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Byte 29: Background – An Enemy to Defeat – 1740 to 1790’s

Did you know that there was an shipboard disease that killed more sailors than all battles, storms and other diseases combined between the 16th to the 18th centuries? This is the question that sets us off on another small, but hopefully interesting d...
by Scribbling Bytes of History on Jun 28, 2011

Byte 29: Background – An Enemy to Defeat – 1740 to 1790’s

Did you know that there was an shipboard disease that killed more sailors than all battles, storms and other diseases combined between the 16th to the 18th centuries? This is the question that sets us off on another small, but hopefully interesting d...
by Scribbling Bytes of History on Jun 28, 2011

Byte 28: Background – Naval Exploration – Times Are a Changing Pt. 2 – 1760’s

Time to get back on track. Let’s do a bit of a survey of the status of naval exploration  at this time. As mentioned previously, “the times were are a changing”… I think we can describe the period around the 1760’s as the start of a ne...
by Scribbling Bytes of History on Jun 20, 2011

Byte 28: Background – Naval Exploration – Times Are a Changing Pt. 2 – 1760’s

Time to get back on track. Let’s do a bit of a survey of the status of naval exploration  at this time. As mentioned previously, “the times were are a changing”… I think we can describe the period around the 1760’s as the start of a ne...
by Scribbling Bytes of History on Jun 20, 2011

Byte 27: Background – The Royal Society – The Times Are A Changing – 1750’s

Now to Sir Isaac Newton, mathematician, physicist, astronomer, natural philosopher, and theologian…. What, you ask? How can we get Isaac Newton into our story of Australia and its discovery? Well, believe me we can. Back in England during th...
by Scribbling Bytes of History on Jun 13, 2011

Byte 26: Background – A Clash of Cultures Draws Near – 1750’s

As we venture towards the European colonisation (or invasion) of Terra Australis, let’s catch up on the situation of indigenous Australians around this time. They possessed one of the oldest continuous cultures on the planet. But what makes the...
by Scribbling Bytes of History on Jun 9, 2011

Byte 26: Background – A Clash of Cultures Draws Near – 1750’s

As we venture towards the European colonisation (or invasion) of Terra Australis, let’s catch up on the situation of indigenous Australians around this time. They possessed one of the oldest continuous cultures on the planet. But what makes the...
by Scribbling Bytes of History on Jun 9, 2011


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