Sunday, September 25, 2016

September 25 in Oz History

Not well.
Tummy cramps.

Something something some person was pupped....Fletcher not-so-Christian ....someone else...trying to recall...oh, mad as a cut snake Billy Hughes was dropped off by the stork.
Can't remember the years but that's not important to any of you, is it?

1957 - Massive mofo nuclear 'test' at Maralinga saw the boys blowing up their toys...and everything in sight.

1876 - Tassie found a lost, abandoned flag in the street so adopted it today.

Have a fabulous Sunday.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

September 24 in Australian History

I've been hauling the carcass up and down the (single, solitary) backyard step to try to shift some of the girth I've gained over Winter hibernation and stopping smoking...feel the burn!
Gotta work at gettin the burn to happen due to the ONE step but I'm getting there.
100 steps up and down each time the furbabies demand to go out to the them enough time to do their business, check on the doings of the neighbours dog through the fence, plonk themselves down for some solar rays and wonder what the ever-lovin' fuck the stupid woman is doing on the step.
So...on to some history.

1860 - The Hawthorn railway line from Richmond to Picnic opened.

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1887 - The Newport to Sunshine Railway Line (Vic) opened.

1898 - Howard W Florey, pathologist, was born in Australia. He purified penicillin and won a Nobel Prize 1945.

1903 - Sir Edmund Barton (aka Toby Tosspot due to his heavy drinking habit) resigned as Prime Minister to move to the new High Court. Alfred Deakin became Prime Minister

1912 - The Noradjuha to Toolondo section of the Balmoral Railway Line (Vic) opened...back when railway lines serviced Horsham, Portland and areas of Victoria that have to rely on buses these days.

1928 - Several incidents occurred on this day during The Coniston Massacre (7 August -18 October) in which the murders of hundreds of Aboriginal people were perpetrated.

1966 - St Kilda defeated Colingwood in the VFL Grand Final.

1969 - The Easybeats began their final Australian tour in Toowoomba.

1987 - The Colo Vale - Braemar section of the Main South Railway Line (NSW) was closed due to significant damage to a trestle bridge from flooding.

2007 - An Australian man was conscious and spoke to his medical team during life-saving brain surgery in what doctors are claiming as a world-first procedure with cutting-edge technology.

2009 - Australia said it has created a massive nature reserve in the country's far north that will be managed by Aborigines. The so-called Indigenous Protected Areas in the Northern Territory contain rock art sites that are 50,000 years old and wilderness areas rivaling the nearby World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park.

Friday, September 23, 2016

September 23 On This Day in Australian History

1846 – Explorer John Ainsworth Horrocks died at Penwortham in South Australia after he was accidentally shot in a hunting accident  savagely attacked by his camel Harry.
With a gun.

1853 - Turning of the first sod for the railway line at Geelong.

1856 – The town of Perth, Western Australia was proclaimed a City by letters patent from Queen Victoria.

1879 -  The Baldwin steam motors tram was first tried in Sydney.

1942 - General Blamey appointed Commander in Chief of Allied land forces in New Guinea.

 1959 - The M/S Princess of Tasmania Australia's first passenger RO/RO diesel ferry makes maiden voyage across Bass Strait. 1965 -  Roma Mitchell became  Australia's first woman judge, after her appointment to the South Australian Supreme Court Bench.

1978 - A group called the Coalition Against Repression demonstrated against the Festival of Light Rally in Hyde Park.

1986 - Murray McLachlan was elected President of the Sydney Gay Mardi Gras Association following the resignation of Bill Whittaker.

1988 - The first National Submarine Reunion was held at HMAS PLATYPUS, (submarine base), Sydney.

1993 – The IOC selected Sydney to be the site of the 2000 Summer Olympics.

1996 - 100 years of Aussie Rules Football....Aboriginal Affairs Victoria and the Koori Unit of Sport & RecreationVictoria were honoring the Aboriginal contribution to the AFL's centenary with an exhibition at the Royal Melbourne Show. It was officially opened on Monday, September 23 by Victoria's Aboriginal Affairs Minister, Ann Henderson, and the Minister for Sport, Tom Reynolds.

1993 - David McLachlan was elected as a new co-convenor of GLRL.

1998 - The Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby staged the Big Event – a crowd of 2-5,000 addressed by Julie McCrossin outside the NSW Parliament House demanding the Labour Government recognise gay and lesbian relationships.

2012 - Sydney-based Convicts won Australian Gay Rugby Championship – The Purchas Cup.

2014 - Former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard said that same-sex marriage would be inevitable in the country. Gillard was against equal marriage when she served her tenure between 2010 and 2013.

2015 - A MOTION supporting a conscience vote on marriage equality was  passed in the West Australian parliament, with the premier describing a national plebiscite as “destructive”.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Dunolly Santa Show Trivia Night Fundraiser 8th October

The Dunolly Santa Show is a community-run and community-funded show put on each year for the kids in the Dunolly community to have a fun-filled day with local friends and family. 
Please come along to support this very worthy fundraising cause.
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BEALIBA Thru the Lens Photographic Competition 16th October

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