Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Trivial History April 16

Goooooood morning all you beautiful buttercups!
Guess who got a gazillion hours of sleep last nightquestionmrgreen

As no one has successfully Named That ...Thing yet - although Widdle Shamrock is really close - I'll leave the competition open for another day to see if anyone can get it.wink

1880 Them thar kids were gonna git themselves some learnin' when the NSW Govt introduced compulsory schooling for 6-14 year olds.

Oddspot-
To protect his feet whilst sinking post holes, which was part of his punishment in Oz for trying to form an illegal trade union in England, James Brine, one of the famous Tolpuddle Martyrs, tied rusty horseshoes under his heels.

1907 Learnin' was happenin' in a big way in the bush with the first 2 agricultural schools opening their doors for business in Sale and Warrnambool.

Ghost spot-
In Colyton, NSW, there once stood a house that had been the scene to a brutal triple murder. After the house was deserted it burnt to the ground leaving nothing except a mess to remind everyone where it had been. Travellers passing late at night often reported hearing a moaning noise and seeing white lights floating in and around the ruins.

1972 Bendigo trams sailed down the streets for the last time, with masses of people lining the streets and massed pipe bands piping them from Quarry Hill and massed brass bands leading them from Eaglehawk.

Great Aunt Hepzibah's Handy Hints-
Purchase some singlets for all family members to wear in Winter. That little extra bit of clothing makes the world of difference on chilly days.

4 comments:

Bettina said...

so glad you got caught up on some sleep - makes all the difference doesn't it?

Jayne said...

Lordy, is does, yes!
I think I was hallucinating mafia possum's by 6pm last night lol.

LiD said...

I heard the pitter patter of little possum feet, in the ceiling, directly above my head, not long after reading your post on the possums. They sound like fat possums too judging by the sound of them. Hmm, what exactly is going on here?

Jayne said...

They're in the first phase of their plan to take over every square inch of Melb, LiD.
They've also been known to have raucous parties in ceilings to intimidate the humans downstairs into moving out!

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