This book is a collection of virtual time-travellings back to Australia's past. Australian History Live! is a compelling look at Australian history using first person accounts as reported in the press and in journals and diaries. Included in the collection are gripping accounts of occasions both great and minor. Here you can find the heart wrenching account of a bewildered little terrier dog refusing to leave the bayoneted dead body of its master just killed at the Eureka Stockade. Read an amazing description of Bert Hinkler landing his absurdly tiny little aeroplane (he'd just flown it across.
Introduction; in high spirits and perfectly at their ease; their sensitive, long, pure-bred faces; crime fearfully depicted in their visages; they were crying and did not want to go; deck the halls with boughs of christmas bush; behold a flower from mount kosciuszko; these stupendous visitors; trespassing through extravagant sea-realms; gold! deliriously panting for the precious metal; that disgraced sunday; a prima donna in rich maroon velvet with constellations of diamonds; the gaze of the sorrowing throng above; the days of toil, the nights of agony.
Golly! old nick, nine feet tall, approaches through the fogthe greatest and most terrible fire that australia has ever known; houses smashed like eggs in a strong man's hand; what avariety of legs; suddenly guns boomed and australia was born; every day you see occurrences that bring tears to your eyes; sing on, melba, enchantress, whether woman or devil; nice position for a federal cemetery; his magnificent torso caused a deep breath ofadmiration to be drawn; rescued from unutterable misery and vice; murderous heat, then raindrops beat their drums of hope on the roof.
One has to be singularly equipped mentally to stand itsquare-faced, pale young men with accents like banjos; the supremacy of the white race goes to the devil; a dash of sensationalism; the men behaved like heroes; those wonderful dark eloquent eyes; like a huge, squat wedding cake; hinkler hinkler little star; the pawnshop windows became more and more crammed; symphony of steel; the women folk especially became intoxicated by the ballet; it appeared that the whole state was alight; i heard the bomb screaming earthward; the power of the willy-willie is amazing.
Nothing seemed to happen to him as it does to other peoplemelbourne wins its own gold medals; the home to which we can never return; you and me, we sweatand strain; i had a look at kronborg castle, at elsinore; worth more than anymoney of any sort; list of works; references; index.
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