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Australian Collection

"Unforgettable Moments in Australian History: From Olympic Solidarity to Iconic Landmarks and Wildlife" In 1968

Background imageAustralian Collection: Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Background imageAustralian Collection: OLYMPIC GAMES, 1968. American runners Tommie Smith (center) and John Carlos (right)

OLYMPIC GAMES, 1968. American runners Tommie Smith (center) and John Carlos (right) showing the Black Power salute during the medal ceremonies at the Olympic Games in Mexico City

Background imageAustralian Collection: Cricket match at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Cricket match at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Background imageAustralian Collection: A View of Geelong, 1856 (oil on canvas)

A View of Geelong, 1856 (oil on canvas)
7064112 A View of Geelong, 1856 (oil on canvas) by Guerard, Eugen von (1811-1901); 154.5x89 cm; Private Collection; Austrian, out of copyright

Background imageAustralian Collection: Tasmanian Tiger or Thylacine

Tasmanian Tiger or Thylacine (Thylacinus cynocephalus) in captivity at London Zoo. The species is believed to be extinct. Largest known carnivorous marsupial of modern times - became extinct in 1936

Background imageAustralian Collection: Illustration for Romance of Empire, Australia (colour litho)

Illustration for Romance of Empire, Australia (colour litho)
3628256 Illustration for Romance of Empire, Australia (colour litho) by Lambert, George Washington (1873-1930); Private Collection; (add.info.: On the way to Mount Hopeless)

Background imageAustralian Collection: Ned Kellys Last Stand

Ned Kellys Last Stand
Ned Kelly, Australian legend, makes his last stand

Background imageAustralian Collection: Defenders of the Empire - British Army, Navy and Airforce

Defenders of the Empire - British Army, Navy and Airforce with the King at the fore. Date: 1924

Background imageAustralian Collection: Jim Pike, Australian jockey, on his horse, Phar Lap

Jim Pike, Australian jockey, on his horse, Phar Lap
James Edward (Jim) Pike (1892-1969), Australian jockey, on his horse, Phar Lap (1926-1932). circa 1931-1932

Background imageAustralian Collection: Her Majestys Australian Ship (HMAS) Melbourne (21)

Her Majestys Australian Ship (HMAS) Melbourne (21) shown with its complement of Douglas A-4G Skyhawks of 805 Squadron RAN ranged for entering port

Background imageAustralian Collection: Continental drift after 250 million years

Continental drift after 250 million years, showing the supercontinent of Pangea Ultima, which was named for the ancient supercontinent of Pangea

Background imageAustralian Collection: Banksia integrifolia, coastal banksia

Banksia integrifolia, coastal banksia
Finished watercolour by Sydney Parkinson made during Captain James Cooks first voyage across the Pacific, 1768-1771

Background imageAustralian Collection: Victoria province, Australia, 1800s

Victoria province, Australia, 1800s
Map of Victoria, Australia, 1870s. Color lithograph reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAustralian Collection: Building of Sydney Harbour Bridge by G. H. Davis

Building of Sydney Harbour Bridge by G. H. Davis
Series of diagrams depicting the construction of Sydney Harbour Bridge by ILN special artist, G. H. Davis. At the time of building

Background imageAustralian Collection: Together Poster

Together Poster, showing the armed forces of the British Empire marching together

Background imageAustralian Collection: German cruiser SMS Emden attacked by HMAS Sydney, WW1

German cruiser SMS Emden attacked by HMAS Sydney, WW1
The German light cruiser SMS Emden attacked by HMAS Sydney on 9 November 1914, at the Battle of Cocos. Date: 1914

Background imageAustralian Collection: 1935 Kings Silver Jubilee Fleet Review

1935 Kings Silver Jubilee Fleet Review
A panoramic view showing the berthing arrangements made for the Review of the Fleet at Spithead by King George V to celebrate his Silver Jubilee

Background imageAustralian Collection: Australia, Queensland, Brisbane

Australia, Queensland, Brisbane. A Citycat ferry cruises beneath Brisbanes Story Bridge towards the city centre. AUSTRALIA, Queensland

Background imageAustralian Collection: Four Royal Australian Air Force F-111 aircraft

Four Royal Australian Air Force F-111 aircraft
February 14, 2006 - Four Royal Australian Air Force F-111 aircraft head out to the ranges on Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, during Red Flag 06-1

Background imageAustralian Collection: Harold Larwood Bowling, 1933

Harold Larwood Bowling, 1933
Photograph of the English bowler, Harold Larwood, in action during the MCC tour of Australia, 1933. During that tour, D.R

Background imageAustralian Collection: Manly Beach, Manly, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Manly Beach, Manly, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Background imageAustralian Collection: Painting of turtle at the aboriginal rock art site at Obirr Rock in Kakadu National Park where

Painting of turtle at the aboriginal rock art site at Obirr Rock in Kakadu National Park where the paintings date from 20000 years old to modern, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Northern Territory

Background imageAustralian Collection: A Quokka marsupial on Rottnest Island, Western Australia

A Quokka marsupial on Rottnest Island, Western Australia
A Quokka standing upright on his hind legs looking at the camera. Rottnest Island, Fremantle, Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Background imageAustralian Collection: Livistona humilis, sand palm

Livistona humilis, sand palm
Plate 225 from Botanical Drawings from Australia (1801) by Ferdinand L Bauer (1760-1826)

Background imageAustralian Collection: British Empire world map, 19th century

British Empire world map, 19th century
British Empire world map. This world map shows the 19th-century British Empire (pink) and its indigenous peoples. Five illustrations (clockwise from upper left) show the people of Australia

Background imageAustralian Collection: Australian troops counter-attack at Amiens, WW1

Australian troops counter-attack at Amiens, WW1
Australian troops hold the line at Villers Bretonneux nine miles east of Amiens during a German attack during the Battle of Amiens in April 1918

Background imageAustralian Collection: Painting by Hs Power, artillery and horses at Ypres, WW1

Painting by Hs Power, artillery and horses at Ypres, WW1
Painting by the Australian war artist Harold Septimus Power (1877-1971), showing artillery going into action before the Battle of Ypres

Background imageAustralian Collection: Wombat (Vombatus ursinus), Wilsons Promontory National Park, Victoria, Australia, Pacific

Wombat (Vombatus ursinus), Wilsons Promontory National Park, Victoria, Australia, Pacific

Background imageAustralian Collection: Sturt desert pea. Arid flower. South Australia

Sturt desert pea. Arid flower. South Australia
Sturt desert pea. Arid flower growing in the arid conditions of the Flinders Ranges

Background imageAustralian Collection: Australia, Victoria, Melbourne. Yarra River and city skyline by night

Australia, Victoria, Melbourne. Yarra River and city skyline by night

Background imageAustralian Collection: Whitehaven Beach on the east coast, Whitsunday Island, Queensland, Australia

Whitehaven Beach on the east coast, Whitsunday Island, Queensland, Australia

Background imageAustralian Collection: Test cricket match at Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Test cricket match at Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Background imageAustralian Collection: Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Background imageAustralian Collection: Volkswagen VW Kombi

Volkswagen VW Kombi

Background imageAustralian Collection: Swimming flag and patrolling lifeguard at Bondi Beach, Sydney, New South Wales

Swimming flag and patrolling lifeguard at Bondi Beach, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, Pacific

Background imageAustralian Collection: Traditional hand painted colourful didgeridoos, Australia

Traditional hand painted colourful didgeridoos, Australia

Background imageAustralian Collection: Royal Australian Air Force F-111 in flight

Royal Australian Air Force F-111 in flight
Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, February 14, 2006 - A Royal Australian Air Force F-111 flies to the ranges during Red Flag 06-1

Background imageAustralian Collection: Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) adult, close-up of head, feeding on leaves in eucalyptus tree

Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) adult, close-up of head, feeding on leaves in eucalyptus tree, Australia

Background imageAustralian Collection: Association Cricket Ground, Perth, Western Australia

Association Cricket Ground, Perth, Western Australia, with a crowd of spectators watching a match. Date: circa 1909

Background imageAustralian Collection: City Circle tram in Flinders Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

City Circle tram in Flinders Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Background imageAustralian Collection: Australian troops at remains of Chateau Wood, Passchendaele, 1917

Australian troops at remains of Chateau Wood, Passchendaele, 1917
WWI: PASSCHENDAELE, 1917. Australian troops walking along duckboards through the remains of Chateau Wood, during the Battle of Passchendaele in Belgium. Photograph, 29 October 1917

Background imageAustralian Collection: Telopea speciosissima, waratah

Telopea speciosissima, waratah
Drawing 432 from the Watling Collection by Port Jackson Painter, 1788-1797. Illustration entitled Warratta

Background imageAustralian Collection: Shane Warne - Australian cricketer

Shane Warne - Australian cricketer Date: 1980s - 1990s

Background imageAustralian Collection: Whitsunday Islands, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia

Whitsunday Islands, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia

Background imageAustralian Collection: WW2 poster, The British Commonwealth of Nations Together

WW2 poster, The British Commonwealth of Nations Together. 1941

Background imageAustralian Collection: The Spirit of Progress

The Spirit of Progress
The Australian Sprit of Progress, streamlined train of the Victorian Government Railways operating between Melbourne and Albury. Date: late 1930s

Background imageAustralian Collection: Coloured shoulder patches of the Australian Corps

Coloured shoulder patches of the Australian Corps
Souvenir of the Greatest War showing coloured shoulder patches of the Australian Corps. The design is laid out in the shape of the Australian Commonwealth Military Forces badge

Background imageAustralian Collection: Poster advertising Australia via Qantas Airlines

Poster advertising Australia via Qantas Airlines
Poster advertising Australia via Qantas, Australias overseas airline




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"Unforgettable Moments in Australian History: From Olympic Solidarity to Iconic Landmarks and Wildlife" In 1968, the Olympic Games in Mexico City witnessed a powerful display of activism. American runners Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised their fists in the Black Power salute during the medal ceremonies, symbolizing their fight against racial inequality. Standing beside them was Australian Peter Norman, wearing an OPHR badge as a sign of solidarity. Australia's rich biodiversity is highlighted by its unique wildlife, including the enigmatic Tasmanian Tiger or Thylacine. This fascinating creature captivated many with its striped coat and dog-like appearance before tragically becoming extinct. Ned Kelly's Last Stand remains etched in Australian folklore. The notorious bushranger fought fiercely against colonial authority, leaving an indelible mark on Australia's history of rebellion. Jim Pike, an esteemed Australian jockey, formed an unbreakable bond with his legendary horse Phar Lap. Together they conquered racetracks worldwide and became national icons. The iconic Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge stand tall as symbols of architectural brilliance in New South Wales' capital city. These landmarks have become synonymous with Australia's vibrant culture and breathtaking landscapes. Over millions of years, continental drift shaped our planet's landmasses into what we know today. Australia played a significant role in this process as it separated from other continents around 250 million years ago. The construction of Sydney Harbour Bridge by G. H Davis stands as a testament to human ingenuity and engineering marvels that connect communities across vast distances. Throughout history, Australians have stood proudly alongside defenders of the Empire - serving valiantly within British Army, Navy, and Airforce ranks - showcasing unwavering loyalty to their nation. Her Majesty's Australian Ship (HMAS) Melbourne (21) represents Australia's naval prowess while safeguarding its shores through decades of service protecting maritime interests at home and abroad.