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Aboriginal Law

Aboriginal Law  

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The body of rules, customs and traditions of an Aboriginal society that established standards of behaviour to be followed by the members of that society. Aboriginal customary law may describe ...
Aborigine

Aborigine  

An original inhabitant of Australia. The Aborigines comprise several physically distinct groups of dark‐skinned hunter‐gatherers who arrived in prehistoric times and brought with them the dingo. ...
age of the French Revolution

age of the French Revolution  

The ideas associated with American independence from Britain undoubtedly had an impact on a growing number of people in Scotland after 1775. Yet it was the exciting events of what ...
Antoine Raymond Joseph Bruni d' Entrecasteaux

Antoine Raymond Joseph Bruni d' Entrecasteaux  

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(1737–1793),French navigator who explored the Australian coast while searching for remains of the La Pérouse expedition. Son of Jean-Baptiste Bruni d'Entrecasteaux, president of the parlement of Aix, ...
ANZAC

ANZAC  

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ANZAC is an acronym for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps, which orginated in 1915 during World War I to signify the joint Australian and New Zealand divisions for the ...
ANZUS

ANZUS  

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An acronym given to a tripartite Pacific security treaty between Australia, New Zealand, and the USA, signed at San Francisco in 1951. Known also as the Pacific Security Treaty, it recognizes that an ...
Arthur Fadden

Arthur Fadden  

(1895–1973)Australian accountant and politician, Prime Minister in 1941 for five weeks following the resignation of Robert Gordon Menzies.
Australian Federation Movement

Australian Federation Movement  

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(1890–1900)A movement to seek federation of the six Australian colonies and (initially) New Zealand. Two pressure groups for federation were the Australian Natives' Association and the Australasian ...
British–Australian relations

British–Australian relations  

Were at first more than relations because Britain's assertions of sovereignty over the eastern half of the continent in 1788, and over the rest of the country in 1824, 1829 ...
Burns clubs

Burns clubs  

Are societies devoted to the life and work of Robert Burns. The earliest meeting of devotees of Burns took place in the summer of 1801, only five years after the ...
Caledonian societies

Caledonian societies  

Are gatherings of Scottish emigrants and exiles which act as the focus for the perpetuation and the celebration of specific aspects of Scottish national character. The most notable Caledonian society ...
Charles Sturt

Charles Sturt  

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(1795–1869)Australian explorer and public servant, born in Chunar‐Ghur, Bengal, son of an East India Company judge. Educated in England, including two years at Harrow School, he joined the army ...
children of Dickens

children of Dickens  

Dickens had ten children, who, on the whole, pleased him more as youngsters than they did as adults. The eldest was Charles (known as Charley), born 1837. Angela Burdett Coutts ...
Christianity in South Pacific

Christianity in South Pacific  

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The LMS sent evangelists who started work in Tahiti in 1797 and rapidly extended it. Many other bodies have played a smaller part in attempts to evangelize the Pacific Islanders, notably Wesleyan ...
Clearances of the Highlands and Islands

Clearances of the Highlands and Islands  

The Highland Clearances are one of the most evocative and symbolic but least understood episodes of Scottish history. The evocation and symbolism have perhaps contributed to the lack of perspective ...
Constitution

Constitution  

In written form provide for the governance of the states and the Commonwealth. The state constitutions date from the time the colonies achieved self-government: Victoria, 1855; NSW, 1855; SA, 1856 ...
continent

continent  

One of the seven major land areas on the Earth, which are North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, and Antarctica.
Disciples of Christ

Disciples of Christ  

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A religious body which began in the United States of America among Presbyterians concerned for evangelism on the American frontier in the 19th cent., particularly Alexander Campbell and Barton W. ...
Donald Mackay

Donald Mackay  

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(1870–1958),known as the “last Australian explorer,” also led an expedition to Papua. Donald George Mackay was born at Yass in New South Wales, a son of the pastoralist Alexander ...
Douglas MacArthur

Douglas MacArthur  

(1880–1964)US general. He was in command of US (later Allied) forces in the SW Pacific during World War II. He formally accepted Japan's surrender in 1945, and administered that country during the ...

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