Sunday, August 31, 2008

Trivial History August 31

Yes I've been slack today.
Been off frolicking and running amok at the Hurstbridge Wattle Festival with Feral Beast.
Had a fan-bloody-tastic time!
If you didn't manage to get to any wattle festival this year, mark it on your calendar for next year and, if you can, charge up the broomstick for the Hurstbridge festival.
It's a bloody ripper.

1829 Knowing that the grass is always greener elsewhere they closed down the Raffles Bay settlement in NT and upped sticks to the Swan River settlement in WA.

1870 All British troops were told to bugger orf and Or-stray-lia began to cobble together their own defence force.

1942 Those with a sweet tooth suffered greatly when sugar rationing began.

1959 Princess Margaret Hospital opened it's doors for business in NZ.

Yes...nothing to get excited over unless you're a lolly lovin' pioneer nurse in the British Army.
We will resume normal programming with tomorrow's installment which shall be pecked off the keyboard as soon as Doctor Who and Midsomer Murders are done for the evening.


  1. My sister-in-law and her family went up to the Wattle Festival yesterday. They got some fabulous pictures of steam train.

  2. It was a really wonderful day, Marita. Not too crowded that FB felt uncomfortable, which was a bonus :)
    That steam train was fab!

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