Convictism in Australia
Between 1788 and 1868, approximately 165,000 convicts were transported to the various Australian penal colonies by the British government.During the 17th and 18th centuries the British government tran...
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Protocol on Blinding Laser Weapons
The Protocol on Blinding Laser Weapons, Protocol IV of the 1980 Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons, was issued by the United Nations on 13 October 1995. It came into force on 30 July 1998. As ...
Constitutional Convention (Australia)
In Australian history, the term Constitutional Convention refers to four distinct gatherings.
The 1891 Constitutional Convention was held in Sydney in March 1891 to consider a draft Constitution f...
Capital punishment in Australia
Capital punishment has been formally abolished in Australia. It was last used in 1967, when Ronald Ryan was hanged in Victoria. Ryan was the last of 114 people executed in the 20th century and prior t...
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Town Planning and Development Act 1928
The Town Planning and Development Act 1928 was an Act of the Western Australian Parliament which laid down specific controls over planning at a metropolitan and local level as well as establishing mor...
Victoria Transit Patrol
Victoria Transit Patrol Department, also formerly known as Victorian Railways Investigation Division, was a state government law enforcement agency that was in charge of responding to and investigatin...
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Pacific Island Labourers Act 1901
The Pacific Island Labourers Act 1901 was an Act of the Parliament of Australia which was designed to facilitate the mass deportation of nearly all the Pacific Islanders working in Australia. Along wi...
Perth Mint Swindle
The Perth Mint Swindle is the popular name for the robbery of 49 gold bars weighing 68 kg from the Perth Mint in Western Australia on 22 June 1982. The bullion was valued at A$653,000 at that tim...
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Half-Caste Act
Half-Caste Act was the common name given to Acts of Parliament passed in Victoria and Western Australia in 1886. They became the model for legislation of Aboriginal communities throughout Australia, s...
Half-Caste Act - Wikipedia
History of Queensland
The human history of Queensland encompasses both a long Aboriginal Australian presence as well as the more recent European settlement. Before being charted and claimed for England by Lieutenant James ...
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Penal transportation
Transportation or penal transportation is the sending of convicted criminals or other persons regarded as undesirable to a penal colony. For example, France transported convicts to Devil's Island and ...
Penal transportation - Wikipedia
Australian Protective Service
The Australian Protective Service (APS) was an Australian Commonwealth agency which existed between 1984 and 2004. The APS was created by the separation of the Protective Service component of the Aust...
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Frederick Walker (native police commandant)
Frederick Walker (14 April 1820 - 19 September 1866) public servant, property manager, Commandant of the Native Police, squatter and Australian explorer.Frederick Walker is today best known as the fir...
Frederick Walker (native police commandant) - Wikipedia
Grammar Schools Act 1860
The Grammar Schools Act 1860 was passed by Queensland's first parliament in 1860 and allowed for the establishment of a grammar school in any town where £1000 could be raised locally. Between the yea...
History of New South Wales
The history of New South Wales refers to the history of the state of New South Wales and the area's preceding Indigenous and British colonial societies. The Mungo Lake remains indicate occupation of p...
History of New South Wales - Wikipedia
War Precautions Act 1914
The War Precautions Act 1914 was an Act of the Parliament of Australia which gave the Government of Australia special powers for the duration of World War I and for six months afterwards. The Act was ...
White Australia policy
The term White Australia Policy comprises various historical policies that intentionally favoured immigration to Australia from certain European countries, and especially from Britain. It came to fru...
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Protocol against the Smuggling of Migrants by Land, Sea and Air
The Protocol against the Smuggling of Migrants by Land, Sea and Air, supplementing the Convention against Transnational Organised Crime, was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 2000. It ...
History of wheat industry regulation in Australia
The Wheat/Grain Industry of Australia has been a major agricultural export industry providing significant parts of Australia with a viable industry and profitable crop for over one hundred years
A...
Australian Convict Sites
Australian Convict Sites is a World Heritage property consisting of 11 remnant penal sites originally built within the British Empire during the 18th and 19th centuries on fertile Australian coastal s...
Australian Convict Sites - Wikipedia