Archive for the ‘Histories’ Category

Understanding our natural world

/ May 17th, 2016 / Comments Off on Understanding our natural world

The Field Naturalists Club of Victoria (FNCV) is the oldest organisation of its kind in Australia. From its beginnings in 1880, the club has been centrally involved in campaigns to conserve the natural flora and fauna of Victoria. In the

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For God’s Sake Send the Trackers

/ June 14th, 2011 / Comments Off on For God’s Sake Send the Trackers

The connections between police and Aborigines have always been strong and significant, and have many facets.  For God’s sake send the trackers details how, following the use of Queensland Aboriginal troopers during the 1879-80 hunt for the Kelly Gang, Victoria

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The Place for a Village

/ June 14th, 2011 / Comments Off on The Place for a Village

Have you ever wondered why Melbourne is located where it is? Or why it has the shape it does? The original point of settlement was about seven kilometres up the Yarra River from Port Phillip Bay. Urban development in the

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First Residents of Melbourne’s Western Region

/ June 14th, 2011 / Comments Off on First Residents of Melbourne’s Western Region

For thousands of years before Europeans settled on the land now covered by the western region of Melbourne, it was the estate of a number of Koorie clans. This publication looks at the original landscape and examines the social life of local Aboriginal people

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First People

/ June 14th, 2011 / Comments Off on First People

When Europeans first arrived in Victoria, Australia early in the nineteenth century, Aboriginal people had been living there for tens of thousands of years. The clans that lived around Port Phillip Bay and in central Victoria made up the eastern

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