Today is Australia Day. It is a national holiday, and as you read this I hope that I am still asleep in bed. It is a day for family and bar-b-cues (no, not shrimp, we call them prawns) and be grateful to having the luck to be living in this wonderful country.
Ivy Shilling, 1913
Afternoon tea in a Gilderoy giant tree, ca.1900
Antoinette Hurley knitting whilst her son, Frank Junior, plays with a stuffed toy, 1924
Bifocal glasses on a chicken at the Royal Agricultural Show, New South Wales, 6 September, 1962
Bondi beach girl 1962
Fancy dress parade of internees, Torrens Island internment camp, South Australia circa 1915
Soap making, Banka Banka Station, Northern Territory, c.1963
The First Australians by Belinda Wright, National Geographic 1988
Wombat on a trike. Cary Bay Zoo, Lake Macquarie, NSW, 1954.
Dr Penfold’s first vineyard at Magill, Adelaide for medicinal purposes circa 1958
Fern by Paula McManus
Fireplace of the first office of the Broken Hill Proprietary Company 1885 (BHP)
Ayer's Rock or Uluru