One of the earliest settlers to plant grapes in the new colony was the explorer Gregory Blaxland (1778-1853). In 1816 he planted vines at "Brush Farm" in the Parramatta area, near present-day Eastwood. Blaxland is recognized as the first exporter of wine from Australia when in 1822 he sent a pipe of red wine fortified with brandy to England.
Sister Elizabeth Kenny - She was an unaccredited Australian nurse who promoted a new approach to the treatment of poliomyelitis. Kenny's principles of muscle rehabilitation became the foundation of physical therapy, or physiotherapy.
In remembrance of the Union and Confederate soldiers who served in the American Civil War, the Liljenquist Family donated their rare collection of over 700 ambrotype and tintype photographs to the Library of Congress.
17 of History’s Most Rebellious Women Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar Nobel Peace laureate Aung San Suu has been the foremost leader in the effort to democratize the Southeast Asian nation as well as a courageous advocate for human rights and peaceful revolu
28 Amazing Vintage Photographs That Capture Telephone Switchboard Operators at Work from the Past
12 Historical Women Who Gave No Fucks
It is quite possible that no one has ever given less of a fuck in a photograph than mountaineer Annie Smith Peck.Peck scaled all the major mountains of Europe, then went to South America, where in 1908 she was the first person to scale Peru's highest peak, Mt Huscaran, gaining international acclaim.She was also an influential scholar, writing multiple books and lecturing around the world. She kept climbing until the age of 82.Oh, and she didn't wear the long skirts expected of women at the…
Daisy Bates – was an Australian journalist, welfare worker and…
"A Gin & Piccaninny" (old terms for a an Australian Aboriginal woman and an Aboriginal child). Are these derogatory names? Photo taken between 1868 and Part of Scrapbook, Australia, collected by C. Allen during a journey around the world
[cabinet card of Mary Walker wearing her medal of honor], Collins Studio “ “An 1855 graduate of Syracuse Medical College, Mary Walker was an author and early feminist who gained distinction during the Civil War as a humanitarian, surgeon.