Category Archives: History

Thoughts on Anzac Day

Thoughts on family and Anzac Day. Continue reading

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The End of Hutt River Province

The Hutt River Province is ceasing to exist after 50 years. I visited the province and met the late Prince Leonard on April 1st, 2013 and have the evidence in my passport. Continue reading

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About Mary Durack

Mary Durack wrote of the harsh life in northern WA in her books, the most popular being Kings in Grass Castles, which detailed the living in that area. Continue reading

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Challenges

A Month of Big Challenges Today is the last day of the first month of  2020 – a month with the most extraordinary challenges.   First was the terrible bushfire situation in Australia, which did start in late 2019, and continues … Continue reading

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Does Alcohol Make You More Creative?

Just a few thoughts on the idea of alcohol making one more creative – back in 353 that is what some writers explored.

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What Happened 50 Years Ago?

Some reminiscences of the year of the Moon Landing. 1969 was a big year for the world and our family. Continue reading

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The Return of the Handkerchief

Will the handkerchief return? I wonder if the handkerchief will return? I am of the vintage, that remembers the days before tissues for blowing one’s nose, or wiping away tears.  In those days everyone carried handkerchiefs.  What is a handkerchief … Continue reading

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Elsey Station at Mataranka

Memories of my reading of Jeannie Gunn’s book, We of the Never Never, and now first time, The Little Black Princess. Continue reading

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Pioneer Women Drivers in Australia

Women Driving Pioneers It is an accomplishment to drive around Australia, which I did on my own in 2012/13. Later I learned that some great women had done so much earlier.  I found in the Women’s Hall of Fame in … Continue reading

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The Stories about Cemeteries

The Home of the Dead I have sited many cemeteries in my travels around Australia.  There are many stories in these sites. As I was driving this afternoon, on my way to an appointment I heard some of a program … Continue reading

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