Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Trivial History October 22

Feral Beast and I shall think of you all slaving away as we wend our way down to Sorrento - via public transport, of course - to further FB's education as we explore the failed Collins' Convict settlement at Sullivan Bay.
And you shall be foremost on our minds as we sample some ultra fresh, tender fishies whilst wandering on the historic Sorrento Pier.... it's a tough gig but someone had to sacrifice themselves lol.

TODAY IS CAPS LOCK DAY, WHEN ODD PEOPLE ONLINE FLICK ON THE CAPS LOCK KEY AND, DARINGLY, LEAVE IT ON ALL DAY!!!

1858 The Lying In Hospital that opened today wasn't actually for women who were lazing their days away and you might know it a wee bit better as the Royal Women's Hospital...or whatever they've rebranded themselves as now.

Fresh sea air....

1863 The first official  Kiwi A&P Association show was held in what is now known as Sydenham Park, although an unofficial one had been held there the previous year.

And fresh chilly water to wade in....

1894 Martha Needle was not a very nice lady.
Many people agreed with this sentiment when she was found guilty and hanged at Melbourne Gaol for poisoning her hubby, children and brother-in-law for the insurance money.
*As a side note, the sea wall at St Kilda was built using bluestone bricks from Old Melbourne Gaol, 14 of them marked with initials and dates of executed people, including Martha herself.

History stuff to see and learn...

1972 Well-loved NZ poet James Baxter died at the very young age of 46 at Auckland after devoting the final years of his life to social work with drug addicts and alcoholics.

Maybe a hand-held fishing reel to toss at the waves....

1979 Lotto tickets went on sale in NSW , a full 2 weeks before the first draw held on November 5th, which was hosted on Channel 9 by Mike Walsh and Karen Pini.

With a bit of white bait to tempt the flounder or yellow belly's....

1983 Westralia introduced that silly Daylight Savings nonsense on a trial basis but everyone gave it the thumbs down in a vote in 1984.
Hasn't stopped The Powers That Be from continuing to "trial" it each Summer.

And a thermos full of extra chocolatey hot chocolate...

1985 After 5 years of Elizabeth, the 1 tonne Kiwi sea elephant, calling City's beaches, rivers and various suburban streets home, she died of a viral infection at Sumner Beach.

Yes, we shall think of you all as we slog our guts out at Sorrento !

8 comments:

ELIZABETH said...

Hope you packed the camera. Photos would be nice to further MY education.

Angel Gurl said...

CAP LOCKS DAY YOU SAY LOL, OH I MUST ADMIT I AM LIVING ON THE EDGE NOW BY REPLYING IN CAP LOCKS AS IT FEELS LIKE I AM SHOUTING. ENJOY YOUR OUTING TODAY.

LiD said...

Ah, taking the sea air. Very nice indeed, especially mid-week. Sitting on the pier, salt on the fingers from the fish and chips. I hope you have a great trip and don't be stingy with the seagulls.

Bettina said...

SO I'M NOT BEING RUDE RIGHT NOW???

ENJOY YOUR FRESH SEA AIR AND YOUR CHOCOLATEY HOT CHOCOLATE AND YOUR FISHING AND YOUR..... DAMN IT I WANT TO GO TO THE SEA! *SOB*

And I don't much care for caps lock day. :|

Widdle Shamrock said...

HOPE YOU ARE HAVING A GOOD DAY WITH FERAL BEAST. IT SOUNDS AN IDYLLIC DAY. WE ARE HAVING RAIN RAIN AND RAIN WITH WIND THROWN IN BETWEEN.

Brian Hughes said...

"Feral Beast and I shall think of you all slaving away..."

You're right there. This new Final Fantasy game on the Nintendo is incredibly hard. So much so in fact that I'm glad I can crawl off to bed for a nap every afternoon.

pure evyl said...

HELL'S YEAH. I LOVE ALL CAPS BECAUSE EVERYTHING THAT I SAY IS FUCKING IMPORTANT.

Or that is what writing in all caps says to me.

Jayne said...

We did, Elizabeth, will upload them in tomorrow's post.

Ta, Janine, we had a ball :)

Seagulls went without, LiD, but we certainly didn't lol.

Would it help if I emailled you some sand, Bettina?

Had a few drops but the wind blew it away for the sunshine, WS :)

Nana naps are never over-rated, Brian.

OF COURSE IT IS, EVYL !!!!

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