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This Day in History - 1791 - Convict Given First Land Grant in NSW - Australia
World  (tags: on this day, history, australia, nsw, convict, land, grant, cornwall )

- 3705 days ago -
Convict James Ruse is given the first land grant in the colony of New South Wales. James Ruse was born on a farm in Cornwall around 1759. At age 22, he was convicted of burglary and, due to severe over-crowding in British gaols, spent over four years on
Police Uncover '$4.5m EBay Scam' - Australia
World  (tags: australia, sydney, ebay, scam, money, credit card, police, syndicate, nsw, shopping, international )

- 3725 days ago -
A Sydney man has been charged over an alleged multi-million-dollar international credit card racket operating on shopping websites. Sydney police say they have uncovered a syndicate that has been stealing people's credit card details to buy $4.5 million
Torrential Rain a 'Mixed Blessing' for Australia - Australia
World  (tags: australia, rain, floods, flooding, drought, good news, lake eyre, queensland, NSW )

- 3745 days ago -
As torrential rain continues to fall across parts of Australia, the rivers, lakes and estuaries from the far north to the back of Bourke are about to spring to life. Some of the rain that has caused floods in parts of New South Wales will flow out to sea.
Hero Dad's Tragic Sacrifice - Australia
World  (tags: australia, nsw, new south wales, swimming pool, drown, child, hero, quadraplgic )

- 4126 days ago -
JEB Berrigan smiled broadly as he sat in his wheelchair and hugged daughter Jasmine to him last week. It was the type of smile delivered by any loving dad, except Jeb has made one of the biggest sacrifices any parent could ever make - he broke his back
Earliest Sydney Residents Dug Up in CBD - Australia
World  (tags: australia, sydney, nsw, new south wales, archaeologists, town hall, cemetery )

- 4138 days ago -
The graves of some of Sydney's earliest residents are being unearthed in the basement of the city's Town Hall, where a major archaeological dig is underway. Workers have spent the past three weeks meticulously uncovering and cataloguing 53 graves of adult
Natural Disaster Declared in NSW - Australia
World  (tags: australia, nsw, new south wales, emergency, natural disaster, floods, flooding )

- 4155 days ago -
PARTS of the New South Wales north coast have been declared natural disaster areas after heavy rain and severe flooding. NSW Emergency Services Minister Nathan Rees has officially declared the Tweed and Kyogle local government areas natural disaster zones
'No Motive' for Father-Daughter Deaths - Australia
World  (tags: australia, nsw, sydney, murder, suicide, father, daughter, family, tragedy )

- 4156 days ago -
POLICE are hopeful the mother of a teenage girl believed to have been killed by her father in a murder-suicide will shed light on the motive behind the family tragedy. Police admit they are struggling to find a reason for the deaths that have shocked resi
How Cops, Media Got Sex Fiend - Australia
World  (tags: police, australia, nsw, paedophile, arrest, good news )

- 4168 days ago -
AS he watched young children frolicking in the surf, convicted paedophile and rapist Raymond Barry Cornwall was dramatically recaptured yesterday. An off-duty police officer was last night being hailed a hero after spotting the sex fiend - on the run for
Blast Threatens New Year's Eve Fireworks - Australia
World  (tags: australia, fireworks, explosion, nsw, displays )

- 4182 days ago -
NEW Year's Eve fireworks displays in Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane are in doubt after a massive explosion destroyed a pyrotechnics factory west of Sydney last night. Police said the blasts at the Howard & Sons factory at Wallerwang - near Lithgow in

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