Thursday, April 30, 2009

The lunatics have trivial taken over the history asylum April 30

Feral Beast has a major essay due in tomorrow.
I might have my computer back sometime next week.
Or perhaps not.


1846 Oh! How perfectly dreadful *she says in her best imitation of the delectable Rupert Everett*
Sir John Eardley-Wilmot got the heave-ho as Gov of Tassie coz he looked better in a tiara than Queen Victoria did he didn't slap the convicts wrists hard enough to stamp out hom-o-sex-u-al-ity.
The world will surely end....!

1864 The warriors of Pai Marire were defeated in a battle at Sentry Hill at Taranaki.
For more information click HERE.

1865 Suffering from depression at the end of a stressful career the former New Zealand Governor Robert FitzRoy did himself a nasty mischief.

1915 One of Oz's very first submarines, the AE2, was scuttled in the Sea of Marmara after being hit during the Gallipoli campaign.

1930 The telephone was connected between Oz and The Old Dart and we haven't been able to get Buck Palace off the line ever since, trying to off-load a few freebie prisoners that come in a complete set with their own wooden boats and marines.

1930 The Anti-Starvation Crusade was created at a meeting in Melbourne.
Presumably by the hordes of unemployed who just happened to be starving.
*sigh* Great Depression...ring a bell?

1952 The passengers were no longer allowed to hop on and off the train between Birregurra and Forrest as The Horrid Powers That Be slaughtered the wonderful train service and Made People Use Their Broomsticks instead.

1990 The Kiwis chucked their 1 and 2 cent coins in the rubbish.

2008 Taxi drivers blocked the intersection of Flinders and Swanston Streets in a protest for more safety measures after a driver was stabbed the day before.
Yes.... the image of semi-nekkid taxi drivers is branded into my grey matter and I shall be forced to live with it until the day I die.....or until someone flashes a Stephen Fry before my very eyes....

2 comments:

Brian Hughes said...

Sounds as though Sir John Eardley-Wilmot got a bum rap.

Jayne said...

I heard on the grapevine that was just a love tap, Brian :P

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