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On the 8th October 1978 Australian motorboat racer Ken Warby became the fastest man on water travelling at 511.10 kmh in The Spirit of Australia – a boat he built in a Sydney backyard. Forty-one years later the …


Almost universally portrayed as a villain in movies and books, does this view of William Bligh stand up to scrutiny today? This lively debate challenges the stereotype, looking beyond the mutiny on the HMS Bounty to …


The question we’ll be asking in this fascinating discussion is: do extreme modern day journeys match the tenacity and skills demonstrated by William Bligh and his loyal men who, in 1789, navigated 6,500 km of …


Millions of years ago, the Earth’s oceans were home to some of the largest, fiercest and most successful predators ever! While dinosaurs ruled the land, huge prehistoric reptiles hunted the depths of the …



Nutcote is the beautiful harbourside home of May Gibbs (1877-1969), Australia's foremost children's author and illustrator and best known today for her iconic story The Complete Adventures of Snugglepot & Cuddlepie. …


Sexton's Cottage, once used for laying out bodies prior to burial, was restored and turned into a museum in 1984. It houses resources for researching the history of the cemetery and those buried there. …


The Powerhouse Museum, Australia's largest and most popular museum, is located in Darling Harbour, Sydney. Its unique and diverse collection of 385,000 objects spans history, science, technology, design, industry, …


The Autralian Museum is a great place for families to visit. The children delight at the exhibitions especially the dinosaurs. The Australian Museum is a natural history museum with an extensive Australian wildlife …


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