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Questions about the prehistory and recent history of the continent of Australia.
There was large impact on Australia, many people died and communities felt losses. Nearly everyone had lost a loved one or knew someone that did.   Much of the Australian economy, government and society in general was transformed in World War I. Women had to replace men in the workforce, but …
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I'm a New Zealander and I'll start by pointing out what ANZAC means. It stands for Australian New Zealand Army Corps. The ANZACS were readily used by the British( being commenwealth countries of the empire ) during both WWI and WWII. Although these are the events that defined them as the ANZACS they…
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the Australian home front was affected by world war 1..the question word is how? well why ask me??????...from anonymous..
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there were many effects from the war on Australia Politically, environmentally, socially and economically these were all isses after the war. these issues lead to feminism, conscription etc  impact of Vietnam war on AustraliaThousands of refugees entered Australia between 1977 and 1978. This m…
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Answer To support to the British Empire during World War One. Answer During the "Great War" (WW I) the British lost many men in the war. To keep up their strength they got soldiers from their various colonies. Australia was one such colony. The same was true in World War II. The French also…
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Australia loved America and America loved that Australia loved it.The time span is between World War II when Australia began to switch dependence from England to America and the Viet Nam War, which Australia joined for many reasons including wanting to support America.If you want to do further resea…
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Australia's relationship was basically a business relationship excepting for the refugees coming after the Vietnam war. the Australian populace mostly did not like the refugees, but the government allowed them and spent more time and money on them than on aust citizens. This caused australians to be…
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The closeness of World War II being at Australian shores had a frightening effect upon Australia as a whole with its small, less than 10 million population post WW2, and people realized the need to blend in and grow quickly. The point of promotion re migration to Australia was to bring more to enab…
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Australia had an excellent climate and the highest per capita income worldwide during much of the 1960s - though certainly not so today. To a certain extent it is "California" with more land and less people. The primary source of immigration to Australia in the 60's was from Europe, and in particu…
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Cricket was a popular past-time in Australia in the early 1900s, and many games were played in the road outside suburban houses, as well as out in country towns. Picnics were a regular occurrence, with church groups, families or local townspeople often heading out together in horses and sulkies to …
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Australia is not a republic because it has a monarch as its head. Australia is a constitutional monarchy, parliamentary democracy, and a federation. Queen Elizabeth II is Queen of Australia and of 15 other countries (including, but not limited to: the United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand, Jamaica, et…
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Australia's relationship with Asia There were originally conflicts between Australia and certain parts of Asia such as Japan and China, particularly with the influx of Chinese during the gold rushes. Now, the alliance between Australia and Asia is stronger than ever, with many immigrants from Asi…
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- C E W Bean the official Australian WWI historian is probably the person most responsible for the ANZAC legend. He accompanied the troops to Gallipoli and later France as a war correspondent and reported from the frontlines. He believed the Australian and New Zealand soldiers were far superior to a…
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The Menzies government had committed Australia to World War 2, blindly following Britain. Our troops were committed to the war in Europe and the Middle East even though Germany was not threatening Australia. When the Japanese entered the war, there was a direct threat to Australia, and with Britain …
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Australia's foreign policy between 1901 (federation) and 1950 (the Korean war) was based upon the commonwealth. However after the formation of the Anglo-Japanese Alliance, Australia was urged by Britain to relax their foreign policy. Not quite right. The word 'Commonwealth' means the people. The peo…
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it has made us vunarable to attack from other Asian countries!!
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at this time our government was much the same as our government with the anzac legend, the kokoda trail campaign was much like the anzac legend just about the same number of people died and we honour them god bless the soldiers that fought in WWII
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Answer Conscription in Australia was in place in varying degrees from 1911. Prior to World War I, the ALP began a system of compulsory military training for all males aged between 12 and 26 from January 1 1911. ALP Prime Minister Billy Hughes attempted to introduce full conscription during WWI …
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Answer Check the question again and type in homefront as "home front".
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Main reason of the war is the expansion of Communism.The Vietnam communist party known as Vietcong accepted helped from other communist nations.Ho Chi Minh the president of North Vietnam was backed by the governments of China, Soviet Union, North Korea. The French had colonies and interests in China…
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austaralia was more closely linked with Britain in 1901 and after ww2 it asked America for help to protect itself.In the present time it is much closer to Asia.
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it was by James Naismith it springfiled Massachusetts the first time it was played was in 1891 but his football team in the winter
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Australia has introduced the Colombo plan that allows Asian students to study here. The abolishment of the White Australia Policy was also another big step in accepting Asians. There are also many counter terrorism alliences that have been formed with aisa and the recent Tsunami aid is an example of…
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The ANZACs landed in Gallipoli because of a British navigational error. Which led the ANZACs to land incorrectly according to historians. 2721 New Zealanders and 8000+ Australians were killed.
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Australia has change from speeches delivered by the Parliament
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Three Men acted as Australia's Prime Minister during 1941:Robert Menzies: 26 April 1939 - 29 August 1941Arthur Fadden: 29 August - 7 October 1941John Joseph Curtin: 7 October 1941 - 5 July 1945
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In the Australian Parliament the Serjeant is a career officer of the Department of the House of Representatives.
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Aus. Govt.'s response to communismThe Australian Government responded to the threat of communism after World War 2 in a number of different ways, using a variety of methods including signing treaties such as ANZUS and SEATO, changing the constitution and committing troops to over seas battles.By hel…
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Australia is not shaped by the USA. There are some things the Australian government tries to follow from the USA, but mostly the Australian people do not allow this. Australia has its own culture, its own agriculture, its own industry, and its own minerals. Contrary to what most outsiders think, we …
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Conscientious objectors were at the center of several highly publicised arrests that when combined with those who opposed the draft and a vocal Australian Labor Party began demonstrations against invilvement in Vietnam.
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Australia changing view of the world Australia's relationship with other "western nations" is undergoing a significant change at the moment. Even though the government appears to be strengthening its ties with the U.S. at the cost of its relationship with the U.K. this is not really the case. The…
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After World War II, Australia became a very attractive place for immigrants from Europe, especially those displaced by the ravages of war. New building projects brought many immigrants to Australia. The Snowy Mountains Hydroelectric Scheme alone offered thousands of immigrants employment in a safe c…
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The related Australian War Memorial link below lists the various wars in which Australians have been involved, and the casualties in each conflict. You will need to read through the articles at each of the links to find the numbers killed.
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Depends on what you meen by pst war. the white Australia policy was still inforce, and as such only immigration from Europe (preferably UK) was permitted. the assisted migration scheam lasted from the late 1940's till the 50's. it was not until 1973 that the white Australia policy was revoked. Probe…
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Answer The most important thing about it was that whether Australians agreed with the double dissolution at the centre of the so called constitutional crisis, or not, we went to another election without fighting in the streets as would happen in most other countries in the world. It proved th…
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Multiculturalism After World War II, migrants from Europe and Asia made Australia more multicultural. People of different colours are living in the same country and in relative harmony. Ffood is a big change. We have migrants coming in because of war, post-war rebuilding or poverty and bringing in …
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Australia is located in the southern hemisphere: that is why it is sometimes called "Down Under". The Australian continent is positioned between the Pacific and the Indian Oceans, south of Asia. It is south of Papua New Guinea, northwest of New Zealand and north of Antarctica. It is surrounded by …
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In the Australian summer of 1915, Hawaiian Duke Kahanamoku demonstrated surfing at Freshwater Beach, New South Wales (Australia).Whilst staying at Freshwater Beach, Duke made a solid board made from local timbers - introducing to Australia the craft of the ancient Hawaiian kings - surfboard riding. …
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Excuse the spam produced by idiots. In the Vietnam war, U.S troops fought "Viet Cong" in jungle environments, were vehicles were hard to use, machine-gunners were targeted first, and aircraft could only bomb from perception, much like in WWII. Viet Cong would often use Guerilla tactics, such as amb…
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Before the Vietnam War, Australia was quite racist and had the White Australia Policy (only people with white skin, round eyes and who spoke English could come into the country). When the war was over, many South Vietnamese people were left homeless. Australia felt obliged to take them in as we were…
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It was Mr Fred Custance, he flew on Thursday the 17th of march while Harry Houdini, whom it is widely believed to be the first person to fly in Australia, waited for better weather. Harry flew on the 18th not knowing about Mr Fred Custance.
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she was a feminist and suffragist, she was one of the women that fought for the right to vote, she was born in portland on the 13th of April 1869. she also became the first women in the united empire to stand for an international election, she received 5% of the ballots but was unable to secure a se…
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Noarlunga....(No-Orlunga)...."fishing place" although some suggest it means "the place with the hill". To further confuse matters it is also suggested it may be derived from nurlo-ngga-nurlo "curvature or elbow" (suggesting the shape of the river)  noarlunga is from the kaurna(pronounced garna…
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The bombing of Darwin pulled Australia into the war against Japan. Australia was totally unprepared for this attack. This bushed the country into a wartime economy which is actually advantageous for growth.
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impactsThe families were separated and violence against the war broke out in protests etc. there are two points to get you started
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Australia's involvement during the war, along with it's impact's, mirrored the US's experiences; but on a smaller scale, due to the population SIZE differences.
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how many soldiers fought in world war 1 hundreds of thousands
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Answer Australian people realised that the war had come to Australia. Before this, the war was in a far away place and didn't really effect the way they lived their daily lives.
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Answer "Busheranger" say the name has a Dutch origin. Originally, the term referred to any person (often trusted convicts) who worked in or made a living from the bush (other than people such as farmers or shepherds, who are still known as (Ebushmen.) It included hunters, wood splitters, etc…
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During World War II, women enjoyed high pay and benefits. However, the tables were turned after the war and they returned to the lower pay. This cause a feminist movement that actually changed the laws of Australia.
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The Australian government felt obligated to help out these refugees, and there was general support from the public, so when the refugees got here, most policies changed and Australia became a multicultural society. As a result of Australians' involvement in the Vietnam war we found that we had an o…
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It meant the US would respond, would declare war, and would realiate. The major consequence was Germany's declaration of War against the US since that little error in judgment opened it up to a World War. In the long term, it virtually guaranteed the Japanese loss of a Pacific Empire or even a pla…
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Australians believed that Australia was not being threatened by communism, and that the right of free speech and free association should not be restricted in a democratic country. Also, many workers saw Menzies as a greater threat and did not want him to take power away from the union- even if they …
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There are many reasons why the Americans became increasingly involved in Vietnam war. A main one being the French. They had influenced Indo-China since before world war II. Japan, in WWII, tried to get hold of Indo-China so they fought the French for it. At the beginning of the battle, it was the Fr…
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There is no simple answer to that question. Prior to 1901, Australia was made up of six self-governing colonies; New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Queensland, Western Australia and Tasmania. These colonies were ultimately under British rule from the time the First Fleet landed, in 1788, u…
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Yesthere are different aspects that divided the economy in ww1. the first reason was conscription; this was a term given to a law that was attempted to be made in ww1 times. if approved it meant that all men from 18-up would be forced to go to war. a lot of people disagreed with this and so the econ…
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During world war 1 women took on many of the manufacturing and labouring jobs that were vacated by men that went off to fight. Industry was booming and it needed a labour force. Women started to take on roles that they had never been given the oppportunity to try. Self esteem and self belief sky roc…
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Oppositions to the Vietnam War was partly attributed to greater access to uncensored information compared with previous wars and extensive television coverage. Many and most of the opposers were University students and didn't see the point in continueing a futile war. The supporters of the war were …
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Australia IS a free country. Australia is a free country. The current democratic government is the Liberal Party led by Tony Abbott. Every 4 years (or when the election is called for by the government) an election is held. In the election every Australian citizen over 18 is required to vote, whether…
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Australia's government is a federal parliamentary democracy, with the head of government given the title of Prime Minister. Australia has a constitutional monarchy based on the UK system with HM Queen Elizabeth II as Head of State. In 1999, a referendum in Australia showed that the majority of cit…
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Answer After WWII the Australian govt faced a real threat by communists.A few countries close to each other (USSR,China and Korea) were already communist controlled. During this time,the Australian govt inforced 2 policies,these were, 1.To support countries in the fight against c…
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technology has not only changed Australia but the whole world. it has made some major improvements in the last 50years and it looks like there will be a lot more in the next 100 years. for example there are many things we take for granted now that would not have existed 20,30,40 or even 50 years ago…
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Response to Communism in Australia In the response to communism within Australia, Prime Minister Robert Menzies announced a national referendum to ban the communist party. Prime Minister Menzies ask the people of Australia to vote yes or no to whether the Federal Government should gain the power to …
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It required migrants and Aboriginals to drop their culture and traditions to live the mainstream white persons way of live.
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Australia's problem Australia enters wars that don't involve it because of the other countries involved. Australia is allied to USA, Britain, New Zealand, Singapore and Malaysia. Being allied to these countries means that Australia shows support to its allies in war and other difficult times. By …
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It divided Australia as in it resulted that there were bitter debates and conflict within society at the time and within the labour government itself. The Australian socity divided into pro conscription and anti conscription. It brought to surface underlying conflicts.
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Australia was asked by the United Nations and the United States (whom we have a loyalty to since the end of World War II) to join the Korean war. (and the Vietnam War) Australia's main reason for joining the Korean war was to protect the "Domino Effect" happeniing.The Domino Effect was the way peopl…
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The SBS series First Australians produced by Rachel Perkins is a great place to start in researching this topic.       how did pemulway die
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The answer to this question is completely subjective, as an individual I can outline what I believe were the major mistakes. The whole concept of a nation such as England, forging into an unknown territory and claim it as their own, for their own purposes, I believe is, in essence wrong. This is the…
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well its obvious isn't it? all over Australia we have all different people from different races. our multiculturalnism is also show in our food. no other continent has such a wide range . you don't see Italians eating American food yet we australians eat both.we have Italian.American,jamacian.french…
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So long as you believe in nationalism Australia was invaded. the fact that the whole world was simply going through theprocess of becoming smaller as a result of improving technology and transport and weaponry meant that settlement by the technologically superior was inevitable (can you imagine Aust…
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The concept is not valid in Australia as decided by the High Court in Mabo (not Marbo) 1992.
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Australia sent B57 Canberra bomber crewmen, Infantry, Artillery, and a regiment of Centurion tanks. Australia sent over more than 50,000 men (total served) and a squadron of Centurian Tanks to assist the allies in defeating the communist forces in Vietnam.
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I will contribute a two part answer to this question.The tactical reason that troops were sent to this area was a foolish plan designed by Churchill, a mid level English military leader in 1915.The plan was to occupy the area, force the Turkish army to abandon their largest city, Istanbul/Constantin…
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The answer you want is most likely Ed Ricketts. Ricketts was a marine biologist and the inspiration for the character Doc in Cannery Row and Sweet Thursday. The two went on a marine biology expedition and published their findings in Sea of Cortez.Steinbeck was also very close to Elizabeth Otis and …
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Answer It did, World War 1 was a defining time for our country with those 4 years enough to establish the early Australian identity of mateship and courageousness. It has influenced many other identity issues through out the decades and the Austrian identity has changed a lot since then based on …
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The Vietnam War-"I was only nineteen" It is about being in the Vietnam War through the eyes of a young Townsville soldier. It relates what he experienced and and the horrific things he saw. The text of the song, for anybody looking for it, can be accessed through the link to song lyrics. I don'…
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because someone sucked a doodle and then Australian culture was born. our relation with the usa was mainly a physical one with Britain everynow and then joining in to aid Australia. But Australia firmly wanted USA as its master ________No, Australia was dependant on Britain during our early years (1…
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Because the government didn't want to have an Australian wide worry.
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ANZAC means Australia and New Zealand Armed Corps. The original Anzacs were the soldiers who landed at Gallipoli on Turkish Aegean coast, on 25 April 1915. During WWI, England wanted to eliminate Turkey from the war, draw Bulgaria and Greece into the war on their side and also find a rear guard acti…
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Very much so. ANZAC means Australia and New Zealand Armed Corps. The original Anzacs were the soldiers who landed at Gallipoli on Turkish Aegean coast, on 25 April 1915. The legend is borne of the stories of their bravery, loyalty, selflessness, feats of endurance and mateship through an horrific t…
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James Cook. He did not have a middle name.
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one impact was the mutations caused to children of the troops because of the chemicals such as agent orange that were used in vietnam. these chemicals also caused harm to our troops because it was also found to be the later cause of cancer etc. in our troops. Also, the widespread disapproval in Aus…
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Australia deployed a regiment of their Centurion tanks to Vietnam.
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The Stolen Generation In the history of Australia, this refers to mainly half-caste Aboringinal people who were removed from their parents by the government and missions, mainly between about 1900 and 1970. The forcible removal of the children had many impacts on the children that were removed. …
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in the early 1800's the children of Australia did a lot of things outdoors for fun. Some of the things were swimming, exploring and playing sports such as baseball and football. Board games was also another fun thing to entertain a child during this time.
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Australia had conscription in place and active , before the Vietnam war in 1972 ,( or somewhere close to that) in the elections, the labor party defeated the democratic party. this was due to the labor party promising to abolish conscription and allow conscripted soldiers out of the army when labor …
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The damage was mainly psychological (other than of course the death and injuries to our servicemen) as faith in government was strained for some years by the despicable act of introducing conscription for a futile war with no direct bearing on the security of Australia. This country fought two world…
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weather in ww1The weather was very bad it was hot in summer and cold in winterand soldiers faced horrendous conditionsthe troops faced conditions like1. FOOD AND WATER2. CLIMATE3. DISEASES
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Australia sent a regiment of Centurion tanks to Vietnam.
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Kevin Rudd was the Australian Prime Minister in 2010. He was elected at the end of 2007, replacing John Howard, who was Australia's second longest serving Prime Minster up to that point. He was ousted as leader of the party and Prime Minister in June 2010, becoming the first Australian Prime Ministe…
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Answer The North Vietnamese attacked in force and Vietnam was reunited as a Communist state.
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Aborigines, in general, are the first people to settle or inhabit a land.
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Answer The main parts of Whitlam's 'God Save the Queen' speech can be seen on the web link to the left. Also, you can listen to it at the second link, 'Whitlam Dismissal - Sound and Video Archives'. On the web link page, scroll down to the 'Whitlam's Kerr's Cur' line. There is a lot of other …
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There is no such thing as Australian Independence day; however, there is 'Australia Day' which is Australia's official national day and is celebrated on the 26th January. It commemorates the landing of the First Fleet in Sydney Cove on that day in 1788. Also, Anzac Day has always been special to Au…
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Australia was different because in 1914 they had a population of about fewer than 5 million people so by 1918 when war was over and about 100,000 died and more were injured and or captured.
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James Cook (not a captain) was an English sailor who charted Australia's eastern coast (the aborigines arrived thousands of years earlier, and the Macassans had been collecting trepang - sea slugs - off the northern shores for hundreds of years). The Dutch and Portuguese had already landed on Au…
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their idea of the exact importance of time was not as critical as ours so the position of the sun and the seasons were close enough for them.
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Sydney has changed greatly over that period of time. In the 1780s there was the colony of New South Wales in the city region. Then there was suburban expansion all over the county of Cumberland. Especially in south-western Sydney
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