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 […]

Redcliffe chosen for first settlement [chapter 47 of “The story of Australia” by Martin Hambleton]

[Editor: This is chapter 47 of “The story of Australia” by Martin Hambleton. Published in The Sunday Mail, 19 May 1935.] The story of Australia — XLVII. Redcliffe chosen for first settlement Matthew Flinders was again destined to visit the coast of Queensland. His work of exploration had been so highly valued that the Imperial […]

Troublesome times in South Australia [chapter 46 of “The story of Australia” by Martin Hambleton]

[Editor: This is chapter 46 of “The story of Australia” by Martin Hambleton. Published in The Sunday Mail, 12 May 1935.] The story of Australia — XLVI Troublesome times in South Australia It has already been mentioned that Sir John Hindmarsh, the first Governor of South Australia, officially proclaimed and established the colony on December […]

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 […]