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Consequences of Australian Colonisation

  Like many countries involved with British colonisation in the past, Australia has seen serious consequences to the introduction of new settlers. Colonisation in Australia began in 1788, when Captain Arthur Philips came to Australia with 1500 convicts, crew, and civilians in order to start a new life there. Before 1788, the Aboriginal people of…

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Current Issues in the Australian System of Higher Education

  As with higher education institutes the world over, Australian higher education institutes face the age old conundrum: how to keep their budgets down and their standards up. This Australian education essay will talk in more detail about some of the finer points of the challenges facing Australian universities today. With government funding at an…

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Symbolism Behind The Australian Flag

  The Australian flag, as we know it today, has been in use since 1901. The current design was decided on thanks to a public competition, and was the first flag to be chosen in this way in the world. To make the decision official, then Prime Minister Sir Edmund Barton raised the flag above…

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Why is Sydney Opera House a Unique Place

  Sydney Opera House, on Bennelong Point in Sydney Harbour is one of the most unique and impressive buildings you will visit. Conversely, one of the main things that make this building unique is the fact that it is so popular. Tourists flock to Sydney Opera House in their droves, even those who have no…

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Aboriginal Artist Albert Namatjira

  The artist Albert Namatjira was born on 28 July, 1902. Despite being raised in traditional Western Australian culture of the time, his birth name was Elea Namatjira. When he turned thirteen he was introduced to Aboriginal culture for the first time, and though this influence can be seen in his art, his paintings are…

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Should the Australian Flag Be Changed?

  Table of contents: Why It Should be Changed Why It Should Not Be Changed The Australian flag was designed in 1901 after a competition was held to allow Australians to design our own flag – something that had never been done before. However, 116 years on and there is a debate on why the…

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Macquarie Island

  Macquarie Island is a nature reserve which is looked after by the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service and was named after the Governor of New South Wales – Colonel Lachlan Macquarie. The island is in the southwest Pacific Ocean and situated halfway between Antarctica and New Zealand. Macquarie Island is home to a great…