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This site is an excellent place to begin your research.  Here you will find concise, informative and fascinating descriptions of the lives of significant and representative persons in Australian history.  You're welcome.


Useful Web Sites

Find information on: Caroline Chisholm, John Flynn, Lawrence Hargrave, William Farrer, Elizabeth Kenny, Henry Lawson, Elizabeth Macarthur, John Macarthur, Sir Henry Parkes, James Ruse, and William Charles Wentworth.

Produced by the Australian government.  Search the A-Z list for the name of your notable Australian.

An Australian government project containing video interviews with a number of significant Australians.

Produced by Education Services Australia.

View episodes of this award-winning ABC programme.


Adventurers and Explorers

Some useful general information about early exploration and notable Australian explorers (Gregory Blaxland, William Lawson, and William Charles Wentworth).

Read, or listen to this Australian story about Blaxland, Lawson, and Wentworth.

In his journal Lawson documents the daily routine including the trial and error strategy by which they found their way through the rugged terrain.

Wentworth’s journal is very descriptive of the landscapes the men encountered in their journey. He documents the varieties of trees and vegetation, native animals, the geology of the mountains and the fog and frost felt on the western side.

Also, browse through the 994 section of the non-fiction shelves to find some print resources.


Non-Fiction Books

Some Non-Fiction Titles in our Library:

Social Reformers (Caroline Chisholm, John Flynn)

Call Number: 303.48 BUT

Mary's Australia (Saint Mary Mackillop)

Call Number: 271 MAR


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