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History & Culture

The story of Australia’s last convicts

The Hougoumont, the last ship to take convicts from the UK to Australia, docked in Fremantle, Western Australia, on January 9, 1868 – 150 years ago. It brought an end to a process which deposited about 168,000 convicted prisoners in Australia after it began in 1788.

History & Culture

GALLERY: Treasures of the Australian Museum

The Australian Museum has officially opened its new permanent exhibition, 200 treasures of the Australian Museum, in partnership with Westpac. The exhibition— staged in the Long Gallery, Australia’s oldest museum gallery— now holds some of the country’s most precious items. These are some of the highlights.

History & Culture

Top 10 cheesemaking regions in Australia

Each Australian annually consumes an average of more than 14kg of cheese. So, it’s fortunate that each year we produce about 344,000 tonnes of it – from traditional hard cheddars to soft, creamy bries and everything in between.