Australia’s First Newspaper – Robert Howe

Australia’s First Newspaper – Robert Howe Our History and the Christian Connection Perched on a stool, bent over trays of typeset, Robert Howe was just eight years old when the King’s Representative inspected the...

NAIDOC WEEK – William Cooper – Bill Ferguson

NAIDOC Our History and the Christian Connection William Cooper – Bill Ferguson – Aboriginal Activists NAIDOC represents the National Aboriginal and Islanders Day Observance Committee and is celebrated each year. NAIDOC WEEK is a very...

Aboriginal Activist – Bill Ferguson

Bill Ferguson (1882-1950) Our History and the Christian Connection INSPIRING ABORIGINAL CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER. Furious at being ignored by both political parties, Bill Ferguson resigned from the Labor Party and stood as an Independent...

Mr Eternity – Arthur Stace

On New Year’s Eve 1999, an estimated 2 billion television viewers around the world watched Sydney’s spectacular millennium celebrations.  Sydney was to host the Olympic Games in 2000 and the city was the centre...

Jesus of History

JESUS of History and the Hindu, Muslim and Christian Connections If one goes and googles ‘the best known person ever’, the name of Jesus comes up in numerous searches. What do we know about...

ANZAC – ‘Banjo’ Paterson

ANZAC – Egypt – ‘Banjo’ Paterson Our History and the Christian Connection Andrew Barton (Banjo) Paterson The line of horses struggled in the soft burning sand, their fetlocks sinking deep in the desert hills....

Five Dollar Note – Queen Elizabeth ll

Five Dollar Note Our History and the Christian Connection Queen Elizabeth ll – Longest serving English monarch Did you know that Queen Elizabeth II had two ceremonies to mark the beginning of her public office?...

First Fleet – Captain Arthur Phillip

The FIRST FLEET Our History and the Christian Connection Captain Arthur Phillip The animals were taken on board two by two. Sound familiar? Well would you believe, this is what happened as Captain Arthur...

Safe Work Australia – Bob Mellows

SAFE WORK AUSTRALIA Our History and the Christian Connection Bob Mellows. A smouldering fire in a timber pumphouse deep underground led to one of the greatest mine disasters in Australian history. It also led...

The Father of the Nation – Alfred Deakin

Our History and our Christian Connection Alfred Deakin – 2ND, 5TH and 7th Australian Prime Minister Two men were walking down a street in Melbourne CBD late one afternoon in 1878, deep in conversation....

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