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Re: A little ray of sunshine from Australia

Post by stattointhailand » July 10, 2021, 2:02 pm

Gentlemen PLEASE ........ Do try to stay on topic

WE have a dedicated thread for taking the p*ss outta BOJOs antics :lol:



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Post by GT93 » July 12, 2021, 9:09 am

I can't understand why the Australian government was reportedly so obnoxious to the Pfizer representatives in their early meetings. FFS.

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Post by Barney » July 12, 2021, 10:29 am

ON THIS DAY - 12th July

1818 – Colonial explorer, George Evans sighted the Castlereagh River in NSW.

1855 – David Angus, founder of Angus & Robertson, was born in Thurso, Scotland.

1858 – The first edition of The Advertiser newspaper was published in Adelaide, South Australia.

1866 – SS Cawarra was wrecked off Newcastle, only 1 of 61 passengers and crew survive.

1866 – Frederick Augustus Bolles Peters, the founder of Peters Icecream, "The Health Food of a Nation" was born in Scio, Michigan. Peters Ice Cream, an Australian ice cream brand, was originally developed by expatriate, Frederick Peters in 1907 using his mother's recipe.

1902 – Australian parliament agreed to female suffrage.

1906 – The first wireless radio transmission was made from the Australian mainland between Point Lonsdale, Victoria and Devonport, Tasmania.

1976 – The Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) called a national 24-hour strike over Medibank charges.

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Portrait of George William Evans 1847 (Mitchell Library, SLNSW) – Top Right
David Angus, having left George Robertson & Co., invests £50 to open a small bookstore at 110 Market Street in Sydney selling second hand books sent from Scotland. (Angus & Robertson) – Top Left
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Post by Barney » July 13, 2021, 9:43 am

ON THIS DAY - 13th July

1791 – Allan Cunningham, botanist and explorer, best known for his expeditions in the Darling Downs was born in Wimbledon, London.

1945 – Ben Chifley was elected as leader of the Australian Labor Party, becoming the 16th Prime Minister of Australia.

1997 – A crowd of over 100,000 people watched the Royal Canberra Hospital implosion. A 12-year-old girl, Katie Bender, was killed instantly and nine others were injured when debris from the site travelled across Lake Burley Griffin.

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Portrait of Allan Cunningham (History Services) – Bottom Right
Chifley [middle] and Bert Evatt [left] with Clement Attlee [right] at the Dominion and British Leaders Conference, London, 1946 (Wiki) – Bottom Left
Royal Canberra Hospital, Main Entrance and Casualty. December 1948 (Wiki) – Top
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Post by Barney » July 14, 2021, 8:26 am

ON THIS DAY - 14th July

1770 – The first European sighting of a kangaroo was recorded. Even though James Cook was not the first European to come to Australia, he and his crew were the first known Europeans to sight the kangaroo. As Cook sailed up the east coast of the continent, mapping the coastline, his ship, the "Endeavour" struck the Great Barrier Reef and nearly sank. The Endeavour was eventually brought for repairs into the harbour formed by the Endeavour River. Landing on 10 June 1770, Cook and his crew spent almost two months repairing the ship, allowing botanist Sir Joseph Banks ample time to study flora and fauna of the area. On 14 July 1770, a crewman shot a strange looking, unknown animal. The creature was brought back to the campsite for examination, and the skin eventually taken back to England. The word "kangaroo" is believed to have come from the Aboriginal word "gangurru", a Guugu Yimidhirr word referring to the Grey Kangaroo. The word was recorded by Sir Joseph Banks as "kangaru" or "kanguroo" (sources vary). It is not true that the word means "I don't understand"; this is a popular myth often applied to many other Aboriginal-based Australian words.

1792 – The Home Secretary authorised Phillip to make land grants to civil and military officers.

1851 – Sir William Denison, Lieutenant-Governor of Tasmania wrote to Earl Grey supporting a continuation of transportation.

1965 – Australian Ronald Clarke ran a world record 10k in 27:39.4.

1991 – Artist, Constance Stokes, died. Constance Stokes (née Parkin, 22 February 1906 – 14 July 1991) was a modernist Australian painter who worked in Victoria. She trained at the National Gallery of Victoria Art School until 1929, winning a scholarship to continue her study at London's Royal Academy of Arts. Although Stokes painted few works in the 1930s, her paintings and drawings were exhibited from the 1940s onwards. She was one of only two women, and two Victorians, included in a major exhibition of twelve Australian artists that travelled to Canada, the United Kingdom and Italy in the early 1950s. She died in 1991 and is little-known in comparison to some other women artists, however, her art is represented in most major Australian galleries, including the National Gallery of Australia and the National Gallery of Victoria; the Art Gallery of New South Wales is the only significant Australian collecting institution not to hold one of her works.

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A monument commemorates the first European sighting of the Kangaroo, by members of Lieutenant James Cook`s crew in June 1770. Hope Street, Grassy Hill Lookout, Cooktown, Qld. (Monument Australia) – Bottom Left
Australian painter Constance Stokes photographed in 1972 (Wiki) – Bottom Right
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ON THIS DAY - 17th July

1799 – Matthew Flinders named Red Cliff Point, now Redcliffe, in Queensland.

1865 – The wooden barquentine Ada collided with the RMS Jeddo and sinks in Sydney Harbour.

1900 – Sydney completed its Bubonic Plague Cleansing Operations. Throughout the centuries, Bubonic Plague has been one of the most-feared scourges of countries around the world. Australia, too, suffered a severe outbreak in the early part of the 20th century. It began in January 1900 when 33-year-old Arthur Payne showed symptoms of Bubonic plague as a result of coming into contact with the disease at Central Wharf where he worked as a carter. Within eight months, 303 people had contracted the plague, and 103 of them had died. Cleansing operations began in Sydney on 24 March. Extensive washing, liming, disinfecting and burning of property was undertaken, while buildings classified as slums were demolished in an attempt to rid the city of the rats spreading the disease. More than 44 000 rats were burned by rat-catchers. Wharves and docks were also cleared of silt, debris and sewerage. The Cleansing Operations finished on 17 July 1900. However, ships continued to bring the disease to Australia, and between 1900 and 1925, there were twelve major outbreaks of Bubonic plague, with Sydney bearing the brunt of the disease. In all, 1371 cases were reported, along with 535 deaths – certainly far fewer than the deaths reported in some countries.

1902 – Lord Tennyson, son of the poet, was named to succeed Lord Hopetoun, as the second governor general of Australia.

1964 – Donald Campbell set a new land speed record of 429 miles per hour in his jet-propelled car "Bluebird" at Lake Eyre, South Australia

1981 – A truck drivers' strike in most states caused the Queensland Government to declare a state of emergency.

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Cleansing the streets (Views taken during Cleansing Operations, Quarantine Area, Sydney, 1900, Vol. 1, under the supervision of Mr George McCredie, F.I.A., N.S.W.) (SARANSW) – Top
Lord Tennyson, 1908, Briton Rivière. Hallam Tennyson, 2nd Baron Tennyson (NLA) – Bottom Left
The world land and water speed-record breaker Donald Campbell. The photo shows Campbell in his racing overalls alongside Bluebird CN7. It's likely, although unconfirmed, that it was taken at the promotional event at Goodwood racetrack in 1960. (Wiki) – Bottom Right
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ON THIS DAY - 18th July

1866 – The passenger vessel Netherby was wrecked off individual Island, all 450 on board survived.

1897 – The final victims of Australia's exploration era, Charles Wells and George Jones, were laid to rest in Adelaide.

1928 – Russell Mockridge, Olympic gold medal winning cyclist, was born in South Melbourne, Victoria.

1965 – Snow was recorded as far north as the Clark Range in Queensland, killing drought-weakened livestock. At the same time, extremely heavy rainfall in the North Coast turning drought into flood, with Brisbane having its wettest-ever July day with 193.2 millimetres (7.6 in).

1966 – Play School first aired on 18 July 1966.

1984 – The National Crime Authority was established.

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[On back of photograph] 'Calvert Scientific Exploring Expedition 1896-97 [Note: Wasn’t referred to by this title until a number of years later]. Left to right: A.T. Magarey [Agent not part of the expedition], L.A. Wells, G.L. Jones, C.F. Wells and G.A. Keartland [General description] The group of men are posed for the photographer in a garden, two are seated, the others standing. (SLSA) – Top
Cyclists Hubert Opperman and Russell Mockridge arrive in Sydney from Melbourne on their Malvern Star bicycles on 13 June 1948 (Wiki) – Bottom Left
Play School - John Waters, John Hamblin, Jan Kingsbury, Lorraine Bayly, Alister Smart and Benita Collings (NMA) – Bottom Right
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ON THIS DAY - 19th July

1799 – Matthew Flinders became the first known European to land on Coochiemudlo Island in Moreton Bay.

1814 – The book ‘A Voyage to Terra Australis’ in which Matthew Flinders proposes the name of Terra Australis for the southern continent, was published.

1814 – Matthew Flinders, the first European explorer to circumnavigate Australia, died.

1873 – Surveyor William Gosse named "Ayers Rock" after the Premier of South Australia Henry Ayers (later changed to its Indigenous name, Uluru).

1915 – Albert Jacka became the first Australian to win the Victoria Cross during the First World War. The full citation for the Victoria Cross appeared in a supplement to The London Gazette on 23 July 1915: War Office, 24th July, 1915. His Majesty an individual has been graciously pleased to award the Victoria Cross to the undermentioned Officers and Non-commissioned Officers:- No. 465 Lance-Corporal Albert Jacka, 14th Battalion, Australian Imperial Forces. For most conspicuous bravery on the night of the 19th–20th May, 1915 at "Courtney's Post", Gallipoli Peninsula. Lance-Corporal Jacka, while holding a portion of our trench with four other men, was heavily attacked. When all except himself were killed or wounded, the trench was rushed and occupied by seven Turks. Lance-Corporal Jacka at once most gallantly attacked them single-handed, and killed the whole party, five by rifle fire and two with the bayonet.

1916 – WWI - Australia began its worst 24 hours in history at the Battle of Fromelles, the first battle on the Western Front involving Australia; the Australian 5th Division suffered 5,533 casualties in one night and almost 2000 lives lost. Over the next seven weeks 22,826 Australian casualties occurred.

1940 – The Australian cruiser HMAS Sydney took part in the sinking of the Italian cruiser Bartolomeo Colleoni.

1946 – Orange, New South Wales was proclaimed a city.

1958 – The last tram service ran in Perth.

1960 – First reported skyjacking/hijacking in the world Trans Australia Airlines Flight 408.

1987 – The final episode of music program Countdown was broadcast on the ABC.

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A portrait of Captain Matthew Flinders R.N., published by Joyce Gold, Naval Chronical Office, [London] 30th September 1814. (SLSA) – Top Right
Men of the 5th Australian Division, taken prisoner during the battle of Fromelles on 19 July 1916, being marched through the streets of Lille to the rear of the German lines. (Copied from a German postcard) (AWM) – Bottom Right
Albert Jacka VC, MM with Bar [Coloured by Loredana Crupi] (David Doughty – Australian Stories – Tribute to ANZACs) – Bottom Left
Countdown with Molly Meldrum and Cyndi Lauper (ABC) – Top Left
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ON THIS DAY - 20th July

1842 – Sydney was declared a city, in an Act (6 Vic. No 3) passed "to declare the town of Sydney to be a city and to incorporate the inhabitants thereof".

1845 – Charles Sturt entered the Simpson Desert in central Australia.

1851 – Gold discoveries at Mt Alexander sparked the goldrush in Victoria.

1858 – Adelaide and Melbourne were linked by the first intercolonial electric telegraph line.

1866 – Arthur Macalister resigned as Premier of Queensland during a bank crisis, he resumed his post on 7 August as the crisis eased.

1969 – NASA switched the main transmission feed of the Apollo 11 moon landing to Honeysuckle Creek Tracking Station in Canberra, then Parkes Observatory in New South Wales, which then broadcasted the mission to the world.

1979 – Inaugural meeting of the National Farmers' Federation.

1992 – ABC debuted children's TV series Bananas in Pyjamas.

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Australian gold diggings, by Edwin Stocqueler, c. 1855 (Wiki) – Top
The Hon Arthur Macalister was a former Premier of Queensland (Queensland Times) – Bottom Left
Honeysuckle Creek Tracking Station (DailyMail) – Bottom Right
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Re: A little ray of sunshine from Australia

Post by pipoz4444 » July 20, 2021, 5:59 pm

A Video/Song for those Australian's with a sense of humor.

I am sure it will go over the heads of the PC brigade on this forum, but "WGAFF" :guitar: :drunk:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVsE16WtmH8

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ON THIS DAY - 21st July

1788 – First sitting of the Court of Civil Jurisdiction.

1858 – Adelaide and Melbourne were linked by the first intercolonial electric telegraph line.

1942 – WWII - Australia fourght Japan in Kokoda Trail.

1994 – Mother and Son finale aired. (1984–1994).

1998 – The 1998 Sydney water crisis involved the suspected contamination by the microscopic pathogens cryptosporidium and giardia of the water supply system of Greater Metropolitan Sydney.

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Telegraph Station at Port Adelaide, with the Post Office to the right. c. 1900 (SLSA) – Top
Mules and pack horses being led past a 25-pounder being hauled forward on the first leg of the track from Owers' Corner (AWM) – Middle
Garry McDonald and Ruth Cracknell in the television program Mother and Son (ABC) – Bottom
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ON THIS DAY - 22nd July

1851 – Northern NSW landholders write to Earl Grey calling for Northern NSW to become a separate colony with transportation of labour. They complained of a shortage of labour due to men going to the goldfields.

1870 – A state flag of South Australia was adopted.

1900 – Frederick Lane became the first Australian swimmer to win Gold at the modern Olympics.

1938 – The Australian National War Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux, France was opened.

1947 – A temperature of -8°F (-13°C) was recorded in Charlotte Pass, NSW (Australian record).

1983 – Aviator and businessman Dick Smith completed the first solo round the world helicopter flight.

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Freddie Lane at 1900 Olympics (Wiki) – Bottom Right
Villers Bretonneux, France. 22 July 1938. The scene as the National Anthem was being played during the ceremony of the Unveiling of the Australian War Memorial at the Villers Bretonneux Cemetery. (AWM) – Top
Dick Smith in his sleeping bag in front of the helicopter that took him around the world in 1982 (ABC) – Bottom Left
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ON THIS DAY - 23rd July

1773 – Sir Thomas Makdougall Brisbane, 6th Governor of New South Wales and the man after whom the Australian city of Brisbane is named, was born.

1916 – Arthur Seaforth Blackburn and John Leak awarded the Victoria Cross and Bill McCann awarded the Military Cross for their separate actions at the Battle of Pozières.

1931 – Ashmore & Cartier Island in Indian Ocean was transferred to Australia.

1938 – Bert Newton, award-winning media personality, was born.

1990 – Players' draft adopted at a board meeting of NSWRL.

1993 – NY Yankee player, Mark Hutton is the first Australian to be a starting pitcher in the US Baseball League.

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Sir Thomas Makdougall Brisbane (1773-1860), by F. Schenck, c.1850 (SLNSW) – Top Left
Australian officers walking through London after receiving their decorations from individual George V at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace. Identified left to right are Captain (Capt) Frank Rupert Hewitt MC, Lieutenant Arthur Seaforth Blackburn VC, Capt William Murray Fowler MC, and Capt William Francis James McCann MC. (AWM) – Bottom
Bert Newton with his wife Patti [1985?] (Podtail) – Top Right
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Post by stattointhailand » July 23, 2021, 8:55 pm

Strewth Barny ......... ya forgot the most important info

One of statts long lost criminal ancestors died 100 yrs ago today in Australia

Francis Abigail Political Career
Abigail, Francis Party % Vote 1880 West Sydney Elected - 13.40 1882 West Sydney Re-elected - 16.29 1885 West Sydney Re-elected - 18.19 1887 West Sydney Re-elected Free Trade 19.85 1889 West Sydney Re-elected Free Trade 14.63 1891 West Sydney Defeated Free Trade 8.78

Mr Francis ABIGAIL (1840 - 1921)
• Date of Birth: 01/01/1840
• Place of Birth: London, England
• Date of Death: 23/07/1921
• Place of Death: Ashfield, New South Wales, Australia
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Francis Abigail, John H. Nathan, James F. Martin, John
Hurley, Roderick M'Namara, John Scott, and Arnold Mathey,
charged on warrant with conspiracy to defraud and deceive
the shareholders and depositors of the Australian Banking
Company (Limited) by making and publishing false statements
as balance sheets, have been arrested, the first six by Detectives
Hinds, Rochaix, and Clough, and the latter by the Peak Hill
Police. Committed for trial at Criminal Court. Francis
Abigail was further charged that he did concur in making a
false entry in a monthly return book of the Australian Banking
Company (Limited) with intent to defraud John Mahoney and
other shareholders of the Company. Committed for trial at
Criminal Court.

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ON THIS DAY - 24th July

1834 – Mary Gonzaga Barry, an Irish Catholic religious sister whose life work led to the establishment of the Loreto Sister schools across Australia, was born.

1862 – Explorer John McDouall Stuart successfully returned from crossing the Australian continent from north to south on his third attempt.

1900 – Neville Howse rescued a fallen ally under heavy fire during the Second Boer War, becoming the first Australian recipient of the Victoria Cross. The award was gazetted on 4 June 1901 and the original citation reads: During the action at Vredefort on 24 July 1900, Captain House went out under a heavy cross fire and picked up a wounded man, and carried him to a place of shelter. Service and life after the Boer War: Neville Howse went on to serve with distinction in the First World War, in New Guinea, Gallipoli, Egypt, England and on the Western Front, gaining numerous recognitions for his service. In June 1915, he was awarded the Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB) for his work in treating and evacuating the wounded following the landing at Gallipoli. On 1 January 1917, he was appointed Knight Commander of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (KCB). In June 1919, he was made Knight Commander of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George (KCMG) quickly followed by appointment to Knight of the Grace of the Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem. Following the war, he was appointed Director General of Army Medical Services.

1971 – Queensland Premier Joh Bjelke-Petersen declared a State of Emergency to allow the touring South African Springboks football team to play.

1979 – Fourteen coal miners died in a lethal gas explosion at Appin Colliery, New South Wales.

1981 – The Queensland Government declared a state of emergency over a threat to food supplies caused by the transport workers' strike.

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Mary Gonzaga Barry. (Archives Loreto) – Top Left
Australian Neville Howse in his uniform (The Australian Boer War Memorial) – Top Right
Appin Colliery Search Team 1979 (Mine Accidents and Disasters) – Bottom
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ON THIS DAY - 25th July

1851 – An uncredited diary entry described the 'Yowie' of southeast Queensland in detail. From the mid-1800s, writings about strange ape-like creatures in Australia abounded. One of these was a diary entry from the Conondale region of southeast Queensland, written on 25 July 1851, which stated: "They are short, stout and of very muscular appearance. They are covered in thick black hair...Their hair and beards are long...They are completely naked...the stench of their body is unbearable...great hunters of the forests and jungles...They come and go without being seen. They can hide in the undergrowth in such a manner that one can be touched or struck without their person being visible. I am to wonder if these are the same people...who take people away when they dare enter the forests and jungles...the women made grunt-like expression during contact...the child hung to its mother on the breast in the manner of an ape. These were the Woningityan/Won-ingee-tyan - the shadow men creatures of the jungles and forests..."

1862 – After successfully crossing Australia from south to north, John McDouall Stuart raised the British flag at the mouth of the Mary River. John McDouall Stuart was officially the first white man to successfully lead an inland expedition from Australia's south to the north, and return alive.

1916 – Thomas Cooke died in the Battle of Pozières and was awarded the Victoria Cross for his gallantry in the face of the enemy. The award of the VC to Cooke was gazetted on 9 September 1916 and the citation read as follows: For most conspicuous bravery. After a Lewis gun had been disabled, he was ordered to take his gun and gun-team to a dangerous part of the line. Here he did fine work, but came under very heavy fire, with the result that finally he was the only man left. He still stuck to his post, and continued to fire his gun. When assistance was sent he was found dead beside his gun. He set a splendid example of determination and devotion to duty. — London Gazette, 9 September 1916.

1956 – The film A Town Like Alice premiered in Alice Springs.

1986 – An unusual cold dry change swept through south-eastern Australia, causing temperatures to plummet and bringing 8 centimetres (3.15 in) of snow to Hobart, isolating the city until midday. Canberra also receives snow during the early afternoon with reports of snow and sleet also occurring in the suburbs of Melbourne and Sydney.

1994 – Telephone numbers in Australia began transitioning to eight digits. Mona Vale in Sydney was the first suburb to change to the new numbers.

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Wooden Yowie statue in Kilcoy, Queensland, Australia (Wiki) – Bottom Right
Planting the Flag On the Shores of the Indian Ocean (The Journals of John McDouall Stuart during the years 1858, 1859, 1860, 1861, & 1862, when he fixed the centre of the continent and successfully crossed it from sea to sea) – Top
Thomas Cooke (Anzac Portal DVA) – Bottom Left

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