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Post by Barney » October 11, 2021, 6:30 am

On This Day - 11th October

1738 – Captain Arthur Phillip, the first Governor of New South Wales, was born.

1852 – The University of Sydney, Australia's oldest university was inaugurated in Sydney.

1896 – Lawrence Wells made the fateful decision to split his exploration party and rejoin at Joanna Spring, leading to the deaths of two men. Seven months later, 0n 27 May 1897, the bodies of Wells and Jones were found perfectly preserved by the intense heat, just 22km from Joanna Spring. The mummified bodies were sewn in sheets and taken to Derby, where they were shipped to Adelaide and given a State funeral on 18 July 1897.

1906 – The Coat of Arms of New South Wales was granted by Royal Warrant.

1930 – The VFL Grand Final was won by the Collingwood Football Club, defeating the Geelong Football Club by 30 points, making it their fourth consecutive win and establishing an as yet unbeaten record in consecutive premierships in Australian Rules football's premier league.

2004 – Keith Miller, Test cricketer and World War II pilot died in Melbourne aged 84. Keith Ross Miller, AM MBE (28 November 1919 – 11 October 2004) was an Australian Test cricketer and a Royal Australian Air Force pilot during World War II. Miller is widely regarded as Australia's greatest ever all-rounder. His ability, irreverent manner and good looks made him a crowd favourite. English journalist Ian Wooldridge called Miller "the golden boy" of cricket, leading to his being nicknamed "Nugget". He "was more than a cricketer ... he embodied the idea that there was more to life than cricket". Away from cricket, Miller was also a successful Australian rules footballer. He played for St Kilda and was selected to represent the Victorian state team. He played 50 games for St Kilda, for whom he kicked eight goals in one game against North Melbourne, during 1941.

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Written on the picture 'Calvert Scientific Exploring Expedition 1896-97'. Left to right: A. T. Magarey, L. A. Wells, G. L. Jones, C. F. Wells and G.A. Keartland (SLSA) – Top
Miller reading Wisden Cricketers' Almanack in 1951 (Wiki) – Bottom Left
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Re: A little ray of sunshine from Australia

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On This Day - 12th October

1838 – Second Governor of South Australia, Lieutenant George Gawler, arrived in the colony.

1867 – The transportation of convicts to Western Australia ceased when the last convict ship to Western Australia, the Hougoumont, left Britain.

1912 – Forty-two people died in the North Mount Lyell Disaster on the west coast of Tasmania.

1918 – Australian children's classic "The Magic Pudding" was first published.

1923 – Cairns, Queensland was proclaimed a city.

1968 – Australia participated in the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, coming ninth in the medal tally with 5 gold, 7 silver and 5 bronze medals (17 in total).

1982 – Elizabeth II officially opened the new building of the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra.

1985 – Canon Arthur Malcolm became the first Aboriginal Bishop in Australia.

1988 – Two officers of the Victoria Police were gunned down execution-style in the Walsh Street police shootings.

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Colonel George Gawler, 1865 (SLSA) – Top Left
Frontispiece for the first edition of The Magic Pudding (SLNSW) – Top Right
Bishop Arthur Malcolm with Allen Brent, author of the book “Cultural Episcopacy” (Anglican Board of Mission Australia) – Bottom
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Re: A little ray of sunshine from Australia

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On This Day - 13th October

1846 – Bushranger Lawrence Kavenagh was executed by hanging.

1883 – Sydney High School enrolled its first students. The school was officially opened by Sir George Reid, Minister for Education, on October 8, 1883.

1924 – The inaugural Better Farming Train commenced a tour of Gippsland, Victoria.

1933 – The first traffic lights in Sydney became operational at the intersection of Kent and Market Streets.

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Portrait of bushranger Lawrence Kavenagh in the dock at court (Wiki) – Top Left
The original walled school (boys’ entrance side), located between Elizabeth and Castlereagh Streets (Aus Postal History) – Bottom
Traffic lights at the intersection of Kent and Market Streets flashing the 'Go' signal by colored lights when put into action on 13 October 1933, The Sun, 13 October 1933, p18 (Trove) – Top Right
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On This Day - 14th October

1824 – W. C. Wentworth and Robert Wardell began publication of ‘The Australian’, the first independent newspaper in Australia.

1879 – Stella Maria Sarah Miles Franklin, better known simply as Miles Franklin, was born.

1923 – Severe floods in Melbourne, two people drown.

1958 – Death of Douglas Mawson, Antarctic explorer and geologist, aged 76.

1959 – Radio comedian and quiz show host Jack Davey died.

1959 – Death of Errol Flynn, flamboyant film actor, in Vancouver, British Columbia, aged 50. He shares coffin space with six bottles of whiskey, a parting gift from his drinking buddies.

1960 – The Warragamba Dam was opened by the Premier of New South Wales.

1968 – The Western Australian town of Meckering suffered an earthquake that registers 6.9 on the Richter scale.

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Stella Maria Sarah Miles Franklin, date unknown (SLNSW) – Top Left
Sir Douglas Mawson (SLSA) – Top Right
Actor Errol Flynn ca. 1940 (Wiki) – Bottom
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On This Day - 15th October

1934 – Captain Cook's cottage was opened to the public, after being dismantled in England, then shipped to Australia and reassembled in Fitzroy Gardens, Melbourne.

1951 – A De Havilland Dove aircraft crashed near Kalgoorlie killing all 7 onboard.

1953 – Britain conducted the first atomic test on the Australian mainland.

1966 – Australia banned the Troggs' song "I Can't Control Myself" as "terribly obscene".

1968 – Ralph Doubell equalled Peter Snell's world record (2:04.3) in the men's 800 metres, clocking 1:44.3 at the Summer Olympics in Mexico City to win Gold.

1970 – A span of the West Gate Bridge in Melbourne collapsed, killing 35 construction workers.

1985 – Shelley Taylor of Australia made the fastest swim ever around Manhattan Island, doing it in 6 hours 12 minutes 29 seconds.

1988 – Aus Steam '88 commenced in Melbourne, Victoria.

1999 – The South Sydney Rabbitohs were expelled from the National Rugby League competition in 2000. Over 80,000 fans - led by Club legend George Piggins - marched through Sydney's CBD to Town Hall in November 2000 to protest against News Limited and the National Rugby League for the decision to exclude the Club from the competition. In July 2001 the Club successfully won their appeal to be re-admitted into the competition for the 2002 season.

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Site of first atomic test on mainland Australia, known as Totem One – Top Left
Ralph Doubell wins in Mexico (University of Melbourne) – Top Right
Workers inspect bridge after the collapse (SLV) – Bottom Left
The people marched (South Sydney Rabbitohs) – Bottom Right
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Re: A little ray of sunshine from Australia

Post by Barney » October 16, 2021, 1:01 pm

On This Day - 16th October

1791 – Admiral Barrington, the last ship of the Third Fleet, arrived with Captain William Paterson of the New South Wales Corps on board.

1837 – The first group of German migrants arrived in the new colony of South Australia.

1867 – English immigrant James Nash reported to authorities that he had discovered 75 ounces of alluvial gold in a creek at Gympie, Queensland. The find sparked a gold rush to the area, saving the colony of Queensland from bankruptcy.

1975 – The Balibo Five were killed by Indonesian troops in Portuguese Timor.

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The Fiveways, 1868 (Gympie Regional Libraries) – Bottom Left
James Nash 1868 (Gympie Regional Libraries) – Bottom Right
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Re: A little ray of sunshine from Australia

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On This Day - 17th October

1854 – The Melbourne daily newspaper ‘The Age’ was first published.

1854 – Amidst the unrest which eventually led to the Eureka rebellion, the Eureka Hotel was burnt to the ground during a riot.

1885 – The worst race fall in Australian history occurred at the 1885 Caulfield Cup when 15 of the 44 horses competing fell as they turned onto the straight, resulting in the death of 25-year-old jockey Donald Nicholson.

1898 – The Perth Zoo opened with two lions and a tiger.

1900 – Natural gas was found at Roma in Queensland.

1917 – The two halves of the Trans-Australian Railway met.

1949 – Work commenced on the Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Scheme, which is considered one of the wonders of the modern engineering world.

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Charles A. Doudiet, watercolour on paper, 1854, watercolour, on paper (Eurekapedia) – Top
The Zoo, South Perth (WA Achievers) – Middle
At work, Snowy Mountain Scheme (Snowy Scheme Museum) – Bottom
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Re: A little ray of sunshine from Australia

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On This Day - 18th October

1790 – HMS Supply returned from Batavia with more supplies.

1854 – Billy Murdoch, regarded as the finest cricket batsman of his day, was born in Sandhurst, Victoria. William Lloyd Murdoch (18 October 1854 – 18 February 1911) was an Australian cricketer who captained the Australian national side in 16 Test matches between 1880 and 1890. This included four tours of England, one of which, in 1882, gave rise to The Ashes. Although Victorian-born, Murdoch was raised in Sydney, and played his Australian domestic cricket for New South Wales, making his first-class debut in 1875. In 2019 Murdoch was inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame.

1869 – The Lithgow Zig Zag Railway was opened.

1909 – New South Wales agreed to surrender 2400 square kilometres of land for the creation of the Australian Capital Territory.

1934 – Charles Prince of Morphettville was found guilty of fraud for the "ring in" of Redlock at the Murray Bridge Racing Club on 28 July.

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A replica of the First Fleet ship 'HMS Supply', part of the 1938 First Fleet re-enactment in Sydney Harbour (Wiki) – Top
Australian cricketer Billy Murdoch c. 1895 (Wiki) – Bottom Left
Near View, showing position of Engine in Accident on Zig-Zag, April, 1901 (Postcard) – Bottom Right
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Re: A little ray of sunshine from Australia

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Re: A little ray of sunshine from Australia

Post by jackspratt » October 18, 2021, 8:15 pm

The sleazy newspapers of the Rupert (Dirty Digger) Murdoch stable in Oz have just done a 180 degree pirouette on the subject of climate change - without a hint of introspection or apology for the shitt they have promoted over the last decade or longer.

For those who are interested, and care, their gross hypocrisy is lacerated here:

https://www.abc.net.au/mediawatch/episo ... e/13591490

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Re: A little ray of sunshine from Australia

Post by Laan Yaa Mo » October 19, 2021, 6:26 am

jackspratt wrote:
October 18, 2021, 8:15 pm
The sleazy newspapers of the Rupert (Dirty Digger) Murdoch stable in Oz have just done a 180 degree pirouette on the subject of climate change - without a hint of introspection or apology for the shitt they have promoted over the last decade or longer.

For those who are interested, and care, their gross hypocrisy is lacerated here:

https://www.abc.net.au/mediawatch/episo ... e/13591490
'It's never too late to the the right thing' (motto of the Ontario Liberal Party). 'Mr. McGuinty isn’t premier any longer, but he still has his defences up. Appearing Tuesday before a committee inquiry into his sudden mid-election decision to abandon two power plant projects, at a cost now estimated at around $600 million, he pulled out his old chestnut: “It’s never too late to do the right thing.” - https://nationalpost.com/opinion/kelly- ... n-mcguinty

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Re: A little ray of sunshine from Australia

Post by Doodoo » October 19, 2021, 8:31 am

LALA
How did Ontario end up in Australia?

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Re: A little ray of sunshine from Australia

Post by Laan Yaa Mo » October 19, 2021, 8:54 am

Doodoo, it's easy. Try thinking. Hope this helps.
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Re: A little ray of sunshine from Australia

Post by Doodoo » October 19, 2021, 10:06 am

OK I thought about it
"Re: A little ray of sunshine from Australia"

Ontario with a Liberal Party aint on the Continent of Australia
So. give us a hint

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Re: A little ray of sunshine from Australia

Post by tamada » October 19, 2021, 11:47 am

Doodoo wrote:
October 19, 2021, 10:06 am
OK I thought about it
"Re: A little ray of sunshine from Australia"

Ontario with a Liberal Party aint on the Continent of Australia
So. give us a hint
jackspratt comments on an Aussie right-wing media magnate's change of stance on global warming.

lym comments that such a turn isn't unknown, citing a similar Canadian political precedent for context.

simples, no?

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Re: A little ray of sunshine from Australia

Post by Barney » October 19, 2021, 3:47 pm

On This Day - 19th October

1812 – Indefatigable, the first direct convict transport from Britain to Tasmania arrived in Hobart.

1833 – Australian horseman and poet, Adam Lindsay Gordon, was born. His poetry expressed his love of horses. It also captured the emerging Australian identity and use of Australian idioms.

1872 – The Beyers and Holtermann nugget, the largest single piece of reef gold ever discovered in the world, was found by workers at the Star of Hope Gold Mining Co on Hawkins Hill, NSW. It weighed about 286kg, measured 150cm by 66cm, contained 82.11kg of gold and was worth at least £12,000 at the time.

1887 – The Sydney-bound steamer SS Cheviot was wrecked near Point Nepean, Victoria, claiming 35 lives.

1900 – Bill Ponsford, Australian batsman who twice broke the world record for the highest first-class score, was born in North Fitzroy, Melbourne. William Harold Ponsford MBE (19 October 1900 – 6 April 1991) was an Australian cricketer. Usually playing as an opening batsman, he formed a successful and long-lived partnership opening the batting for Victoria and Australia with Bill Woodfull, his friend and state and national captain. Ponsford is the only player to twice break the world record for the highest individual score in first-class cricket; Ponsford and Brian Lara are the only cricketers to twice score 400 runs in an innings. Ponsford holds the Australian record for a partnership in Test cricket, set in 1934 in combination with Don Bradman (451 for 2nd wicket)—the man who broke many of Ponsford's other individual records. In fact, he along with Bradman set the record for the highest partnership ever for any wicket in Test cricket history when playing on away soil (451 runs for the second wicket).

1979 – The Australian Federal Police was established under the command of Colin Woods.

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Portrait of Adam Lindsay Gordon (SLSA) – Top Left
Stylised picture of B.O. Holtermann with the Holtermann Nugget, ca. 1874-1876 / photographer American & Australasian Photographic Company (SLNSW) – Top Right
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Re: A little ray of sunshine from Australia

Post by Laan Yaa Mo » October 19, 2021, 6:20 pm

tamada wrote:
October 19, 2021, 11:47 am
Doodoo wrote:
October 19, 2021, 10:06 am
OK I thought about it
"Re: A little ray of sunshine from Australia"

Ontario with a Liberal Party aint on the Continent of Australia
So. give us a hint
jackspratt comments on an Aussie right-wing media magnate's change of stance on global warming.

lym comments that such a turn isn't unknown, citing a similar Canadian political precedent for context.

simples, no?
Bingo! That should help Doodoo solve his way out of the predicament.
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Re: A little ray of sunshine from Australia

Post by jackspratt » October 19, 2021, 7:55 pm

Yes, it wasn't rocket surgery, was it Uncle.

Perhaps you could wander over to this thread viewtopic.php?f=139&t=53300&p=629537#p629526 and lend a helping hand.

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Re: A little ray of sunshine from Australia

Post by Doodoo » October 19, 2021, 8:55 pm

AH Tam and his Team jump in as the Canuck cant explain with a simple response as usual
Thanks Dad and Uncle for helping the Little One out

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Re: A little ray of sunshine from Australia

Post by Laan Yaa Mo » October 20, 2021, 7:36 am

jackspratt wrote:
October 19, 2021, 7:55 pm
Yes, it wasn't rocket surgery, was it Uncle.

Perhaps you could wander over to this thread viewtopic.php?f=139&t=53300&p=629537#p629526 and lend a helping hand.
Lord Thunderin' Jaysus...what a mess that thread is. Doodoo should be able to straighten those guys out with his superior wit and intellect. He is capable of helping us all out. Go get 'em, Tiger!
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