Dollars or rum: Early Australian currency [by J. H. M. Abbott, 1 April 1931]

[Editor: An article about Australia’s early forms of currency, including rum, Spanish dollars, and “holey dollars”. Written by John Henry Macartney Abbott (1874-1953). Published in The World’s News, 1 April 1931.] Dollars or rum Early Australian currency. By J.H.M. Abbott At the present time, when Australia is being requested to give attention and consideration to […]

Mr. J. J. Kenneally at Broadford [7 September 1906]

[Editor: A report on an election meeting held in support of James Jerome Kenneally. Published in The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times, 7 September 1906. In this article the newspaper capitalized some selected phrases and utilized them as sub-headings.] Mernda Electorate. Mr. J. J. Kenneally at Broadford. Mr. J. J. Kenneally, the selected Labor […]

Chapter 21 [The Complete Inner History of the Kelly Gang and Their Pursuers, by J. J. Kenneally]

[Editor: This is a chapter from The Complete Inner History of the Kelly Gang and Their Pursuers (5th edition, 1946) by J. J. Kenneally.] CHAPTER XXI. DISTRIBUTION OF £8,000 BLOOD MONEY. After the capture of Ned Kelly and the destruction of his three mates at Glenrowan on June 28, 1880, the Victorian Government then gave […]