circling in my head, Why had I stopped and listened and nobody else had. It was a Sunny afternoon in January. I arrived at my car, thinking I... (more)

Tags: australian history, inspiration, author, gallipolli, henry lawson, private francis

I Am Sorry - a National Apology in Australia

By V, published on Feb 12, 2008

...of most things I believed in.  It was not just for adventure that I left my country 2 years ago.

For those of you who do not know, a dark cloud hangs over Australia’s past (and that we were settled as a penal colony is not that cloud) – a period that was not mentioned in Australian History Studies at my fancy, private girls’ school. This dark period pertains to what is known as ‘The Stolen Generation (or Generations)’ – addressed somewhat in the film ‘Rabbit Proof Fence,’ which was released stateside.

The Stolen Generation is a term used to describe the... (more)

Tags: australia, indigenous australians, prime minister kevin rudd, australian history

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