Recently I posted a blog on some really emotive images from around the world. Click here to see them. I love photography and I love its ability to capture the moment. So I thought I would search out for some emotive Australian Images. I hope you enjoy my collection.
Ned Kelly – The famous Australian Bushranger
Cathy Freeman after winning the 400 metre race at the Sydney Olympics.
The underarm bowling incident in the Summer of 1981
Lindy Chamberlain with baby Azaria – who disappeared on the 17th August 1980 – whilst camping near Ayers Rock.
The Great Sir Don Bradman. Australia’s greatest cricketer ever.
Australia Day 2012 – Prime Minister Gillard being whisked away by her security detail after protesters stormed the venue where she was.
Passionate Aussie Steve Irwin – who was killed in September 2006 by a Stingray barb through the heart
Australia Day 1988 – Australia Celebrates its Bicentennial on Sydney Harbour
Australia II, captained by John Bertrand, won the 1983 America’s Cup – the first country to win the cup in 130 years.
A photo of young Aboriginal Children who were taken from their parents and raised in Anglo-Saxon homes, in what has become known as the Stolen Generation.
National Sorry Day in Australia.
The famous speech on the steps of Parliament House by Gough Whitlam after his Government had just been sacked by the Governor General, Sir John Kerr in 1977.
The Thredbo Landslide on 30th July 1997 where 18 people died and only one person was pulled alive from the rubble, Stuart Diver.
Asylum Seekers rescued by the Tampa Cargo Ship in August 2001 – it changed the course of the Federal Election.
Born in NZ but claimed as an Australian Horse – one of the most successful racehorses of all time – Phar Lap. This photo was taken in 1929.
Construction of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Granville Rail Disaster on the 18th January 1977 – 83 people were killed and more that 210 were injured.
Sydney Olympics in 2000
Bali Bombings in 2002 where 188 Australians were killed.
Black Saturday in 2009 in Victoria where 343 people were killed and over 2000 homes destroyed.
Cyclone Tracy – 1974 in Darwin.
Australian Heath Ledger’s last acting role before dying in January 2008
Iconic TV ad for US audiences advertising Australian Tourism – “Put another Shrimp on the Barbie”
An Australian woman cries after she miscarriages.
Australian war graves vandalized in Libya in March 2012
Sydney girl Sophie Delezio – who suffered burns to 85 percent of her body when a car ploughed into the Child Care Centre where she attended in 2003 and then was badly injured again when she was hit by a car in 2006.
The accident that killed Aussie Icon Peter Brock
Senator Bob Brown interjects during a speech to the joint houses of the Australian Parliament by US President George Bush. He then got kicked out.
Aboriginal Protestors burn an Australian Flag on Australia Day 2012
An Aboriginal Lady tries on the Prime Minister’s shoe after she dropped it in her hurried exit on Australia Day 2012.
Cronulla riots on December 17 2005.
Image from the 1963 Grand Final where Wests lost to St George. This image was immortalised as the figures on the NRL Trophy. The two men in the photo are Norm Provan and Arthur Summons.
Ray Cole carries a Kangaroo to safety during the 2011 Queensland floods.
Martin Bryant – the man who murdered 35 people in the 1996 Port Arthur Massacre
Ramp Ceremony for an Australian Soldier killed in Active Duty.
Australian Beef Cattle being abused in Indonesian Abattoirs
I put this photo in here to remind us of everything that is great about our great country.
An Asylum seeker boat minutes before it smashed into Christmas Island, causing the death of over 50 people.
Photo from the 80’s that caused a huge stir in Britain when the PM Paul Keating put his arm around the Queen – earning him the title The Lizard of Oz.
The grounding of the Pasha Bulker in 2008 off a beach called Nobby’s Head off Newcastle
Kempsey Bush crash in 1989 killing 35 people.
Princess Diana, Prince Charles and Prince William in Australia.
To finish off – just a great photo of Sydney
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