Tuesday, August 4, 2009

August 5 Madden, heritage, St Brigid's, WW1 and soggy fairies...Oh My!

The Benediction of the sea takes place in Britany when priests row out to bless the water above the sunken fairy city of Ys.
For the legend of the sunken city click HERE.
Poor water-logged fairies...bet that puts a dampener on their fairy dust and shenanigans...

1914 News of the war between Great Britain and Germany reached Oz with the first Allied shot of the war fired at midday at Fort Nepean in Port Phillip Bay when the German ship SS Pfalz tried to exit stage left.

An historic church at Crossley, St Brigid's, - with ties to Catholic Archbishop Daniel Mannix - was on the open market and it seemed that another bit of our heritage was going to get screwed over.
Have a gander at the lovely Neo-Gothic/Victorian Gothic Revival style church HERE.
Curiously, while the Moyne Council overlooked a recommendation to have the church heritage listed back in 2006 just last month it voted to NOT request that Planning Minister Madden seek a heritage protection order for the church and buildings.
BUT!
It seems as though the Friends Of St Brigid's has raised the moolah and the deal looks done (fingers crossed) to save the historic buildings from being torn asunder.

 
My local church with mobile phone tower.
Mocking.

 1986 Sydney had the soggiest time when it had 327mm of rain dumped on it within 24 hours.
Awww, don't cry mister developer.
Really.
Fity doll-ar we love you long time...

1988 The Cartwright Report was published which loudly condemned the then-cervical cancer treatment for women in NZ.
For more details on the report and its outcomes click HERE.

2008 A whole year has passed since Google Street View uploaded Aussie streets and everyone Googled their front yard to cries of,
"Oh, no. I hadn't weeded the rockery when they drove past!"  or
"Oh gawd, that was when the swingers lived next door and everyone can see the trapeze they hung in the front garden"  or
"George? You know that noise we heard in the chimney last Chrissy? Well there's a sleigh parked on the roof....."

*Yesterday was also the birthday of larger-than-life NZ PM David Lange.
He was a character full of wit, charm and dry humour who would have matched sarcastic Oz PM Keating in any show-down of words - now that I'd pay good money to see!
Sadly the former NZ PM passed away at the relatively young age of 63 due to health problems.
For more info click HERE.

5 comments:

Cazzie!!! said...

I wanna go to St Brigid's it looks great, I hope they can save it you know.

Jayne said...

Keep your fingers crossed, Cazzie, I hope they can, too.

Andrew said...

Churches now seem to come with a cross and a mobile phone tower.

River said...

Churches with mobile phone towers hey? That's one way of making sure they aren't pulled down.

Water-logged fairies become mermaids.

River said...

Churches with mobile phone towers hey? That's one way of making sure they aren't pulled down.

Water-logged fairies become mermaids.

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