Friday, February 15, 2008

Trivial History February 15

Greetings fellow aliens! mrgreen


1796 Black Caesar, the first bushranger and escaped convict, was shot by a settler.

1804 David Collins and his party for a 3 course sit down bang up meal, arrived at the Derwent River in Tassie after a sailing jaunt from Port Phillip.

Oddspot-
During a church service in 1920 on the Upper Hawkesbury two famous fighting dogs began to have a scrap that drew the entire congregation , including the minister, out to watch.
After 10 mins ( and much betting on the side no doubt) the dogs ran off and the congregation returned to church to sing "All things bright and beautiful, all creatures great and small..."


1823 Keeping more than his hair under his hat, surveyor James McBrien found that glittery gold stuff at Fish Creek but shhhhh....it wasn't made public.

1840 Strzelecki went for a wander after a heavy lunch and climbed a hill he then dubbed Mount Kosciusko.

Ghost spot-
A small cottage on the outskirts of Castlemaine was home to an elderly lady who rented it out after she went to live in a nursing home. After her death, the tenants were woken by the ghost of their former landlady checking the windows were locked. After a week of this, the spirit wasn't seen again.

1854 Infamous George Black, political pot stirrer, founding member of the Republican League and the ALP, was spawned. Read more about this rabble rouser HERE.

1860 Keen to keep the youth off their skateboards, a volunteer militia corps was cobbled together in Qld.

Great Aunt Hepzibah's Handy Hints-
When needing an art smock for kinder and/or school, buy a man's small flannelette shirt. Cut off the cuffs and sew hat elastic around the wrist. The thickness of the material will stop any paints penetrating to clothing underneath and it will last till grade 6.

1892 Aussie comedian Roy Rene aka Mo was pupped. Read more about the famous Mo HERE.

Great Uncle Rupert's Ripper Refreshments-
Buy a juicer and juice Granny Smith apples with fresh ginger.

1934 Gra Gra aka Graham Kennedy was dropped off, not according to rumour by the White Crow but the stork. Read more about the Aussie King of Comedy HERE. (f) ARRRRRRRK!

1954 The QEII had an empty spot in her diary after a heavy shop till you drop session so she popped over to Canberra and opened Federal Parliament.

Grandma Mehitabel's Menu-
Fast Food for Fussbudgets.
Cook up 1 packet of pasta and sauce (flavour of choice) add a little extra water.
Throw in 1 packet of noodles, 1-2 cups finely chopped (cooked) vegies of choice and diced ham or (cooked) bacon.
Serve in a bowl with toast soldiers.

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