On this day: the founding of a university

The University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada received its charter on the 28th of February, 1877.

The university was officially opened on the 20th of June the same year, and awarded its first degrees in 1880.

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On this day…

This image is of a reenactment of the First Fleet of British ships arriving in Sydney Harbour in 1788.

Taken on Australia Day (26th January), this was Australia’s bicentenary in 1988.

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On this day…

In the buildup to the Eureka Stockade in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, men swear allegiance to the Southern Cross on 1st December, 1854.

The stockade was a gold miners’ rebellion against the authority of the United Kingdom.

Swearing Allegiance to the Southern Cross on 1 December 1854 — watercolour by Charles Doudiet.

On this day: a land sale in Brisbane

Given Terrace in Paddington West, Brisbane, Australia was sold by auction on the 22nd of November, 1884.

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The first land sale in the area took place in 1859, while a horse bus was introduced into this hilly part of the city in 1879. Today the suburb it is considered a desirable place to live in the capital city of the state of Queensland.

Below is the area less than twenty years after the land sale advertised above, circa 1902:

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