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Australian History Finds

Australian history finds especially related to Footscray, Healesville, Melbourne and the State of Victoria generally. Stories may involve a certain historical event, issue, person or locality.

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?”…