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 […]

The settlement of Western Australia [chapter 41 of “The story of Australia” by Martin Hambleton]

[Editor: This is chapter 41 of “The story of Australia” by Martin Hambleton. Published in The Sunday Mail, 7 April 1935.] The story of Australia — XLI The settlement of Western Australia It was rather a curious fact that when Sir Ralph Darling became Governor of New South Wales in 1825 it was doubtful if […]

Tasmania as a penal settlement [chapter 40 of “The story of Australia” by Martin Hambleton]

[Editor: This is chapter 40 of “The story of Australia” by Martin Hambleton. Published in The Sunday Mail, 31 March 1935.] The story of Australia — XL Tasmania as a penal settlement Governor Arthur was recalled in 1836, and Sir John Franklin, the great Arctic explorer, succeeded him. He had already seen service in Australia, […]

Settlement of Tasmania: Early bushrangers: Hostile Blacks [chapter 39 of “The story of Australia” by Martin Hambleton]

[Editor: This is chapter 39 of “The story of Australia” by Martin Hambleton. Published in The Sunday Mail, 24 March 1935.] The story of Australia — XXXIX Settlement of Tasmania Early bushrangers: Hostile Blacks Colonel David Collins, the first Governor of Tasmania, died suddenly in 1810, and three years elapsed before his successor, Colonel Thomas […]