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Re: A little ray of sunshine from Australia

Post by Barney » September 15, 2021, 7:36 am

ON THIS DAY – 15th September

1793 – Captain William Paterson led a party of Scotsmen in the first attempt to cross the Blue Mountains. He was unsuccessful.

1796 – Macarthur complained to Colonial Secretary of Hunter's governing.

1870 – Construction began on Australia's Overland Telegraph Line, stretching across the continent from Adelaide to Darwin.

1895 – Celebrated American writer and humourist, Mark Twain, arrived in Australia on tour.

1939 – WWII - Robert Menzies announced a new War Cabinet.

1957 – Hobart had its wettest day on record with 156.2 millimetres as a result of a slow-moving low-pressure system redeveloping over the Tasman Sea.

1962 – Australia's first entry in America's Cup yacht race. (US won)

2000 – The 27th Olympic Games opened in Sydney, Australia.

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Re: A little ray of sunshine from Australia

Post by GT93 » September 16, 2021, 2:44 am

Currently no sunlight on Christian Porter's big donor or donors.

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Re: A little ray of sunshine from Australia

Post by Barney » September 16, 2021, 7:01 am

ON THIS DAY – 16th September

1770 – Lieutenant James Cook became the first European to note the appearance of the Aurora Australis.

1804 – A government-owned brewery was opened at Parramatta as a means of controlling the consumption of spirits.

1910 – The Australian Treasury was given authority to issue currency, replacing the use of the British Pound.

1956 – Australia's first TV station TCN-9 began regular transmission in Sydney.

1967 – The first live telecast of a football grand final in Australia was the screening of the 1967 NSWRFL season's grand final between Canterbury-Bankstown and South Sydney at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

1967 – The U.S. Naval Communication Station North West Cape near Exmouth, Western Australia was declared operational.

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“First In Australia” (TCNChannel9) – Bottom
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Re: A little ray of sunshine from Australia

Post by GT93 » September 16, 2021, 10:18 am

I hope the names of Porter's major donors leak. Risky donations.

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Re: A little ray of sunshine from Australia

Post by GT93 » September 16, 2021, 2:25 pm

That Fella Down Under. :lol:

Sleepy Joe can't even recall Scotty from Marketing's name. Never mind, I suppose it's a pleasant change from seeing POTUS kissing Putin or Jong-un's arse.

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Re: A little ray of sunshine from Australia

Post by jackspratt » September 16, 2021, 3:47 pm

GT93 wrote:
September 16, 2021, 10:18 am
I hope the names of Porter's major donors leak. Risky donations.
Porter quit his certain path to the Premier's position in WA, to seek the big chair federally - but he is now political road kill.

My prediction is that he will resign, and not seek re-election, thereby avoiding the need to name his "blind" donors. However, they will likely be leaked in due course in any event.

He will be lining up corporate positions already - hopefully (for him) he has kept his lawyers ticket paid and up to date. Perhaps Scotty from Marketing will hand him a QC gong on the way out, as he is unlikely to get one from McGowan.

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Re: A little ray of sunshine from Australia

Post by Barney » September 17, 2021, 9:51 am

ON THIS DAY – 17th September

1853 – The first paddle steamer to navigate the Murray River, the 'Lady Augusta', reached Swan Hill on its maiden voyage from Goolwa.

1877 – The Port Arthur penal colony was closed.

1879 – The Sydney International Exhibition opened at the Garden Palace.

1892 – Coolgardie, WA, gold rush began.

1900 – Commonwealth of Australia was proclaimed.

1902 – Opera singer Nellie Melba arrived in Brisbane for her first Australian tour after 16 years in Europe.

1914 – WWI - The acting governor of German New Guinea surrendered.

1977 – St. George and minor premiers Parramatta played a 9–9 draw after 100 minutes in the NSWRL Grand Final. It was the first Grand Final to be tied after 100 minutes including extra time.

1989 – Six people died in the Downunder Hostel fire in Sydney's Kings Cross.

1997 – The Melbourne Storm rugby league team was founded.

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Garden Palace 1879 (Powerhouse Museum) – Top
An Afghan guard of honour at Coolgardie, welcoming the Governor Sir Gerald Smith at the opening of the railway, 2 March 1896 (Museum Western Australia) – Bottom Left
Australian opera singer Nellie Melba (NLA) – Bottom Right
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Re: A little ray of sunshine from Australia

Post by GT93 » September 17, 2021, 11:21 am

I'll be really peeved if Porter ends up on a sandgroper AFL board of directors. I hope they won't go within cooee of him.

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Post by Sport » September 17, 2021, 6:06 pm

Barney, I dont know if you have seen the news from Oz, the Morrison Govt. has secured an agreement with the USA & UK to build nuclear subs in Aust. Great news for the Aust. ship building industry with plenty of local jobs. The French sub contract has been torn up and compo will be paid to them.

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A little ray of sunshine from Australia

Post by Barney » September 18, 2021, 4:47 am

Sport wrote:Barney, I dont know if you have seen the news from Oz, the Morrison Govt. has secured an agreement with the USA & UK to build nuclear subs in Aust. Great news for the Aust. ship building industry with plenty of local jobs. The French sub contract has been torn up and compo will be paid to them.
Yes mate I did see the great news.
The crow eaters will be over the moon with this project.
The young ones will have a chance at long time employment prospects.
Nuclear was always a better option than diesel motors.
Of course the usual candidates from the left are finding ways to spin a negative story from a positive.
Well done to the Morrison govt.


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Re: A little ray of sunshine from Australia

Post by pipoz4444 » September 18, 2021, 11:38 am

Sport wrote:
September 17, 2021, 6:06 pm
Barney, I dont know if you have seen the news from Oz, the Morrison Govt. has secured an agreement with the USA & UK to build nuclear subs in Aust. Great news for the Aust. ship building industry with plenty of local jobs. The French sub contract has been torn up and compo will be paid to them.
Yes Sport, finally a smarter decision. When a Deal goes sour, walk away from it.

From the link below, it would suggest that, the decision to purchase the “Shortfin Barracuda” submarines from the French Company DCNS (Naval Group), was going south, from early days. First rising in costs, from AUS 50 Billion to AUD 89 Billion. Then with delays in delivery dates, from a planned entering service by the "early 2030s" to what was a “maybe the first ship might will be operational in 2035”. With the last submarine being delivered in 2050. [-X

That’s what, waiting another 14 years for the first one and 29 more years for the last one? :confused: :-k I think the French Agreement was for 12 submarines. Plus there was the apparent disagreement over how much of the work would actually be done in Australia.

I dare say that the Americans, will have a loaner scheme, “Rent a Submarine”, if Australia needs one, two or three, before Year 2035.

https://www.theweek.in/news/world/2021/ ... uukus.html

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Re: A little ray of sunshine from Australia

Post by Barney » September 18, 2021, 3:20 pm

ON THIS DAY – 18th September

1797 – Coal is officially discovered in New South Wales, Australia, providing the foundation for the establishment of Newcastle.

1918 – WWI - Forces led by John Monash attacked the Hindenburg Line in the Battle of the Hindenburg Line capturing 4,300 German troops.

1963 – USSR ordered 58.5 million barrels of cereal from Australia.

1971 – South Sydney defeated St. George 16–10 in the NSWRL Grand Final at the Sydney Cricket Ground; giving them four winning premierships in five years and their 20th overall. It would become their final premiership win until 2014.

1999 – In one of the classic matches of Australian rules football, Carlton (16.8.104) defeated Essendon (14.19.103) in the preliminary final.

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The Coal River or Port of Newcastle New South Wales ... / watercolour drawing possibly by John William Lewin from an earlier sketch in c. 1801 (Mitchell Library, SLNSW) – Top
Lieutenant-General Sir John Monash, by James Peter Quinn 1918 (AWM) – Bottom Right
Breaking the Hindenburg Line, by Will Longstaff (AWM) – Bottom Left
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Re: A little ray of sunshine from Australia

Post by GT93 » September 19, 2021, 3:07 am

There's now a huge ruckus about these submarines. What a friggin' mess. I'd have had some sympathy for the French if the submarines were going to be delivered more promptly.

It's a shame Australia can't just buy the submarines from the Chinese. ;) They can get things done very quickly.

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Re: A little ray of sunshine from Australia

Post by Barney » September 19, 2021, 7:06 am

ON THIS DAY – 19th September

1912 – An amended version of the coat of arms of Australia was granted Royal Assent by George V. The Golden Wattle was declared Australia's floral emblem.

1919 – The Great Ocean Road project in Victoria was officially launched.

1921 – The Mount Mulligan mine disaster killed 76 miners.

1954 – Australian author Miles Franklin died.

2003 – Australian singer Slim Dusty died.

2003 – Construction of Alice Springs to Darwin rail link was completed

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Returned soldiers working on the Great Ocean Road, date unknown (QP and Eye) – Top
Portrait of Miles Franklin (Wiki) – Bottom Left
Slim Dusty at the Golden Guitar awards in Tamworth (Wiki) – Bottom Right
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