Category Archives: History

Dear Debbie

Today we in south east Queensland are suffering from the weather events as a result of Cyclone Debbie.  No where near as much as those people in north Queensland.  I so feel for them.  It was such an extra ordinary … Continue reading

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Should I take The Book Australian Places?

Do I take the big book, Australian Places? As I pack and plan for my life in Murtle, and my tour to Alice Springs, I am going through many items in my not too small collection. One is the Reader’s … Continue reading

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More on One Child Policy

While the One Child Policy was not spoken about to us, there were quite a few stories about families as time went on. Meet my Brother and Sister In 2010 a student phoned me and said that her mother wanted … Continue reading

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China – The Stories of the One Child Policy

We in “the west” had all heard about the One Child Policy of China which was introduced in 1979, and continued on until 2015/6.   The reality is that the rest of the world felt it was a good decision … Continue reading

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What’s in a Woman’s Title and Surname?

Why is a woman’s title have to indicate their marital status on documents? Yesterday I had to complete an application form and include quite a few details about myself. A Woman’s Title There was a list of “titles” e.g., Dr, … Continue reading

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Boggo Road Gaol Tour

Yes, I was in gaol yesterday.  I went on the Boggo Road History Tour.  And yes, they let me out afterwards. The Gaol was built in 1883, and survived until 1989.  Even what is left is imposing – and all … Continue reading

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I am going to Gaol

I am going to Gaol. I posted this on Facebook yesterday and of course, as I expected there were many comments.  Some folk wanted to know what I had done, other expressed concern, and quite a few guessed I was … Continue reading

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East Coast Encounters Exhibition

I came across this exhibition quite by accident. This gallery is not far from where I live, but confess I seldom visit. I guess I wasn’t on their mailing list, so was a bit out of the loop. East Coast … Continue reading

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Why Does Fruit Taste so Bland?

I remember the fruit of my childhood. My childhood was wonderful in many ways. I lived with my parents and sister in a new residential area of Adelaide, South Australia.  We moved in around the time my sister was born.   Mum … Continue reading

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Found a Friend – Someone From the Past

The World is small sometimes. Yesterday I wrote on this blog about a friend – someone I met in 1963.  The post is here. Today we were sitting chatting when my phone rang.  It was a friend from way back … Continue reading

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