The habitability of Australia [22 September 1920]

[Editor: This article was published in The Telegraph (Brisbane, Qld.), 22 September 1920.] The habitability of Australia What has science to say in answer to a question as to the population-supporting capacity of Australia? This subject is dealt with in a very interesting manner by Dr. Griffith Taylor, Associate Professor of Geography in the University […]

Chapter 27 [A Short History of Australia, by Ernest Scott]

[Editor: This is a chapter from A Short History of Australia (6th edition, 1936) by Ernest Scott (1867-1939).] Chapter XXVII The Constitution Responsible government and federation — The task of the Convention — Types of federal government — The Senate — The House of Representatives — Provision against deadlocks — The High Court — The […]

Chapter 24 [The Eureka Stockade, by Raffaello Carboni, 1855]

[Editor: This is a chapter from The Eureka Stockade by Raffaello Carboni. A glossary has been provided to explain various words and phrases that may be unfamiliar to modern readers.] XXIV. Ortica ensis: Secunda. Out came the Ballaarat Times, Saturday, November 25, 1854. Work was stopped at every hole: the miners left the deep and […]