...massage my back, you smutty minded readers...
Have included a little 'gem' I discovered lurking within the newspaper archives to show the good people just how far the knuckle-dragging neanderthals have managed to evolve since arriving on the shores of Oz in 1788.
Although some still retain a bit of gravel rash that no manicure could hide.
Click HERE to see what all the Black and White fuss was in the country town school in 1929.
"Snow falls on Sydney".
This entry was probably followed by "Gebus it's fecking freezing, pass the dogs over and let me be Dutch Ovened for pity's sake".
Or some such.
1914 The Assassination in Sarajevo happened otherwise known as the murder of Crown Prince Franz Ferdinand and his missus by Gavrilo Princip, which triggered other events that snowballed into WW1 and the assassination of a whole generation of boys.
1918 In The Land of The Long White Cloud Alexander Turnbull (no relation to Oz pollie currently in hot water Malcolm Turnbull - or none that Alexander will admit to) dropped off the twig and left his massive library to "the King" (which was not, strangely enough, Elvis Presley).
Click HERE for the goss.
1973 The HMNZS Otago sailed for the French nuclear testing zone to act as both a silent witness and silent protest of the refusal of the French to accept the International Court's injunction against nuclear testing.
More info HERE.
1980 3,000 lithe bodies took part in the 3rd Mardi Gras parade in Sydney; they boogied down Bathurst St to George St then up Oxford St before ending the night with a big bang at a dance held in Paddington.