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A selection of historical Australian images, maps and illustratoins from the 1800s to more contemporary 1990s

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Ned Kelly in the Gaol Hospital at Melbourne Featured Historical Australia Image

Ned Kelly in the Gaol Hospital at Melbourne

Ned Kelly in the Gaol Hospital at Melbourne. Edward "Ned" Kelly (June 1854 to 11 November 1880) was an Australian bushranger of Irish descent. His legacy is controversial; some consider him to be a murderous villain, while others view him as a folk hero and Australia's equivalent of Robin Hood. The Graphic, 1880

© duncan1890

Koala and wombat in Australia illustration 1896 Featured Historical Australia Image

Koala and wombat in Australia illustration 1896

The koala ( Phascolarctus cinereus )is an arboreal herbivorous marsupial native to Australia. It is the only extant representative of the family Phascolarctidae and its closest living relatives are the wombats, which comprise the family Vombatidae.
The common wombat ( Phascolomys ursinus ), also known as the coarse-haired wombat or bare-nosed wombat, is a marsupial, one of three extant species of wombats and the only one in the genus Vombatus.
Original edition from my own archives
Source : "Meyers Konversations-Lexikon" 1896
Drawing : Specht

© Ralf Hettler

Sugar glider and Brushtail possum illustration 1896 Featured Historical Australia Image

Sugar glider and Brushtail possum illustration 1896

Sugar glider ( Petaurus sciureus ) The genus Petaurus contains flying phalangers or wrist-winged gliders, a group of arboreal marsupials.
The common brushtail possum ( Trichosurus vulpecula ) is a nocturnal, semi-arboreal marsupial of the family Phalangeridae, native to Australia, and the second-largest of the possums.
Original edition from my own archives
Source : "Meyers Konversations-Lexikon" 1896
Drawing : Specht

© Ralf Hettler