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Immigration card Australian

Immigration card Australian


Many Italians migrated to North Queensland and worked on the sugar cane fields, 1956 (J25, 1956/4159) Passenger records document the movement of people into and out of Australia. These records are well known and well used sources of genealogical information. Before 1948, the captain or master of all passenger ships and aircrafts was required to provide Custom authorities with…


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Aboriginal Peoples

Aboriginal Peoples


Aboriginal peoples is a collective name for the original peoples of North America and their descendants. The Canadian constitution recognizes three groups of Aboriginal peoples: Indians (commonly referred to as First Nations), Métis and Inuit. These are three distinct peoples with unique histories, languages, cultural practices and spiritual beliefs. More than 1.4 million…


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History of religion in Australia

History of religion in Australia


Last week, the High Court ruled against the current funding model of the federal government’s controversial school chaplaincy program. It s just the latest episode in a debate over education, religion and the state that goes back to the colonial era, writes Keri Phillips . There are two strands to the dispute over education, religion and funding. The first concerns the government…


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Indigenous, Aboriginal

Indigenous, Aboriginal


In a field of complex and contentious issues, understanding Aboriginal identity in Canada is one of the most challenging tasks. Perceptions of Aboriginal identity can be complex. Definitions may have legal implications that often operate in surprising ways. In this section, we go over the various ways in which Aboriginal peoples in Canada self-identify and are defined by the…


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Australian fashion history

Australian fashion history


In its current incarnation as the Rendezvous Grand, the hotel on Melbournes Flinders Street was once in fact, the Commercial Travellers Association Building. The Commercial Travellers Association Building was designed by architect Harry Tompkins in 1912 and completed in 1913. It is one of the finest and most distinct expressions of the Edwardian Baroque style in Melbourne…


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Torres Strait Culture

Torres Strait Culture


Australian Communities: Torres Strait Islander People Australia has two Indigenous Peoples, Aboriginal Australians and Torres Strait Islanders. Torres Strait Islanders come from the islands of the Torres Strait that separates the Australian mainland at Cape York from Papua New Guinea. The Strait was named after Luis Vaez de Torres, a Spanish adventurer who visited the area…


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Australian Creative

Australian Creative


Whiskas biggest campaign of the year (2009) was the relaunch of Whiskas Tasty Textures for cats, directed by James Holt. The LaB Sydney was asked to design and bring to life a believable 3D purple cat character – Whiskas’ first 3D mascot – and composite this realistically into two 30second TVCs with online collateral at The Cat Lounge (site no longer active). He’s warm and…


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