Category Archives: Australian Politics

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

Posted in Australia, Australian Politics, Colorization, Colourisation, History, Opus Loredana, Photography, USA, World War 2 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Australia, Australian Politics, Colorization, Colourisation, History, Opus Loredana, Photography, suffrage, Women | Tagged , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Chris Watson – Australia’s Youngest Prime Minister

Day 337 of Colourisation Project – April 9 Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication. Having grown up in New Zealand, he started work on the railways at the age of … Continue reading

Posted in Australia, Australian Politics, Colorization, Colourisation, History, Photography | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Mary Lee – Australia’s Unsung Suffragist

Day 283 of Colourisation Project – February 14 Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication. Australia was one of the leading countries in the world when it came to giving women the right … Continue reading

Posted in Australia, Australian Politics, Colorization, Colourisation, History, Opus Loredana, Photography, suffrage, Women, Women in Politics | Tagged , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

James Scullin – A Man of the People

Day 266 of Colourisation Project – January 28 Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication. Timing is everything in politics. Australia’s ninth Prime Minister, James Scullin was unlucky in his timing. … Continue reading

Posted in Australia, Australian Politics, Colorization, Colourisation, History, Poetry | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Edmund Barton – Australia’s First Prime Minister

Day 256 of Colourisation Project – January 18 Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication. When you stop to think that Australia’s First Prime Minister, Sir Edmund Barton, died less than 100 … Continue reading

Posted in Australia, Australian Politics, Colorization, Colourisation, History, Photography | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Dorothy Dix Talks

Day 195 of Colourisation Project – November 18 Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication. Under a sweeping overhaul of question time as promised by Victoria’s State Labor Party, Dorothy Dixer’s … Continue reading

Posted in Australia, Australian Politics, Colorization, Colourisation, History, Photography, USA, Women, Women writers | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment