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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.

Tracking Down Ned Kelly

Tracking down Ned Kelly and searching for the place where he murdered three policemen on 26 October 1878 ended in a history scoop.  Clouds hung low over the Wombat Ranges making visibility poor and driving conditions hazardous but this…

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?”…