Category Archives: History

A Visit to the Brothel

UNC Day 21 Visiting Questa Casa Brothel Yes, I did visit a famous brothel in Kalgoorlie-Boulder, the famous mining city in Western Australia. It is called Questa Casa, but often referred to as The Pink House. It was like this.  … Continue reading

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Shen Yun – Chinese Traditional Dancing

UBC Day – 15 I love most Chinese culture – especially dancing and so wanted to see Shen Yun. My friends and family know that I taught in China for just under two years, some time ago.  I found it … Continue reading

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Gertrude Bell – Queen of the Desert

UBC – Day 12 The Movie – about Gertrude Bell I  hadn’t heard about  Gertrude Bell, or the movie  Queen of the Desert until listening to the radio, sometime after it was released and it’s run in the theatres had … Continue reading

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Remembering Almonds

Remembering Almond Trees I have wonderful memories of our almond trees. Sometimes I feel very special, because I grew up in a semi-rural area (despite being in the suburb of a city), post-war, when we grew much of our own food … Continue reading

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Military Tattoo and Auld Lang Syne

The performance of the Edinburgh Military Tattoo is always on TV on New Year’s Day in Australia Last night I watched the 2017 Edinburgh Military Tattoo performance. I always enjoy this – perhaps one day I will get to go … Continue reading

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Letter Writing

The Decline of  Letter Writing It is so sad that there is little letter writing these days.  And Christmas Cards are also in decline.  I was a great letter writer and had several pen pals when in my teens. Sadly … Continue reading

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Tambo and Tambo Teddies

To Tambo On Day three I travelled from Bungeworgorai  to Tambo, arriving in the afternoon.  Tambo is an interesting little town, neat and tidy, with a range of historic buildings and a Teddy shop.  I went into the Info Centre, which … Continue reading

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Obits – The Stories of Life

Some years ago I “discovered” obituaries or obits as some folk in the industry like to say.   As a lover of life stories, biographies, memoir etc, it fits right into my major interest.  I’d much rather read this genre than … Continue reading

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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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