History

Portsmouth brief history

Once upon a time? Yes, well once upon a time the Portsmouth area was just one tiny part of a gaseous and extremely hot ball, spinning around the sun at a fair old lick - but then that's not the "once upon a time" that we're after, is it.

Rather, we need to come forward to a time when people first started appearing in the area, but just briefly, we should pause as we pass through the cretaceous era, which ended about 65 million years ago and gave way to the cenozoic era, which we're still in now, as it happens.

A Very Brief History of Okinawa

Because karate (as we know it today) has its most immediate and most formative roots in Okinawa, one must know about the history of Okinawa to understand karate.

Slovakia

Geographically but also historically, Slovakia is a typical Central European country. It history is unique due to the diversity of its cultural and economic life, which for centuries was critically influenced by the mining of precious metals.

Norway

Archaeological evidence testifies to the presence from an early date of hunter-gatherer settlements in the south-east region of Østfold, close to the Swedish border.

On the Trig

This tour presents the origin and early years of the Trigonometrical Survey of England and Wales, later known as the Ordnance Survey.

History of Yamaguchi

The town of Yamaguchi was founded early in the Muromachi era in the middle of 14th century.

Japan

Japan is one of the world's most ethnically and culturally homogeneous nations, but down the ages its culture and society have been greatly influenced by foreign ideas and institutions, art and literature.

Brewarrina's History

In 1859 Captain William Randall took the river steamer "Gemini" up the Darling river to a place known then as the Blacks Fishing ground which was a configuration of circular walls of stones in the river bed assembled to trap fish.