Australiana History

I’m a real fan of Australian history and the characters that go with it. People like Jack Howe, the world’s greatest shearer; Lachlan Macquarie, the great Governor of NSW who went on a building frenzy to give us our iconic buildings of today; the pioneers who explored our great country in home-made leather boots – Burke, Wills, Sturt, Eyre, and my champion of Australian history, William Charles Wentworth. This Australian section of the website is not a history lesson, just some stories and facts of great Australians and great Australian times.

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William Charles Wentworth

William Charles Wentworth

I would like to recognise one of my heroes from Australian history – William Charles Wentworth. In 1813, 200 years this year, he and two mates, Gregory Blaxland and William Lawson, crossed the Blue Mountains. I reckon Wentworth should be though … [read more]

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