Until the mid-60s, the Aborigines came under the Flora And Fauna Act, which classified them as animals, not human beings. This also meant that killing an Aborigine meant you weren’t killing a human being, but an animal. Horrific.

Until the the Aborigines, or Aboriginal Australians, came under the Flora And Fauna Act that classified them as animals, not human beings. This also meant that killing an Aborigine meant you weren’t killing a human being, but an animal.

A blinded Australian soldier is guided to a field hospital away from the battlefront by a Papuan native. Buna, Christmas Day, 1942.

A blinded Australian soldier (Private George Whittington) is guided to a field hospital away from the battlefront by a Papuan native (Raphael Oimbari). Buna, Northern Province, Papua New Guinea. Christmas Day, Photo by George Silk

Anzac Cove-Gallıpolı "those heroes that shed their blood and lost their lives! you are now lying in the soil of a friendly country therefore rest in pecae. there is no difference between the johnnies and mehmet's to us where they lie side here in this country of ours. you, the mothers! who sent their sons from far away countries wipe away your tears. your sons are now lying in our bosom and are in peace after having lost their lives on this land they have become our sons as well. ATATÜRK"

Day 2 - Gallipoli Anzac Cove-Gallıpolı "those heroes that shed their blood and lost their lives! you are now lying in the soil of a friendly country therefore rest in peace.

Children in Hills Reserve (Frog Hollow),Surry Hills, 1949 by Ted Hood by State Library of New South Wales collection, via Flickr

Children in Hills Reserve (Frog Hollow),Surry Hills, 1949 by Ted Hood by State Library of New South Wales collection.

Papuan native helping a wounded Australian infantryman along road away from the Buna battlefront, 1942.

A blinded Australian soldier (Private George Whittington) is guided to a field hospital away from the battlefront by a Papuan native (Raphael Oimbari). Buna, Northern Province, Papua New Guinea. Christmas Day, Photo by George Silk

George Street Sydney 1964.

Cars and buses together, negotiating busy George Street Sydney in

Footscray 1907 #history #melbourne

ON THIS DAY – May 1907 RICHMOND William Grace on Saturday night week rushed to protect a woman, who screamed that a man was assaulting her. Grace struck the woman’s assailant, A…

Bourke Street, early 1960s. From "Trams and Streetscapes, Metropolitan Melbourne 1950s-1960s"

Bourke Street, early From "Trams and Streetscapes, Metropolitan Melbourne

Early immigrants ....tent brought from England,bark lean to of local materials. From Pioneer Women by Susanna De Vries.

tent brought from England,bark lean to of local materials. From Pioneer Women by Susanna De Vries.

Circular Quay in Sydney in 1905. •State Library of NSW•

Circular Quay in Sydney in

Near the site of the military depot at Cox’s River is the grave of the baby daughter of the colour sergeant there in 1831.  Glenroy, Cox's River History - Lithgow Blue Mountains NSW.

Near the site of the military depot at Cox’s River is the grave of the baby daughter of the colour sergeant there in Glenroy, Cox's River History - Lithgow Blue Mountains NSW.

Chatswood Church of England Girls School, picnic at Fairyland, c.1924.

Chatswood Church of England Girls School, picnic at Fairyland,

The Sydney Harbour Bridge from Millers Point.

The Sydney Harbour Bridge from Millers Point.

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