Want to find out more about places, events and people that have shaped your local area?  Want to see what’s important to other communities?  Read stories from the past and contribute your own story or add an anecdote of what you remember or know – Join in!

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This free website is for everyone who’s interested in the places, stories and characters that have made Australia what it is today, whether they be celebrations or heartaches, bushrangers or a local shopkeeper, or a place of natural beauty or great importance to society.

Every Australian community has a story to tell which is important to our shared heritage. So explore it, share it, live it and record it!

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Announcements

About Time

21 May 2015

South Australia's annual history festival is on 1-31 May each year. Check it out [ read more ]

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Latest ABC Heritage News

Shortcut to Australia: Matthew Flinders' role in shaping a nation

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The trip from London to Sydney got a little quicker after Flinders confirmed the existence of Bass Strait and named it after his friend, George Bass... [ Read More ]

Perth's St George's College created to replicate Cambridge style

3 hours 52 min ago

St George's College, a residential boarding house at the University of Western Australia, was designed in a grand gothic style in the 1920s, by..... [ Read More ]

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