Saturday, August 1, 2015

August 1 On This Day in Australian History

August 1 OnThisDay in Australian History


1791 - The Third Fleet rocked up in Port Jackson.

1832 -  "After a couple of unpleasant murders" (as opposed to jolly murders) betwixt settlers and Aboriginal people in WA Stirling established the Corps of Mounted Police, under the command of Captain Theophilus Ellis, with a Mr Northcott as Assistant Superintendent, and orders were sent to Cape Town for horses.

1877 - Royal Commission on the Aborigines presented its final report to Parliament.
Following the 1877 Royal Commission on the Aborigines, the Reverend Frederick Strickland was appointed manager in the hopes to quell the swelling unrest that had been present since the dismissal of John Green, manger at Coranderrk.

1882 - The Mordialloc to Frankston railway line opened.

1883 - Scarsdale Junction to Scarsdale rail line opened.

1902 - The magazine New Idea was first published.

1905 - Grata Flos Matilda Greig became the first chickybabe to be admitted to the Bar in Victoria, and the first to enter the legal profession in Australia.

1916 - Just to confuse everyone (aside from the fact that the wattle is currently in bloom around Sydney) NSW adopted this date as Wattle Day.
*Everyone got together in 1992 and agreed to have a Wattle Day Knees up on September 1.

1923 - Melbourne bound "Adelaide Express" derailed at Glenorchy due to floodwaters.

1930 - The peasants were revolting!
A group of unemployed people left Port Adelaide shortly before 10 am and marched to the city demanding work or the basic wage and the removal of police from the waterfront at the Port. The party numbering about 100, said to be led by Communists, carried red flags and placards with inscriptions such as ‘We want work or full sustenance’.

1949 - The Snowy Mountains Authority came into being, initiating Australia's greatest feat of engineering in the 20th century.

1949  - The Australian government sent in army troops to work the mines during the extensive Coal Miner's Strike, effectively ending the strike.

1971 - Everyone travelling in cars in NSW were bound by law to belt up after this date.

1978 - The Terang (Mortlake Junction) to Mortlake railway line was closed.

1984 -  Australian banks were deregulated. Foreign banks were invited to operate in Australia on 10 September.

1987 - The Flinders St to St Kilda rail line was closed, (later converted to tram line).

 2007 - Mr Bruce Trevorrow became the first member of the Stolen Generations to successfully sue the state for compensation as a result of his removal from his family as a baby. Mr Trevorrow was awarded and paid compensation of $775,000, including interest.

Raelene Eaton & Yvonne Waters - still missing 41 years on.

Raelene Eaton was my cousin and she has been missing for 41 years.

If anyone has any information please contact Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000

Yvonne Kaye WATERS and Raelene May EATON were last seen at about 6.45pm on 07/04/1974 leaving the White Sands Hotel, Scarborough in the company of three unidentified male persons. Nothing has been seen or heard from either girl since that time. 

Raelene Eaton -
Last seen: Thursday, 07 April 1974
Year of birth: 1957
Height: 150 cm
Eyes: Hazel
Hair: Black
Complexion: Olive
Gender: Female
Distinguishing Feature: Raelene has a mole on the left side of her neck, and the bottom, centre tooth is fitted with a gold cap.
Raelene was last seen wearing a black skirt, pink top, brown platform shoes and carrying a brown shoulder bag.

.  photo EATONRaelene-WA_zps6eac0edf.jpg


This is Raelene's cousin Yvonne Waters who went missing with Raelene.
 photo WATERSYvonneWA_zps6ee547e2.jpg

Yvonne Waters - 
Last seen: Sunday, 07 April 1974
 Year of birth: 1957
Height: 158 cm
Build: Slim
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Brown
Complexion: Fair
Gender: Female
Yvonne was last seen wearing long blue trousers, long sleeved green top, brown platform shoes, carrying a tan shoulder bag.

Friday, July 31, 2015

July 31 On This Day in OZ History IndigenousHistory , LGBT History

1790 - Newton Fowell, a midshipman on HMS Sirius, wrote to his father from Batavia (now Jakarta):

"    … the Small Pox raged among them { the Eora} with great Fury and carried off a Great Number of them. Every boat that went down the Harbour found them laying Dead on the Beaches and in the Caverns of Rock forsaken by the rest as soon as the Disease is discovered on them."
Two young children, Nanbarry, a Cadigal, and Boorong (at first called Abaroo), from the Burramattagal, were brought into the settlement suffering from smallpox and recovered after treatment. There was no satisfactory explanation of how the smallpox was introduced.

1858 – The first game of Australian rules football was played between Melbourne Grammar School and Scotch College.

1865 - The first railway in Queensland was completed. It ran between Ipswich and Toowoomba.

1894 - The railway line from East Natimuk to Goroke opened.

1900 - Western Australia voted to join the Commonwealth of Australia.

1902 – Ninety-six men and boys were killed in a coal mine at Mount Kembla in New South Wales.
The disaster was the worst peace-time disaster in Australia's history until the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires in Victoria.

 1914 -  In an election speech at Colac in Victoria, the Opposition Leader Andrew Fisher (ALP) famously declared that ‘should the worst happen, after everything has been done that honour will permit, Australians will stand beside the mother country to help and defend her to our last man and our last shilling’.

1920 - Electric train services commenced from Princes Bridge to North Carlton,  from Clifton Hill to Reservoir, and  from Clifton Hill to Heidelberg.

1940 -  RAAF officers visited Milingimbi to inspect the new airfield, constructed by the mission’s Aboriginal residents Improvements were needed and the mission was again contracted to do this additional work. The Aboriginal workers widened the two airstrips and felled more trees, earning more money for the mission.

1942 - The town of Mossman in far north Queensland was bombed by the Japanese.

1943 -  A decision was made by the Royal Australian Air Force to store 40% of the chemical weapons stocks in a North Eastern Area site (a site in Queensland). Talmoi was subsequently used.

1951 -  Evonne Fay Goolagong Cawley, AO, MBE was born in Griffith, New South Wales; she is a former World No. 1 Australian female tennis player and is a member of the Wiradjuri people.

1956 -  Ernie Dingo was born on  Bullardoo Sheep Station in Western Australia. A Yamitji man, Ernie got his surname from his grandfather who was a dingo trapper.

1956 -The  Branxholme to Casterton passenger service ended.

1965 - The Governor of Victoria, Sir Rohan Delacombe, with Lady Delacombe, opened the Puffing Billy line section from Belgrave and Menzies Creek to Emerald in the Dandenongs.

1970 -  Sydney's historic Her Majesty's Theatre was destroyed by fire.

1972 - The Box Flat mine near Ipswich in Queensland was sealed off to contain a fire, still burning after seventeen miners were killed by a massive underground explosion. The force of the blast was so great that parts of some bodies are found almost 400 metres from where victims were working near the pit entrance.

1975 - Bob Hawke gave an early hint of his political aspirations, when he pledged to give up drinking if he were to become Prime Minister.

1981 -  The Royal Park to Fitzroy railway line closed.

1984 - When Ocean Boulevard was widened the War memorial which had stood near the cement works had to be moved.  Hon. Mr Abbott MP, on 31 July 1984 he also unveiled a plaque, placed near the memorial to commemorate the old Portland cement works. The plaque reads:
"Near this place a syndicate led by William Lewis established a cement works in 1882 which produced the first Portland cement made in Australia. The SA Portland cement company Ltd grew out of this enterprise which eventually became merged in the Adelaide Brighton Cement Company Ltd."

2002 - Judith Fletcher was appointed acting chief executive officer of the Sydney 2002 Gay Games, in the wake of Geoffrey Williams’ resignation.

Monday, March 2, 2015

DUNOLLY COMMUNITY MARKET 8th March 2015

Dunolly Community Market will be once again along the grand avenue of Broadway, Dunolly, on Sunday March 8th.
Running from 8am until 2pm this is a wonderful community market that brings many talented, creative and hard working people together to showcase their wares, whether it be home-grown vegetables, propagated plants, woodwork, quilts, knitted/crocheted goods, jewellery, cakes, slices and all things nices.
(It is so a word).
Grab the family and trot up the highway to Dunolly for a great day out.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Raelene Eaton & Yvonne Waters still missing 40 years on.

Raelene was my cousin, please share.
If anyone has any information please contact Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000
Raelene May EATON and Yvonne Kaye WATERS were last seen at about 6.45pm on 07/04/1974 leaving the White Sands Hotel, Scarborough in the company of three unidentified male persons. Nothing has been seen or heard from either girl since that time. Raelene was last seen wearing a black skirt, pink top, brown platform shoes and carrying a brown shoulder bag.

Raelene Eaton -
Last seen: Thursday, 07 April 1974
Year of birth: 1957
Height: 150 cm
Eyes: Hazel
Hair: Black
Complexion: Olive
Gender: Female
Distinguishing Feature: Raelene has a mole on the left side of her neck, and the bottom, centre tooth is fitted with a gold cap.
 photo EATONRaelene-WA_zps6eac0edf.jpg
 Yvonne Waters -
Last seen: Sunday, 07 April 1974
Year of birth: 1957
Height: 158 cm
Build: Slim
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Brown
Complexion: Fair
Gender: Female
 photo WATERSYvonneWA_zps6ee547e2.jpg

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