Lists of topics regarding Australian history, heritage, and culture.
(Each list includes links to various sources of information held on this site.)
Articles, letters, and poems regarding Anzac Day, the Anzacs, the Gallipoli landings, and the Dardanelles campaign.
A list of various articles regarding Australia Day. In early years it was commemorated as the First Landing, then as Anniversary Day, then as Foundation Day. It was also known as ANA Day, due to the widespread campaigning by the Australian Natives’ Association for the day to be celebrated as a national holiday.
A brief list of articles about the Australian Aborigines.
A collection of items promoting, or relating to, Australianism (an idea which, broadly speaking, relates to Australian patriotism, nativism, and cultural nationalism).
A brief list of articles about Australian literature (primarily consisting of links to biographies of, and lists of works by, various Australian writers).
A collection of Australian slang words and phrases. Some are in current widespread use, whilst others are not; some may be derived or taken from overseas slang, but most are unique to Australia.
Links to a number of brief biographies of some famous, and not-so-famous, Australians. Most of these biographies are of authors and poets; however, it is intended to expand the collection into other fields as well.
Books and booklets
A list of various books and booklets of Australian literature. The complete text of each publication is provided.
The Burke and Wills expedition
A brief essay, and a list of articles about the Burke and Wills expedition.
Calendar of Australian history and culture
This list is a calendar of various events which are considered to be significant in Australian history and in the development of Australian culture.
* For a chronological listing of events in Australia, see the “Timeline of Australian history and culture”.
Early music [videos]
Music from the early years of Australia (up to the 1950s).
* For pop and rock from the 1950s up to the present, see the “Rock music and pop music” list.
A collection of various ephemeral items (primarily consisting of post cards at this stage; however it is intended to widen the variety, to include badges, certificates, miner’s rights, and various other items). Includes a number of post cards from Australian soldiers from the era of the World War One.
Various articles relating to the Eureka Rebellion of 1854, the Battle of the Eureka Stockade (3rd December 1854), the subsequent Eureka trials, and some of the leading people involved.
A list of explorers who searched for Australia Incognita, mapped the Australian coastline, or explored the inland country of Australia.
Folk music and bush music [videos]
A list of folk music and bush music, mainly consisting of traditional home-grown productions, although it also includes two early Australia-related British songs which embedded themselves in the Australia folk music scene, i.e. “(Bound for) Botany Bay” and “(Bound for) South Australia”. Also included are some modern productions, e.g. “Give Me a Home Among the Gum Trees” and “True Blue”.
Poetry and songs
Lots of poetry and songs. These lists include poetry and songs which are 1) written by Australians, 2) created in Australia, and 3) written regarding Australia (or are of relevance to Australia).
This list includes some of the best poetry produced by Australian writers. Whilst choosing the best of Australian poetry is a subjective matter, it is believed that these poems represent some of the best, or most enjoyable, poetic works that our nation has to offer.
Rock music and pop music [videos]
Australian rock and roll, pop music, and Top 40 hits. Songs, singers, musicians, and groups. Mostly pop and rock from the 1950s up to the present.
A list of significant Australiana, including: Animals; Architecture; Art; Artists; Authors; Books; Bushrangers; Clothes; Entertainment; Explorers; Fictional characters; Flora; Food; Icons; Landmarks; Military; Music (Folk songs and early songs; Singers; Songs); Poetry; Rebels and rebellions; Sports; Stories and yarns.
Significant events and commemorative dates
A list of commemorative dates and historical events which are significant in terms of Australia’s national identity and culture.
Timeline of Australian history and culture
This list is a timeline of various events which are considered to be significant in Australian history and in the development of Australian culture. The deaths of various significant people are included; although their births, which were not significant at the time, are not listed — however, births of significant people are included in the “Calendar of Australian history and culture”.
Various links which may be useful for those researching Australian history, culture, and associated fields.
Updated 8 July 2022