Best Historical locations In Australia
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About Historical locations Guide In Australia
Australia was colonized in the late eighteenth century by European settlers and thus in comparison to other countries is seems pretty young. Australia was however occupied by the indigenous Australians for over a time period of 65,000 years. Australia is a beautiful land with natural beauty bestowed over it. The flora and fauna of Australia are worth seeing. The kangaroos and dingoes are what makes Australia so popular for its wildlife. Australia is equally famous in terms of shopping destination, dining spots, cruising, beaches and adventure. Australia also has a rich history and culture to experience which people and travelers from all across the world visit Australia. Australia has been bestowed with God’s grace in true sense. Below listed are the most famous and significant historical places in Australia.
1. PORT ARTHUR
Port Arthur in Tasmania, Australia is among the historical sites in Australia. The place resembles the place where the recalcitrant convicts who were the worst had been kept. Numerous convicts who came out earlier from the Port Arthur had a quite grim life and those who were reoffended suffered an even tougher life. A tour of this historical place in Australia dictates the stories of the cruel life which the convicts suffered and failed attempts of escape which they made. The place is visited by many people who love history and are interested in exploring historical sites.
Australia had wool sustained within its colonies in the early years of settlement and later on with gold brought along riches to Australia. The Eureka Stockade located in the Ballarat goldfields marked the commencement of the new gold age. 1854 saw the uprising of the army along with which twenty-two miners lost their life and was a turning point for the labors. The labor rights saw male suffrage which was universal. This site which showed utmost rebellion now witnesses the Museum of Australia Democracy at Eureka. This is a famous historical site in Australia.
3. THE STUART HIGHWAY
For quite a long time, it was believed that there existed a huge inland sea amidst Australia. Later on John Mc Dougall managed to cross the continent travelling from south and reaching the northern part after 5 failed attempts and finally at the sixth attempt he was successful. The rout and path which he discovered was put to use as the way of the Overland Telegraph Line. This route connected Australia to rest of the world. The Stuart Highway also follows this path broadly and is a famous historical site in Australia.
4. COOK'S LANDING SITE
In the year 1770, Lt Cook's Endeavour managed to locate Australia’s East Coast through his European ship for the very first time. He then paved a path for colonization later after eighteen years. This historical place in Australia is located near Silver Beach in Kurnell. It is part was the first European ship to sight Australia's East Coast. This is a historical site in Australia which many people with interest in history visit.
5. ELIZABETH FARM
Sydney was the place where the convicts first settled. Parramatta was proved by the farmers to be viable for the fledgling colony. John MacArthur was one of the pioneers who owned the Elizabeth Farm and this farm still stands as a heritage building and museum in Australia. He was eliminated from the Australian wool industry due to the import of merino wool. However, this Elizabeth Farm in Australia is a historical place in Australia.
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