A little ray of sunshine from Australia

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Re: A little ray of sunshine from Australia

Post by Whistler » April 12, 2022, 7:54 pm

Sport wrote:
April 7, 2022, 6:35 pm
It happens over here every 10 or 15,000 years or so when the earth throws a wobbly to get all the cogs moving in the right sequence. It may also affect the countries west of The Netherlands and Belgium.
No evidence to support that.


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Re: A little ray of sunshine from Australia

Post by Barney » April 25, 2022, 12:13 pm

ON THIS DAY – 25th April

1809 – First post office in Sydney established. Ex-convict Isaac Nichols was the first postmaster.

1829 – Charles Fremantle arrived in HMS Challenger off the coast of modern-day Western Australia prior to declaring the Swan River Colony for the United Kingdom.

1896 – At the 1896 election in South Australia, women exercised their right to vote for the first time, having been given limited suffrage the previous year.

1907 – Tasmania adopted the Hare-Clark single transferable vote system, and introduced postal voting.

1915 – The Gallipoli Campaign commenced, with the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) landing at Anzac Cove on the Gallipoli peninsula in present-day Turkey.

1918 – In the Second Battle of Villers-Bretonneux, Australian and British troops counter-attacked German forces near Amiens, France, with Clifford Sadlier later receiving the Victoria Cross for his actions.

1927 – Anzac Day was uniformly observed in all Australian states for the first time.

1975 – The Australian Embassy in South Vietnam was closed and staff evacuated prior to the Fall of Saigon.

1992 – Prime Minister Paul Keating kissed the ground at Kokoda, Papua New Guinea, declaring that it, not Gallipoli, was the birthplace of Australian nationalism.

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Issac Nichol (Twisted History) – Bottom Left
Election Day in Adelaide, 25 April 1896 – the first Australian election and referendum in which women could cast a vote. Photographer unknown. (NMA) – Bottom Right
Men of the 11th battalion and 1st Field Company, Australian Engineers, assembled on the forecastle of HMS London at sea off Lemnos, 24 April 1915. The next morning they would leave the London to land on North Beach, Gallipoli. (AWM A02468) – Top

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Re: A little ray of sunshine from Australia

Post by Barney » April 29, 2022, 10:21 am

Quite a few important events on this day

ON THIS DAY – 29th April

1770 – Lieutenant James Cook landed at and named Botany Bay.

1789 – The Mutiny on the Bounty occurs; Captain William Bligh and 18 others were cast adrift.

1789 – Australia's first bushranger, John 'Black' Caesar, was tried for theft, leading him to make escape plans.

1930 – Telephone connection Britain-Australia goes into service.

1941 – A 7.2-magnitude earthquake, the strongest recorded in Australia, hit near the station of Meeberrie in the Murchison district of Western Australia.

1952 – The ANZUS Treaty between Australia, New Zealand and the United States came into force.

1965 – Menzies announced the government's decision to send a combat force to Vietnam following a request from Saigon for more military aid.

1967 – A majority in the New England region of New South Wales voted against the creation of a new state in the referendum.

1981 – A fire at the Pacific Nursing Home in Sylvania, a suburb of Sydney, killed 16 people.

1988 – QSTV (now Seven Central) started broadcasting to remote Eastern Australia via satellite.

1988 – As part of the Bicentenary, Queen Elizabeth II opened the National Stockman's Hall of Fame in Longreach, Queensland.

1997 – BHP announced it will end steel-making operations in Newcastle in 1999, with 2,500 job lost.

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Fletcher Christian and the mutineers sent Lieutenant William Bligh and 18 others adrift; painted 1790 by Robert Dodd. (National Maritime Museum) – Top
A Coy arrives at Tan Son Nhut Airport, Saigon 2 June 1965 (1 RAR The First Battalion Association) – Middle
BHP Newcastle Steel Works, [c. 1915] (The University of Newcastle [Australia]) – Bottom

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Re: A little ray of sunshine from Australia

Post by jackspratt » May 14, 2022, 12:11 pm

Comment from our Kiwi brothers - I don't think there are any sisters on here - would be welcomed. :D
Sex worker's story held until now by WA state library details life in red light districts like Roe Street

........At 31, Joan separated from her husband and moved to Perth.

She worked in establishments on Roe Street — then dubbed Rue de Roe, possibly because of the large number of French women working in the brothels.

By the end of World War II she was running two houses looking after 11 women, almost all of whom were from the eastern states and needed money to support themselves and their families.

Many used nom de plumes at work and Joan remembered very busy times when soldiers came into port from all over the world.

She said, however, the brothels would close when a New Zealand convoy came into Fremantle as the men "get half drunk and go crazy".......

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-05-14/ ... /101058118
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Re: A little ray of sunshine from Australia

Post by GT93 » May 14, 2022, 12:54 pm

That's shameful behaviour from the Kiwis. Dickheads.
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Re: A little ray of sunshine from Australia

Post by stattointhailand » May 14, 2022, 1:25 pm

So thats why no sheep are safe when the kiwis were in town, all the brothels were closed

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Re: A little ray of sunshine from Australia

Post by pepesgrill » May 14, 2022, 9:53 pm

NZ needs a new flag. copying the aussie flag was
a weak move. maybe sheep on blue background

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Re: A little ray of sunshine from Australia

Post by GT93 » May 15, 2022, 2:31 am

We tried changing the flag a few years back. No luck. On the flag I'd prefer a lamb strung up in an abattoir about to have its throat slit. Tell it how it is.
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Re: A little ray of sunshine from Australia

Post by pepesgrill » May 15, 2022, 4:21 am

maybe some meth gear , superimposed on a
blue background . with sheep on other side

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