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WeblogOz Archive1

Port Pirie - Things To Do
Carn Brae
The National Trust Museum
Port Pirie Golf Club
The Port Pirie Regional Art Gallery
Whyalla - Things To Do
Port Lowly Lighthouse
Cuttlefish Capital Tours
Whyalla Fauna and Reptile Park
Steelworks Tour
Hummock Hill Lookout
Whyalla Maritime Museum
Port Augusta - Things To Do
Wadlata Outback Centre
The Homestead Park Pioneer Museum
Port Augusta Visitor Information Centre
Pichi Richi Railway
The Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden
Water Tower Lookout
Adelaide - Shopping
Rundle Mall
JamFactory
Boomerang Art - Aboriginal Art Gallery
Youthworks
The Opal Mine
Miss Gladys Sym Choon Emporium
The Myer Centre
Henry Buck's
David Jones
Adelaide Central Market
Adelaide Exchange Jewellers
Burnside Village Shopping Centre
Port Pirie - Dining Out
Port Pirie
Whyalla - Dining Out
Whyalla
Port Augusta - Dining Out
Port Augusta
Adelaide - Things To Do
Adelaide Tours
Koala Air Safari's
Whale Air
The Cedars
Platform 1 Heritage Farm Railway
Woodhouse Activity Centre
The National Motor Museum
Mt Lofty Summit
The SteamRanger Tourist Railway
Just Cruisin 4WD Tours
Ecotrek
Cultural Tourism Professionals
Aussie Heritage Tours 4WD
Cudlee Creek Golf Course
Adelaide Sightseeing
Adelaide Dive Centre
Adelaide - Dining Out
Adelaide
Mount Isa - Things To Do
Tourist Information
Tent House
The John Middlen Museum
Kalkadoon Tribal Centre
Tours of Mount Isa
The Buffs Club
Riversleigh Fossils Museum and Tourist Centre
Lloyd of the Outback
Mackay - Things To Do
Forest Flying
Clarke Range
Mackay Town Hall
Lamberts Beach
Harbour Beach
Greenmount Homestead
Grasstree Beach
Eimeo Beach
Dolphin Heads
Golf Courses
Cathu State Forest
Bucasia Beach
Blacks Beach
Artspace Mackay
Niteclubs
Ball Bay
Maryborough - Things To Do
Rosehill Homestead
Queens Park In Maryborough
Moon River Gallery
Mavis Bank
Grand Shirl's Doll and Toy Museum
Charlcombe
Brennan And Geraghty's Store Museum
Maryborough Heritage City Markets
Barambah Ridge Winery
The Wharf Street Precinct
Bond Store Museum
Baddow House
Toowoomba - Things To Do
Toowoomba Middle Ridge Golf Club
Tenpin Bowling
Adrenalin Climbing Gym
Clifford Park Racecourse
Flypast Museum Of Australian Army Flying
Jondaryan Woolshed
Greenridge Botanicals
Toowoomba Japanese Garden
Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery
Highfields Orchid Park
Steele Rudd's Shingle Hut
Cobb & Co. Museum
Brisbane - Shopping
Brisbane - Things To Do
Queensland Museum South Bank
Hay Cottage Arts & Crafts
Boggo Road Gaol
Watugo Tours
Straddie Kingfisher Tours
Helicopters Brisbane
Champagne Breakfast flights
Roma Street Parkland
Queensland Maritime Museum
Queensland Art Gallery
Parliament House
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Dreamworld
Brisbane's Alma Park Zoo
The Brisbane Botanic Gardens - Mt Coot-tha
The Big Pineapple
Australia Zoo
Southbank Parklands
Mount Isa Dining Out
Mount Isa
Mackay - Dining Out
Mackay
Maryborough - Dining Out
Maryborough
Toowoomba Dining Out
Toowoomba
Brisbane - Dining Out
Brisbane City South - Dining Out
Brisbane City East - Dining Out
Brisbane City Centre - Dining Out
Brisbane
Cairns - Things To Do
Paradise Palms Golf Course
Mirage Country Club
Wet Tropics Safaris
Flecker Botanic Gardens
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Mt Whitfield Conservation Park
Lizard Island National Park
Green Island National Park
Fitzroy Island National Park
Cairns Beaches
Raft'n'Rainforest Company
Cairns Parasail & Jet skis
Foaming Fury
Cairns Dive Centre
The Cairns Fishing Guide
SS Louisa Calm Water Cruises
Rainbow Cruises
Australian Bluewater Charters
Tiger Moth Scenic Flights
The Minjin
AJ Hackett Bungy Experience
Raging Thunder
Hot Air Cairns
Champagne Balloon Flights
Cape York Motorcycle Adventures
Blazing Saddles
Sunlover Cruises
Passions of Paradise
Shaolin
Tusa Dive
Explorer Ventures
Billy Tea Bush Safaris
Paul's Parchuting
Cairns - Shopping
The Cairns Night Market
Evert Opals
Paragon Jewellery
Studio 8 Glass
Glass Temptations
Reef Gallery
Spirit Of The North Gallery
Bolands Centre
Cairns Central Shopping
The Pier Marketplace
Cairns - Dining Out
Cairns
Port Macquarie - Things To Do
Sea Acres Rainforest Reserve
Port Macquarie Observatory
High Adventure
Coastal Skydivers
Port Macquarie Bays and Beaches
Port Macquarie Sea Kayak
Port Macquarie Kayak Adventures
Bellrowan Valley Horse Riding
Timbertown Heritage Theme Park
Mid North Coast Maritime Museum
Macquarie Nature Reserve Roto House
Port Macquarie Historical Courthouse
ARK Adrenalin Rush Karting
Billabong Koala And Aussie Wildlife Park
Odyssey Fishing Charters
Ocean Star
Cruise Adventures
Port Macquarie Camel Safaris
Dunbogan Boatshed & Marina
International Fighter Flight Centre
Centre of Gravity - Indoor Adventure Centre
Markets
Port Macquarie Golf
Port Macquarie - Dining Out
Port Macquarie
Albury - Things To Do
Albury Regional Art Gallery
Parklands (Albury Wodonga)
Monument Hill Lookout
Ettamogah Sanctuary Inc
Albury War Memorial
Albury Regional Museum
Albury Botanic Gardens
Albury - Dining Out
Albury
Katoomba - Things To Do
Balloon Aloft
The Edge Cinema
Leura Cascades
Scenic World Blue Mountains
Norman Lindsay Gallery and Museum
The Purse Museum
Blue Mountains National Park
Katoomba - Shopping
Western Shoe Store
The Original Soap Shop
Scenic World Souvenir Shop
Silvery Moon
Katoomba Camera House
Katoomba Florist
Finest Florist
Katoomba - Dining Out
Katoomba
Wollongong - Things To Do
Greater Union Cinemas
Wollongong - Beaches and Rock Pools
Russell Vale Golf Course
Wollongong Botanic Garden
Wollongong Golf Club
United Divers
Science Centre and Planetarium
Leisure Coast Scootcar Hire
Hangdog Climbing Gym
Adrenalin Sports Skydiving
Illawarra Performing Arts Centre
Wollongong City Gallery
Wollongong - Shopping
Surf, Dive & Ski
Supporters World
Wollongong City Centre & Crown St Mall
Wollongong Central
Wollongong - Jewellers
Spotlight
Danoz Directions
Classic Moments
Granny Mays
M & Michael's Footwear
Athletes Foot
Just Jeans
Jeans West
Badrans
Events
Esprit
Rebel Sport
Priceline
Grace Bros
Best and Less
Lotus Bookshop
Phantom Zone
Angus & Robertson
Wollongong - Pubs and Nightclubs
Wollongong - Dining Out
Wollongong
Newcastle - Things To Do
Outback Art
Newcastle Golf Club
Go Karts Go
Kooragang Wetland
Cooks Hill Galleries
Newcastle Regional Museum
Newcastle - Beaches
Merewether Ocean Baths
Newcastle Ocean Baths
Christ Church Anglican Cathedral
Region Art Gallery
Captain Cook Memorial Fountain
Queens Wharf Tower
Macquarie Pier / Nobbys Headland
Obelisk
Fort Scratchley Millitary Museum
Bogey Hole
Yuelarbah Track
Newcastle Region Maritime Museum
Newcastle - Dining Out
Newcastle
Sydney - Things To Do
Sydney - Beaches
Sydney Tower At Centrepoint
Matilda Cruises
Captain Cook Cruises
Chinese Garden
Taronga Zoo
Sydney Aquarium
Featherdale Wildlife Park
Spirit
Scenic World
Penrith Whitewater Stadium
Oz Trek Adventure Tours
Oceanworld Manly
Harbour Jet
BridgeClimb
Fox Studios Australia
IMAX Cinema
Sydney - More Museums
Liverpool Regional Museum
Sydney Jewish Museum
Sydney - Shopping
Sydney - Book Shops
Aboriginal Art Galleries
Sydney Markets
Northbridge Shopping Plaza
The Strand Arcade
The Broadway Shopping Centre
Skygarden Centre
Queen Victoria Building (QVB)
Opera Quays
Harbourside Shopping Centre
Direct Factory Outlets
Sydney - Jewellers
Michael Berton Jewellery
Ariss
A & H Australian Opal House
Oroginale Jewellery
J K Creations
Sherman Opals
Raphael Jewellers
Taylors Shoes
Begi Shoes
Andiamo Design
Market City
Tradition Country Clothing
Sue Rice Swimwear
Sydney - Shopping Tours
Chifley Plaza
St Ives Shopping Village
Curioshop
That Art of Wine & Food
Sydney - Dining Out
Sydney Dining Out - Sydney West
Sydney Dining Out - Sydney South
Sydney Dining Out - Sydney Northside
Sydney Dining Out - Sydney Northern Beaches
Sydney Dining Out - Sydney Inner West
Sydney Dining Out - Sydney East
Sydney
Burnie - Shopping
Markets in and around Burnie
Kleins Jewellery
Best and Less
Showcase Jewellers
Kodak Express in K-Mart
Angus & Robertson
Devonport - Shopping
Best and Less
Showcase Jewellers
Kodak Express in K-Mart
Angus & Robertson
Burnie - Dining Out
Devonport - Dining Out
Burnie
Devonport
Launceston - Things To Do
Seahorse World
Franklin House
Cable Hang Glider
Under Down Under Tours
Nocturnal Tours
Island Escape Tours
Grubb Shaft Gold & Heritage Museum
Tassietrail
Launceston Lakes Trout Fishing
Narawntapu National Park
Launceston Planetarium
J Boag and Son Brewery
The Penny Royal World & Gunpowder Mill
Waverley Woollen Mills
The Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery
The Old Umbrella Shop
Aquarius Roman Baths
Tasmanian Expeditions


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Launceston - Dining Out
Launceston
Hobart - Things To Do
Despard Gallery
Tasmanian Wild River Adventures
Devil's Playground Ecotours
4X4 tours
Par Avion Wilderness Tours
Tasmanian Seaplanes
The Bligh Museum
Port Arthur
Aqua Scuba
Tasmania Trout & Fly Fishing Centre
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Antarctic Adventure
Bonorong Park Wildlife Centre
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
Fudge Factory and Historic Garden Tours
The Cascade Brewery Tours
Cadbury Chocolate Factory Tour
Hobart - Shopping
Treasures Of Tasmania
The Tasmania Shop
The Tasmanian Wine Centre
Aeroplane Records
Penny's Flowers
Masterpiece Fine Art Gallery
Book Shops
Salamanca Market
Hobart - Film, Theatre and Concert Halls
Hobart - Bars, clubs and live music
Hobart - Dining Out
Hobart
Bendigo - Shopping
Bendigo Pottery Tourist Complex
Big W
Shoe Shops
Bendigo Books
The Bendigo Gold Shop
Bendigo Markets
Lansell Plaza Shopping Centre
Bendigo Marketplace
Bendigo - Things To Do
Goldrush Ballooning Pty. Ltd.
Airsports Skydiving Academy
Bendigo Goldfields Experiences
Life Adventure Park
Ironbark Riding Centre
Chinese Joss House
Gold Mining Tour
Shamrock Hotel Tour
Discovery Science and Technology Centre
Bendigo Double Deck Bus Tours
Sacred Heart Cathedral
The Golden Dragon Museum
Bendigo Tramways
Bendigo - Bars and Nightlife
Bendigo - Dining Out
Bendigo
Ballarat - Things To Do
Swimming Pools
4 Majors Indoor Mini Golf
Midlands Golf Club
Yuulong Lavender Estate
The Tangled Maze
Sovereign Hill
Kryal Castle
Gold Museum
Eureka Centre
Community Adventure Playground
Blood on the Southern Cross
Ballarat Vintage Tramway and Museum
The Ballarat Rail Promotion Group
Ballarat Wildlife Park
Ballarat Fine Art Gallery
Adam Lindsay Gordon Cottage
Ballarat - Shopping
Mt Lonarch Gallery and Lonarch Arts
Shopping Centres
The Embroidery Shoppe
Markets
Sovereign Needlework
The Mining Exchange Gold Shop
Woolshed Clothing
Nonesuch
Makers on Mair
Gails Patchwork Emporium
Exhale
Book Shops
Springmount Pottery and Gallery
Ruth Howlett Collectables
Country Mouse
Antique Effects
Ballarat - Dining Out
Ballarat
Geelong - Things To Do
Sea All Charters -seals & dolphins
Shearer's Arms Gallery
Fairy Park
Tiger Moth World Adventure Park
Bellarine Adventure Golf
A Maze N Things
Adventure Park
Koombahla Park Horse Riding
Ocean Grove Nature Reserve
Jirrahlinga Koala & Wildlife Sanctuary
Gabbinbar Animal & Wildlife Park
Serendip Sanctuary
Barwon Park
Barwon Grange
Queenscliff Historical Centre
Barunah Plains
The Heights
Geelong Botanical Gardens
Geelong Naval & Maritime Museum
Geelong Historical Records Centre
The National Wool Museum
Surfworld Australia
Portarlington Mill
Queenscliff Maritime Museum
Narana Creations
Geelong Art Gallery
Old Geelong Gaol
The Ford Discovery Centre
Geelong - Shopping
Suburban Scene
Retail Heart
Bay City Plaza
Planet X
Auburn Antiques
Geelong - Bars
Geelong - Dining Out
Geelong
Dandenong - Things To Do
Noble Park Swim Centre
Alex Wilkie Nature Reserve
Greaves Reserve
Coomoora Reserve
Burden Park
Dandenong Park
Dandenong - Dining Out
Dandenong - Shopping
Dandenong Plaza
Dandenong Market
Dandenong
Melbourne - Things To Do
Melbourne - Bars and Clubs
Port Campbell National Park
Top Down Tours
Royal Melbourne Golf Club
Yara Bend Public Golf Course
Melbourne by Balloon
Polperro Dolphin Swims
Heronswood
Gunnamatta Equestrian Centre
Ace Hi Ranch & Wildlife
Melbourne City Sights Tour
Melbourne Town Hall
Victoria's Open Range Zoo
Healesville Sanctuary
Melbourne Zoo - Royal Park
Melbourne Planetarium
Luna Park
Phillip Island - Penguins
Polly Woodside Melbourne Maritime Museum
Old Melbourne Gaol
Melbourne Observation Deck - Rialto Towers
Melbourne Docklands
Melbourne Aquarium
Flinders Street Railway Station & Mu
Enterprize Landing Memorial
Crown Casino Complex
Fitzroy Gardens
Chinatown
Melbourne - Shopping
Flemington Up Market
The Sunday Market
Shoemakers
Esprit
Sportsgirl
Portmans
Collette Dinnigan
Rochi's Opals
Johnston Opals
Melbourne Central
Shopping Spree Tours
Melbourne Internet Cafe's
Southgate
Queen Victoria Market
Original & Authentic Aboriginal Art
Caroline Smith Portfolio
Body Map Australia
Aboriginal Art
Melbourne - Dining Out
Melbourne
Kalgoorlie - Things To Do
Kalgoorlie Goldfields Visitor Centre
Kalgoorlie - More Things To Do
Goldfields Air Services
Western Australian Museum
Yamatji Bija - Come Friends! Aboriginal Bush Tours
Geoff Smith's Bush Tours
Goldfields Ten Pin Pool & Snooker Centre
Goldfields Arts Centre
Airfields Horse Riding Centre
Kalgoorlie - Dining Out
Kalgoorlie-Boulder
Port Hedland - Things To Do
Dingo's Treks
Whale Watching
Eighty Mile Beach
Karijini National Park
Don Rhodes Mining Museum
Royal Flying Doctor Base
The Two Mile Ridge Aboriginal carvings
Observation tower
Port Hedland - Dining Out
Port Hedland
Broome WA - Things To Do
Cable Beach
LizArt Broome Tours
Airborne Adventures
Kimberley Gateway Safaris
Pearl Luggers
Willie Creek Pearls Tours
Broome Camel Safaris
Broome Turf Club
Spirit Of Broome Hovercraft Flights
Broome WA - Dining Out
Broome WA - Shopping
Bright Eyes Sunglasses
Digipics
Wood'B'Best
Monsoonal Blues gifts & homewares
Broome Threads
Chinatown Natural Healing Centre
Georgia Morgan
LizArt Broome Tours
Willie Creek Pearls
StoneRage
Deep Sea Moonlight Pearls
Macs Art Shoppe
Harambee Hair International
Boulevard Shopping Centre
Broome
Fremantle- -Things To Do
Trams West Pty Ltd
Fremantle Arts Centre
Rottnest Island
Whalers Tunnel
Round House
The Moores Building
The Shipwrecks Museum
The Maritime Museum
Fremantle History Museum
Army Museum
Spare Parts Theatre Company
Harbour Theatre Company
Deckchair Theatre Company
Dancing and Bars
Fremantle Cinemas
Rottnest Island Ecoboat
Rottnest Yacht Charters
Fremantle Prison
Fremantle - Shopping
More Shops
Book Stores
Creative Native
Japingka Gallery
Bannister Street Craftworks
E Shed Markets
Fremantle Markets
Fremantle - Dining Out
Fremantle
Perth - Things To Do
Perth - Things To Do - In and On The Water
Perth - Things To Do - In The Air
Perth - Things To Do - On the Land
West Australian Paragliding Academy
WA Skydive Academy
Griffin Helicopters
Preston Helicopter Services
Windward Balloon Adventures
Rottnest Air-Taxi
Active Safaris
The Calamunnda Camel Farm
Swan Valley Tours
Australian Pinnacle Tours
Western Australia Motorcycle Adventure Tours
Swim With Wild Dolphins
Capricorn Kayak Tours
Starsand Yacht Luxury Charter
Western Blue Sea kayak
Rivergods
Boat Torque cruises
WA Fishing Charters
Mills Charters
Deluxe Chauffeured Limousines WA
Academy Limousines
Art Galleries
Paintball Skirmish
Scitech Discovery Centre
Perth Zoo
Marapana Wildlife World
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Hip-e Club
Dolphin Discovery Centre
Perth Diving Academy
Nitrox Scuba Diving
Exmouth Diving Centre
Dolphin Scuba Diving
Barrakuda Dive Centre
Adventure World
Hoyts Cinema City - Perth
Hoyts CineCentre - Perth
Greater Union Cinema
Fairlanes City
Perth - Shopping
The Bra Bar
Artemis Gifts
Zsu Zsi Hartman Art Studios
The Peter Kovacsy Studio
Indigenart - The Mossenson Gallery
Art Gallery of Western Australia
Stitchers Corner
Mainpeak
Lotsa Books
Dymocks Book Store
Dazzlers Acrylic Nails
Didgeridoo
Australain Souvenirs
Lucy Parrot
A Question of Time
Perth - Dining Out
Perth
Alice Springs - Shopping
Travelbaggers
Alice Springs Discount Souvenir Store
Don Thomas Stockman Outfitters & Saddlery
Desert Wave Australia
Desert Dwellers
Coles - Alice Springs Shopping Centre
Centre Souvenirs
The First and Last Place to Shop!
Ininti Café & Souvenirs
CAAMA
Alice Springs - Things To Do
Alice Springs - Adventure
Murray Cosson's Australian Outback Flights
Glen Helen Resort
Desert Park Transfers
Alice Springs Tour Professionals
Harley Adventures
Alice Springs Balloon Flights
Alice Springs - Places of Interest
Mt Ebenezer Roadhouse
Kings Creek Station
Curtin Springs Station
The Date Farm
Standley Chasm
School of the Air
Royal Flying Doctor Service Of Australia
Red Centre Dreaming
Pyndan Camel Tracks
Road Transport Hall of Fame
Lightning Ridge Opal Mines
Hermannsburg Historic Precinct
Frontier Camel Tours
Central Australian Heritage Railway
Sounds of Starlight Theatre
Alice Springs Turf Club
Alice Springs Telegraph Station
Alice Springs Reptile Centre
Alice Springs Cultural Precinct
Alice Springs - Aboriginal Galleries and Tours
Warumpi Arts
Wallace Rockhole
The Original Dreamtime Gallery
Red Sand Art Gallery
Mbantua Gallery
Maruku Arts Gallery
Keringke Arts
Gallery Gondwana
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Dining Out
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Darwin - Things To Do
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Vivs Sportfishing & Wilderness Fishing Safaris
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Just One More Cast
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Coral Divers Tours
Top Notch Fishing
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Darwin Golf Club
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Zone 3 Canberra Laser Games
Phillip Ice Skating Centre
National Equestrian Centre - Kerrabee
Forest Park Riding & Equitation School
Grand Prix Karting
Bush N' Tucker 4WD Tours
ACT - Ten Pin Bowling
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AMF Woden Ten Pin Bowl
Queanbeyan Ten Pin Bowl
AMF Belconnen Ten Pin Bowling Centre
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Queensland (Qld.)
Friday, May 09 2003 @ 06:52 AM BST
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Source: www.qld.gov.au

The Queensland we know today has been shaped by events of the past and the people who pioneered its development as an independent State.

The oral tradition of Aboriginal people, passed down through myths and legends of the Dreaming, tells us that they lived in what we now know as Queensland for many thousands of years prior to European settlement. It is difficult to know precisely when Aboriginal people first arrived in Queensland. Archaeological sites in southern Australia have been firmly dated to around 40,000 years. In Queensland, many sites 15,000 to 30,000 years old have been excavated.

There are differing theories as to how Aboriginal habitation occurred. Some suggest the earliest Aborigines settled along the coast and estuaries. Others believe the woodland sites with their abundance of food and water were first settled, allowing the Aborigines to develop the skills that later enabled them to occupy arid inland. The Queensland of 40,000 years ago was very different from today. Temperatures were cooler and most of Queensland was covered by forest and treed grasslands. Lake Carpentaria dominated what is now the Gulf of Carpentaria.

Increasing aridity shrank the forests and expanded the dry grasslands. Aborigines adapted to these conditions, resulting in a mixture of lifestyles throughout Queensland. Research shows that Aborigines were knowledgeable and sophisticated managers of resources. Aboriginal people arranged themselves into complex social and territorial groupings that varied throughout the continent. The diversity of art styles and ceremonies show that the Aboriginal lifestyle was more than mere survival. These people had spiritual, economic and social practices.

Aboriginal people in Queensland traded extensively over short and long distances, exchanging items such as dilly bags, spear throwers, and fighting shields for necklaces, boomerangs and axe heads. Prior to non-indigenous settlement, it is estimated that there were more than 90 indigenous languages in Queensland.

Queensland was first seen by Europeans in the 1600s. Dutch explorers Willem Jansz and Jan Carstens arrived at the Gulf of Carpentaria and Cape York Peninsula in 1606 and 1623 respectively. An Englishman, Lieutenant James Cook, is acknowledged as the first European to encounter Queensland's east coast in 1770 in HMS Endeavour. When non-indigenous settlement occurred it was not for reasons of high principle or sentiment as in North America, but rather to establish a penal settlement.

Queensland's early days were spent as part of the British-administered Colony of New South Wales which, at that time, occupied a large part of the Australian continent. Brisbane was established in 1825 as a penal settlement for the more intractable convicts. The Brisbane penal settlement was officially closed in 1839 and the land was prepared for sale for permanent settlement.

As Queensland's economic significance increased and its productivity and population expanded, a separate sense of identity emerged. The people of Queensland began to realise the importance of Brisbane as a port and urban centre. Brisbane had become the dominant urban centre of the north, linked by land with the northern pastoral settlements and by sea with Sydney and London. The physical remoteness of Queensland from the centre of government in New South Wales and disquiet with the maintenance of public infrastructure, further contributed to a desire for independence.

In 1851 a public meeting was held to consider Queensland's separation from New South Wales. Queen Victoria gave her approval and signed Letters Patent on June 6 1859 to establish the new colony of Queensland. On the same day an Order-in-Council gave Queensland its own Constitution. Queensland became a self-governing colony with its own Governor, a nominated Legislative Council and an elected Legislative Assembly. June 6 is now celebrated by Queenslanders as the day acknowledging the birth of Queensland. On December 10, Queensland's first Governor, Sir George Ferguson Bowen, officially proclaimed Queensland to be a separate colony from New South Wales.

After separation, towns outside Brisbane began to develop. In 1860 Ipswich and Rockhampton were officially declared towns. Maryborough and Warwick followed in the next year.

Queensland's first elections were held in 1860. Robert George Wyndham Herbert led the first elected government as Premier. On May 29 of that year, Queensland Parliament opened for the first time. Immigration, communications and development issues broadly occupied Queensland's early politics. The railway network extended as towns demanded their own link.

One of the earliest resolves of the new parliament was to increase the population of the new colony as rapidly as possible. A land-order system was devised to attract new settlers. As a result, over three years, nearly 25,000 people landed in Queensland lured by the prospect of becoming landed proprietors.

The discovery of payable gold near Rockhampton was to be the first of many successful discoveries that spurred development in Queensland and helped to protect the State from the effects of the 1866 Depression.

Queensland pioneered the state secondary education system in the early 1860s when the government subsidised municipalities to set up grammar schools - the first free education in Australia. In 1866 Queensland Treasury banknotes were issued for the first time.

The Constitution Act 1867 (Qld) defined the formal institutions of Government including parliament and the executive government. The Act locates executive power with the Governor, representing the Crown and Executive Council, which consists of the current Ministers appointed by the Governor. The Constitutional powers of the executive government, including summoning and dissolving parliament, appointing and dismissing Ministers and assenting legislation passed by the houses of parliament, are defined in the Constitution Act.

In 1876 the current design of the Queensland Flag was officially adopted. Local government was established in 1879 with the passage of the Divisional Boards Act.

By 1891, wool had become an enormous industry in Australia. The pay rates and conditions under which shearers worked fuelled discontent which erupted into the shearers' strike when a Darling Downs Station employed non-union men. Thousands of shearers refused to work. The potential for revolution dissolved when Aborigines, Kanaka Islanders and Chinese immigrants were enlisted to work for even cheaper wages. The strike is remembered as an event that created camaraderie among Australian workers from all backgrounds and launched labour politics.

As fears were expressed that Aboriginal people in Queensland faced extinction, the Government resolved to establish new governmental reserves to accommodate the remaining tribes throughout the State. In 1897, the Aboriginal Protection and Restriction of the Sale of Opium Act was passed, authorising the removal of Aboriginal people to reserves (these powers of removal continued until 1971 when the Act was amended).

Just over four decades of autonomy elapsed before Federation, on 1 January 1901, created the union of the Commonwealth of Australia. The majority of Queenslanders voted 'yes' to a referendum asking whether Queensland should join the Federation. Once this referendum was passed, Queensland lost its colonial status and became a State.

There have been few fundamental changes to the government structures established by the original colonial Constitution Acts. Notable changes included:
the gradual introduction of universal adult suffrage for parliamentary elections;
the abolition of the Queensland Legislative Council in 1922;
the abolition, in 1965, of restrictions denying Australian Aborigines the right to vote. However, it was not until 1971 that voting for Aborigines was made compulsory.

Aborigines today are part of a dynamic, living culture with strong traditional beliefs. There are now a number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander councils around Queensland who liaise with Aboriginal communities to provide administrative and cultural support.

Unlike the Commonwealth Government, the legislative authority of the State parliaments is defined broadly. Section 2 of the Constitution Act 1867 authorises the Queensland Parliament 'to make laws for the peace, welfare and good government of the colony in all cases whatsoever'. These broad powers were confirmed by the Australia Act 1986, which declared that the legislative powers of each State Parliament 'include full power to make laws for the peace, order and good government of that State'.

Queensland today has one of the strongest economies in Australia. The State has prospered through agriculture, mining and, more recently, tourism. In 1996 tourist expenditure in Queensland had a higher contribution to the Gross State Product than both mining and agriculture.

The third largest State in Australia, Queensland has consistently had the highest growth rate since 1971, with rates twice the Australian average. At the 30th June 1996, Census results showed that Queensland's estimated resident population is 3.39 million.

Whether you're after adrenalin-pumping adventure, relaxing on sun-kissed beaches, trekking through ancient rainforest or snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef, there's an experience just waiting to become YOUR treasured memory.


  


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