The Burke and Wills expedition

The Burke and Wills expedition was created with the aim of exploring the Australian interior and finding a suitable path for the Australian Overland Telegraph Line (which would connect Australia with the rest of the world, in terms of fast communication, by linking up with the cable which was in Java, via sea cable, thus […]

Australia’s Heroes [poem by Harry Stockdale, 14 March 1891]

[Editor: A poem about Australia’s explorers. Published in The Sydney Mail and New South Wales Advertiser, 14 March 1891.] Australia’s Heroes By Harry Stockdale. The famous deeds of famous men Are told in deathless story, By peerless bards of older lands, Enshrined in fadeless glory. The heroes of the surging waves, Our brave and jolly […]

“Australia’s heroes of the past.” “The pantheon of the Southern Cross.” Lecture by Mr. R. D. Meagher, M.L.A. [23 April 1904]

[Editor: A report on a lecture given by Richard Denis Meagher. Published in The Northern Star, and Richmond and Tweed Rivers Advocate, 23 April 1904.] “Australia’s heroes of the past.” “The pantheon of the Southern Cross.” Lecture by Mr. R. D. Meagher, M.L.A. When His Worship the Mayor (Ald. Balmer) took the chair at the […]

Discoverer of the Lachlan [29 May 1908]

[Editor: An article about the explorer George William Evans. Published in The Albury Banner and Wodonga Express, 29 May 1908.] Discoverer of the Lachlan. It is gratifying to hear that the Works Department is bestirring itself over erecting a memorial to that much-neglected and almost forgotten explorer, George William Evans, the discoverer of the Macquarie […]

G. W. Evans: A retrospect [by Ernest Favenc, 3 June 1905]

[Editor: An article, by Ernest Favenc, about the explorer George William Evans. Published in The Sydney Morning Herald, 3 June 1905.] G. W. Evans. A retrospect. By Ernest Favenc. It is not uncommon to find, in the making of history, that the men who bore an active and leading part were often too modest to […]