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Advance Australia Fair

'Advance Australia Fair' was officially proclaimed Australia's National Anthem in 1984 more than a century after it was written by Peter Dodds McCormick in 1878, 83 years after Federation and seven years after a national song poll.

Who Is The Man From Snowy River?

The Man from Snowy River is one of the most popular poems in Australia’s history.  It may not be recited as much now but it is embedded in our folklore and in the imaginations of many.  People still ask; “Who Is The Man from Snowy River?”…

Henry “Harry” LINDUPP (1827-1905)

Henry "Harry" LINDUPP (1827-1905) a poor working-class boy from Shoreham-by-Sea joined the Merchant Navy when he was 17 years old, jumped ship in Sydney, Australia in 1852 and joined thousands of others seeking their fortune during the gold…

Albert Edward KEARNEY (1895-1948)

Albert Edward KEARNEY (21yo) left for the First World War "fresh" faced, strong and healthy. He returned damaged and scarred for life. He was wounded at Fromelles less than one year after he enlisted. Albert's right hand was blown off…