Friday, August 8, 2008

Trivial History August 8

I'm not ignoring you, I'm trying to load up my new computer.
Leave a comment and I'll reply as soon as the Moon turns blue/the dams are full/all homes are fitted with solar panels/the ice bridge from Antarctica reaches Mornington Peninsula and polar bears are romping in Bourke St...or when I get my email thingie happening.

1945 The Land of The Long White Cloud lived up to it's name when wild weather caused flooding at City, Sumner, Radley and Shirley in NZ.

Running to aid a footballer lying unconscious after a mid-field collision at Sydney's Moore Park in 1923 ambulanceman Jim McPherson tripped over his bag and knocked himself out. When he came to the player was back on the field and he himself was being attended by his co-workers.

1973 Inspirational landscape designer Edna Walling went back to the earth she loved so well.

Oz Slanguage-
Nut-ducker = a description of someone who intently looks at the footpath to avoid making eye contact with acquaintances.

1984 Whip out the shopping trolleys and have your bags at the ready ; Friday night and Saturday arvo shopping was allowed in NSW.

Place Name Origin-
Anakie near Geelong in Victoria isn't promoting anti-govt ideas but is from a local Aboriginal word meaning twin hills.

1989 Deputy PM Geoffrey Palmer became PM after David Lange resigned from the office, citing his ill health.


  1. Polar Bears in Bourke Street?

    Drop bears! Yay!

  2. Didn't know that about Anakie!

    Good luck with the reload.

  3. "Anakie near Geelong in Victoria isn't promoting anti-govt ideas but is from a local Aboriginal word meaning twin hills."

    Same way Titikaka got it's name then.

  4. The Drop bears could clean up a few questionable "buskers", Anja...solve their meal problems and the street clutter at the same time!

    Could have based the series Twin Peaks just outside Geelong, Jeanie lol.
    Ta, trying to find my address book *sigh*

    I thought Titikaka was in a Carry On scene with Babs Windsor, Brian :P

  5. drop bears.............. rum for everyone yay!

  6. Nut Ducker? I always wondered what to call those guys.

  7. Hmmmmmmmmmmm ruuuuuuuuuuuuum!

    I've certainly used other names for them, Evyl lol.

  8. I thought you were doing a lazy blog generator at first... lol

    Yeah David Lange is dead now. Nice guy.

  9. LOL WS!
    He seemed to be, from this side of the ditch ;)