Category Archives: Australia

Enemy Aliens

During the First and Second World Wars, nationals of countries at war with Australia who were living in Australia were classed as “enemy aliens”. As soon as Italy declared war on Britain and its allies on 10th June 1940, Italian nationals … Continue reading

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Flinders St Station – Melbourne Icon

Melbourne’s iconic Flinders St Station is the one thing that has remained consistent in my lifetime of inhabiting this wonderful city and when I found this old black and white image in reasonably good condition, I naturally got the urge to … Continue reading

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Look Closely

Looks can be deceptive. Photography can be deceptive. Or should I ask, “is seeing believing?” Look closely what do you see? How many horses are there in this picture? If you said one horse, you’d be wrong. Look again. There … Continue reading

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Look Down

Photographers are often reminded to diversify their camera angles by looking upwards to capture imposing perspectives of buildings or majestic canopies of trees. Whilst this is essentially a terrific suggestion especially in Melbourne, where we have many architecturally beautiful and … Continue reading

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Sir Henry Parkes ~ Father of Many

Day 355 of Colourisation Project – April 27 Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication.  He is on our $5.00 note. The Times during his lifetime described him as “the most commanding … Continue reading

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Albert Jacka – Super ANZAC

Day 354 of Colourisation Project – April 26 Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication.  He was described by Australia’s official war historian, Charles E.W. Bean, as ‘Australia’s greatest front-line soldier’. … Continue reading

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Unable to Vote But Eligible to Die ~ Lest We Forget

Day 353 of Colourisation Project – April 25 Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication.  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ WARNING:   Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers are warned that the following contains an image … Continue reading

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Rupert Brooke ~ The Soldier Poet

Day 351 of Colourisation Project – April 23 Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication.  The Turks didn’t get him…a mosquito did. English poet, Rupert Chawner Brooke, best known for his … Continue reading

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Jessie Street ~ Australian Activist Ahead of Her Time

Day 346 of Colourisation Project – April 18 Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication.  She was the only Australian woman delegate at the founding of the United Nations in 1945; … Continue reading

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Harry Chauvel – A Born Cavalry Officer

Day 344 of Colourisation Project – April 16 Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication.  Divisional armourers had been ordered to sharpen all bayonets. On October 31, 1917, Lieutenant General, Sir … Continue reading

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