First settlement on the Brisbane River [chapter 48 of “The story of Australia” by Martin Hambleton]

[Editor: This is chapter 48 of “The story of Australia” by Martin Hambleton. Published in The Sunday Mail, 26 May 1935.] The story of Australia — XLVIII. First settlement on the Brisbane River John Oxley’s report of his explorations, in which he recommended Moreton Bay as a place for establishing a suitable settlement, was readily […]

The settlement of South Australia [chapter 45 of “The story of Australia” by Martin Hambleton]

[Editor: This is chapter 45 of “The story of Australia” by Martin Hambleton. Published in The Sunday Mail, 5 May 1935.] The story of Australia — XLV The settlement of South Australia Little was known of the interior of South Australia until 1829, when Charles Sturt made his memorable voyage down the Murray to Lake […]

The founding of township of Melbourne [chapter 44 of “The story of Australia” by Martin Hambleton]

[Editor: This is chapter 44 of “The story of Australia” by Martin Hambleton. Published in The Sunday Mail, 28 April 1935.] The story of Australia — XLIV The founding of township of Melbourne While John Batman was busily engaged in advancing the claims of the territory which he had so ingeniously acquired another expedition prepared […]

The settlement of Port Phillip [chapter 43 of “The story of Australia” by Martin Hambleton]

[Editor: This is chapter 43 of “The story of Australia” by Martin Hambleton. Published in The Sunday Mail, 21 April 1935.] The story of Australia — XLIII The settlement of Port Phillip Victoria, the smallest State in the Commonwealth, formed up to the middle of 1851 a part of New South Wales, being known after […]

Difficulties of settlement in Western Australia [chapter 42 of “The story of Australia” by Martin Hambleton]

[Editor: This is chapter 42 of “The story of Australia” by Martin Hambleton. Published in The Sunday Mail, 14 April 1935.] The story of Australia — XLII Difficulties of settlement in Western Australia From the first things did not go well with the new settlement formed at Perth. Most of the settlers were unfit for […]