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Re: A little ray of sunshine from Australia

Post by Barney » April 28, 2021, 2:42 pm

ON THIS DAY – 28th April

1656 – The Vergulde Draeck, a Dutch East India Company ship bound for the port of Batavia (now Jakarta), was wrecked south of Ledge Point in present-day Western Australia.

1795 – Charles Sturt, British explorer of Australia, and part of the European exploration of Australia, was born. He led several expeditions into the interior of the continent, starting from both Sydney and later from Adelaide. His expeditions traced several of the westward-flowing rivers, establishing that they all merged into the Murray River. He was searching to determine if there was an "inland sea".

1863 – Brewarrina, New South Wales, was proclaimed a township.

1923 – Construction commenced on the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

1949 – At the 43rd session of the International Olympic Committee, held in Rome, Italy, Melbourne was announced as the host of the 1956 Summer Olympics, defeating bids from Buenos Aires, Los Angeles, and Detroit.

1952 – Joan Sutherland made her debut at Covent Garden.

1979 – Collingwood beat a sixty-year-old record for the greatest VFL winning margin when they demoralise St Kilda by 178 points, beating South Melbourne's 171-point margin also against St Kilda, from 1919.

1994 – The Tasmanian television market was aggregated, with TasTV (now WIN Television) taking a Nine Network affiliation and Southern Cross taking a dual Seven and Ten affiliation.

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Charles Sturt, by John Michael Crossland (died 1858), given to the National Portrait Gallery, London in 1946. (Wiki) – Bottom Right
The Creeper Cranes greeting each other, are about to commence the most memorable journey across the Harbour. Photograph taken from the grassy slope at the head of Lavender Bay, 9 November, 1929. (Parables of the Sydney Harbour Bridge by Frank Cash, 1930, p 213) – Top
Joan Sutherland in 1962 [Joan Sutherland in Concertgebouw onder leiding van Fulvio Vernizzi (dirigent) 25 februari 1962; Jac. de Nijs / Anefo] (Nationaal Archief) – Bottom Right
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Re: A little ray of sunshine from Australia

Post by jackspratt » April 28, 2021, 8:31 pm

Another blockbuster from Midnight Oil, Australian song of the year, and perhaps the most high profile conscience in the land. =D>


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Re: A little ray of sunshine from Australia

Post by Aardvark » April 29, 2021, 5:47 am

The Hypocrite who did so much for the Indigenous people while serving in a Govt position for 20 years :roll: his only concern is for his wallet, making money from the plight of Aboriginal people while doing nothing for their cause :-"

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Re: A little ray of sunshine from Australia

Post by tamada » April 29, 2021, 8:14 am

^ Had a shuftie at his record on Wiki and his earlier fame on stage easily eclipses his flippy-floppy political career. But at least he wasn't as vile as the gun-luvin', pussy grabbin' Steve Dickson.

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Re: A little ray of sunshine from Australia

Post by jackspratt » April 29, 2021, 8:53 am

Aardvark wrote:
April 29, 2021, 5:47 am
The Hypocrite who did so much for the Indigenous people while serving in a Govt position for 20 years :roll: his only concern is for his wallet, making money from the plight of Aboriginal people while doing nothing for their cause :-"
G'day Aardy.

Which government position was that?

I can only see 3 years as an Opposition MP, followed by 6 years as a government minister.

ps Whad'ya reckon about the song?

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Re: A little ray of sunshine from Australia

Post by pipoz4444 » April 29, 2021, 2:21 pm

Aardvark wrote:
April 29, 2021, 5:47 am
The Hypocrite who did so much for the Indigenous people while serving in a Govt position for 20 years :roll: his only concern is for his wallet, making money from the plight of Aboriginal people while doing nothing for their cause :-"
He Peter G is a **** along with being a "Government Sponge", and his music Sucks

Just my 2 cents worth

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Re: A little ray of sunshine from Australia

Post by jackspratt » April 29, 2021, 2:48 pm

Some more great work from Pete and the boys.

A thumping rock tune, with a very pertinent message.


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Re: A little ray of sunshine from Australia

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ON THIS DAY – 30th April

1831 – Captain Collet Barker, the first to explore the area around present-day Adelaide, South Australia, was killed by Aborigines near Lake Alexandrina.

1877 – South Australian Football League founded.

1909 – Tasmania began to use the Hare-Clark single transferable vote method in the 1909 general election.

1915 – During the Gallipoli Campaign, HMAS AE2, a Royal Australian Navy submarine, was sunk by enemy shellfire in the Sea of Marmara in present-day Turkey.

1969 – Sir Paul Hasluck became Governor-General of Australia after the retirement of Lord Casey.

1980 – Automotive company Chrysler Australia Limited was taken over by Japanese company Mitsubishi after the American-based Chrysler Corporation sold its Australian subsidiary to the dynamic Japanese automobile manufacturer for $80 million. The declining fortunes of Chrysler's North American operations forced the sale.

1986 – Crocodile Dundee was released in Australia. The film went on to become a worldwide smash hit, becoming the highest grossing Australian until 2015.

1988 – World Expo 88 opened in Brisbane, Queensland. The exhibition ran for 6 months hosting pavilions from over 70 countries and thrusts Brisbane into the international spotlight.

2006 – Miners Brant Webb and Todd Russell were found alive five days after a mine collapse in Beaconsfield, Tasmania.

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1885 South Adelaide team (Wiki) – Top
AE2 with her crew onboard shortly after commissioning. (Royal Australian Navy) – Bottom Left
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Re: A little ray of sunshine from Australia

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ON THIS DAY –1st May

1770 – Having died of tuberculosis on April 30, Forby Sutherland was buried at Kurnell, New South Wales, becoming the first British subject buried in Australia.

1802 – Explorer Matthew Flinders became the first European to climb the You Yangs, a series of granite ridges above the Werribee Plain in Victoria.

1815 – The Supreme Court opened. William Broughton and Alexander Riley were appointed as its first judges.

1821 – The Australian Magazine, Australia's first periodical, began publication.

1839 – Edward John Eyre explored the area north of Adelaide until 29 June, during the expedition he finds Lake Torrens.

1869 – A submarine telegraph cable was completed, joining Tasmania to the mainland.

1891 – Australia's first May Day Marches were held in support of the shearers' strike in Barcaldine.

1913 – The first national banknotes were introduced in denominations of 10 shillings, and 1, 5, and 10 pounds.

1923 – Following on the record dry April, Tasmania's weather reversed so abruptly that May remains the state's wettest month since at least 1900 with a state-wide average of 370.92 millimetres or 14.60 inches. The wet weather would continue for another eleven months so that May 1923 to April 1924 received a state-wide average rainfall of 2,091.87 millimetres or 82.36 inches – the wettest twelve months on record over Tasmania.

1925 – Canberra recorded its wettest month on record with 339.4 millimetres (13.36 in) at Acton and 297.4 millimetres (11.71 in) at Duntroon Military College.

1945 – WWII - Australian & Dutch troops landed on Tarakan

1945 – The Australian National Film Board was established.

1946 – At least 800 Aboriginal pastoral workers walked off the job in Northwest Western Australia, starting one of the longest industrial strikes in Australia.

1967 – Health authorities began the first national polio immunisation campaign using the new Sabin oral vaccine developed by Dr Jonas Salk.

1968 – The Duke of Edinburgh arrived in Australia for a ten-day visit.

1980 – The Australian branch of Earthwatch Institute was established in Sydney.

1983 – The Sydney Entertainment Centre was opened.

1995 – Steve Waugh scored a career best 200 including 231 partnership with brother Mark (126) for Aust v WI in 4th Test win in Kingston, Jamaica.
1997 – HM Prison Pentridge in Coburg, Victoria, the site of the last execution in Australia, closed after 145 years of operation.

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Forby Sutherland Memorial Plaque (Monument Australia) – Top
The Eyre Expedition makes a hasty departure from Adelaide (SLSA: B 6125) – Middle
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ON THIS DAY –2nd May

1793 – Mary Bryant was pardoned in England. Mary Bryant (1765 – after 1794) was a Cornish convict sent to Australia. She became one of the first successful escapees from the fledgling Australian penal colony.

1829 – After anchoring nearby, Captain Charles Fremantle of HMS Challenger proclaimed the whole of the west coast of Australia for the Crown.

1925 – Footscray, Hawthorn and North Melbourne played their initial Victorian Football League matches.

1991 – Ronald Cecil Hamlyn McKie, Australian author of 'The Mango Tree' died at the age of 81.

1998 – Fox Studios Australia opened in Sydney on the site of the former Sydney Showgrounds.

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ON THIS DAY –3rd May

1791 – First Lieutenant Ralph Clark recorded in his diary that he had ordered three female convicts flogged. Catherine White fainted after the first 15 lashes, Mary Teut after 22. When Mary Higgins had received 26 lashes, Lieutenant Clark "forgave her the remainder (he has ordered 50) because she was an old woman".

1804 – The "Battle of Risdon" occurred in Tasmania. On the 3rd May 1804, a large group of about 300 aboriginal men on a kangaroo hunt inadvertently wandered into the British settlement. Thinking they were being attacked, the soldiers fired upon the party, killing three of the hunters. Debate continues over the number of hunters actually killed. While early accounts said that two or three were killed, later the figure has been expanded to fifty upwards to 100.

1820 – John Joseph Therry and Philip Conolly, the first Catholic priests officially appointed to Australia, arrived at Port Jackson from Ireland.

1841 – New Zealand was proclaimed a colony independent from New South Wales.

1879 – Sir Fergus McMaster, Australian businessman and aviation pioneer was born. Sir Fergus McMaster was one of the three founders of the Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services Limited, the airline company that became commonly known by its acronym, Qantas.

1927 – The Australasian Council of Trade Unions was formed at the All-Australian Trade Union Congress in Melbourne.

1970 – Queen Elizabeth II opened a new international passenger terminal at Sydney Airport (pictured), in Mascot, New South Wales.

1983 – All of Queensland was declared a disaster area after a fortnight of almost continuous rain breaks a drought and floods nine river systems.

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ON THIS DAY –4th May

1826 – English-born bushranger Matthew Brady and cannibal Thomas Jeffries were hanged at the Campbell Street Gaol in Hobart, Van Diemen's Land.

1842 – The colony of the Moreton Bay District was declared a free settlement.

1852 – The second Gold Escort arrived in Adelaide, returning wealth from the Victorian goldfields to the colony of South Australia.

1864 – The first trout hatchery in the southern hemisphere was established at Plenty, Tasmania.

1897 – The first ocean-going steamer berthed at the then newly constructed Fremantle Harbour.

1912 – The play ‘On Our Selection’, written by Bert Bailey and Edmund Duggan and based on the work of Steele Rudd, was first performed in Sydney, New South Wales.

1922 – British author D. H. Lawrence arrived in Australia for a three-month holiday, where he will meet Mollie Skinner and write the novel ‘Kangaroo’.

1942 – WWII - The five-day Battle of the Coral Sea, fought between the Imperial Japanese Navy and Allied naval and air forces, commenced in the Coral Sea, between Australia and the Solomon Islands.

1969 – An Australian production of the rock musical Hair opened in Sydney. Produced by Harry M. Miller, it featured the debut of young American singer Marcia Hines.

1986 – The four-day Australian Anarchist Centenary Celebrations, commemorating the foundation of the Melbourne Anarchist Club, concluded in Melbourne, Victoria.

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The Moreton Bay Settlement, New South Wales (now Queensland), in 1835 - Watercolour painting by Henry Boucher Bowerman (1789-1840) (John Oxley Library, SLQ) – Bottom Right
The SS Sultan entering the Harbour at the formal opening in 1897 (Fremantle Stuff) – Top Right
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ON THIS DAY –5th May

1865 – Bushranger Ben Hall was shot dead by police at Goobang Creek in New South Wales.

1871 – The Prince Alfred Hospital opened in Melbourne.

1882 – Geologist and explorer Sir Douglas Mawson was born in Shipley, England.

1894 – The Australian slang term 'fair dinkum' as we now know the term, appeared in print for the first time. "Fair dinkum" is an Australian slang term meaning honest, genuine or real. The derivation dinky-di means a native-born Australian or "the real thing". The word “fair dinkum” first appeared in print in relation to horseracing in 1879. In 1888, the word “dinkum” appeared by itself in the novel “Robbery Under Arms” by Australian writer Rolf Boldrewood. However, the term "fair dinkum", giving the term an extra quality of incredulity as we now know the term, appeared in print for the first time in the magazine 'The Bulletin' on 5 May 1894.

1906 – The Victorian Railways opened a broad gauge "electric street railway", which operated between St Kilda Station and Brighton Station.

1912 – Australia sents women to the Olympic Games, the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm, for the first time. Australasia won 2 gold, 2 silver and 3 bronze medals. Fanny Durack won the 100 metres freestyle. Australasia won the men's 4 × 200 m freestyle relay.

1930 – Pilot Amy Johnson takes off in England to become the first woman to fly solo from England to Australia.

1947 – Sixteen people were killed and 38 injured when a crowded picnic train derailed near Camp Mountain, Queensland.

1968 – Three Australian journalists were killed by the Viet Cong in Saigon.

1998 – Four Royal Australian Navy sailors died from carbon monoxide poisoning after a fire caused by unsafe fuel hoses aboard the replenishment ship HMAS Westralia.

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Prince Alfred Hospital (Pinterest) – Middle
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ON THIS DAY –6th May

1875 – Explorer John Batman, one of the key figures in the foundation of Melbourne, died in Melbourne at the age of 38.

1875 – Ernest Giles and party left South Australia for an overland expedition to Perth, they arrived on 10 November.

1898 – The paddle steamer Maitland sunk near Broken Bay, drowning 24 people.

1917 – Irish-born Daniel Mannix became the Catholic Archbishop of Melbourne, Victoria, succeeding the deceased Thomas Carr.

1957 – ‘In Melbourne Tonight’, TV-Series 1957–1970 commences (GTV-9's first major production).

1990 – Six people died in the Cowan rail accident when a CityRail Interurban train collided with a 3801 Limited steam locomotive on the banks of the Hawkesbury River in New South Wales.

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This is a group photograph of Ernest Giles' expedition party for his fourth expedition, which started in May 1875. Standing, from left to right: Peter Nicholls, Alex Ross, Saleh. Seated: Jess Young, Ernest Giles, W. H. Tietkens. Sitting on ground: Tommy Oldham. (SLSA) – Top
Washed ashore ... the wreck of the SS Maitland. (SMH) – Bottom Left
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Re: A little ray of sunshine from Australia

Post by pipoz4444 » May 6, 2021, 7:35 pm

Far from a "Little Ray of Sunshine" and more like a T S Nimbostratus or Cumulonimbus Arcus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4aJWU9NI8w

You have to ask, where is the Local Council Authority and Health Inspector, who permit this? :-k :-k Oh, I forgot, they are too busy collecting their "Brown Paper bags" =; =;

Is this the future accommodation of Australia's Generation Alpha, maybe not all, but I think potentially for some.

Australia may have a lot going for it, but it has a downside as well. :-$ :-$

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Re: A little ray of sunshine from Australia

Post by pipoz4444 » May 6, 2021, 11:09 pm

How far down the Toilet can the ABC and Australia (for that matter) go. [-( [-(

I know this is Sky News but what a bunch of ......... losers, they are on this ABC Q+A programme

If this is what the Country has become and the direction it is taking for so called "Serious TV Debate", then I am truly ashamed and will need to change my Nationality. What a F..kn bunch of Soft C..ck's these Woke's are.

https://www.skynews.com.au/details/_6248281325001

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Re: A little ray of sunshine from Australia

Post by tamada » May 7, 2021, 7:38 am

pipoz4444 wrote:
May 6, 2021, 11:09 pm
How far down the Toilet can the ABC and Australia (for that matter) go. [-( [-(

I know this is Sky News but what a bunch of ......... losers, they are on this ABC Q+A programme

If this is what the Country has become and the direction it is taking for so called "Serious TV Debate", then I am truly ashamed and will need to change my Nationality. What a F..kn bunch of Soft C..ck's these Woke's are.

https://www.skynews.com.au/details/_6248281325001

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A big "if" there, no?

Did these Sky presenters put an extra scoop of smarm in their morning coffee or are they hired for their innate FIGJAM? I thought Nine New's "60-Minutes" hack jobs on who's responsible for Covid set a pretty low bar for their viewers IQ but The Outsiders didn't even bother to bring the bar for this.

A cherry-picked media ratings bash masquerading for what's ailing Australia? Seriously? Looked like a bunch of (mostly) soft, white Bruce's and the token shrill having a comfy reach-around (not sure how Rita would manage there but).

At least they saved the best for last with the brilliant Kae Tempest. Maybe they should listen a bit more instead of ridicule?

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Re: A little ray of sunshine from Australia

Post by pipoz4444 » May 7, 2021, 11:57 am

T are you commenting on the content of the Q+A ABC program or digressing to Sky News.

My post, was a crack at ABC and the content of its programs these days and the people on it. Once, ABC had some credibility as a TV Channel, I suppose a bit like the BBC in the old days, but not any more, not with crap like this. :-k

If the ABC Q+A program is your thing, then fine, you are welcome to it. But it is not for me. \:D/

It will let you get back too watching the ABC and Q+A

https://thewest.com.au/entertainment/tv ... 881854484z

I am not an advocate for Sky News, either, but that is a separate issue of debate :wave:

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Re: A little ray of sunshine from Australia

Post by Sport » May 7, 2021, 12:24 pm

pipoz4444 wrote:
May 6, 2021, 11:09 pm
How far down the Toilet can the ABC and Australia (for that matter) go. [-( [-(
I know this is Sky News but what a bunch of ......... losers, they are on this ABC Q+A programme
If this is what the Country has become and the direction it is taking for so called "Serious TV Debate", then I am truly ashamed and will need to change my Nationality. What a F..kn bunch of Soft C..ck's these Woke's are.
https://www.skynews.com.au/details/_6248281325001
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Agree with you pip, the abc, q&a are what you flush down the toilet. Neither have any credibility imo, who would want to go onto the lefty greenie slimey shows anyway only the sewer rats. Ita Buttrose was supposed to pull the abc into line as a non-partisan organisation, but has failed miserably.

Ita showed that 2 days ago at a press conference stating the abc leads Australia forward in its journalism LOL. Ita, what happened in Parliament House Canberra in 96 or 97 where lefty snowflake greenies stormed the building and Abbott and Gillard had to be rescued by the Police and security from the rampaging mob. Ita forgot about that episode and concentrated on the US Capitol riots by supposed right wing people.

The only ones on abc I watch are Landline and some of their documentaries of Oz, other than that press the button or pull down the toilet chain.

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Re: A little ray of sunshine from Australia

Post by jackspratt » May 7, 2021, 12:48 pm

It seems that the ABC, Australia's most trusted source of news, inflames the confirmation bias of a couple of Antipodean conservatives. :D

https://tvtonight.com.au/2020/06/abc-sb ... -news.html

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