Tuesday, February 23, 2010

February 24...starts with a fishy tail and ends with pink fluffy fictional Aussie babies

 King Neptune.

1842 Muston's Creek Massacre took place; when six big brave white men rode up on horseback and opened fire killing 4 Indigenous women (1 pregnant) and a child, with a 5th severely wounded woman dying later.
Read more details HERE.

1870 The last lot of the 18th Royal Irish Regiment waved farewell to NZ and left the Kiwi constabulary in charge with a comprehensive list of the wars/battles and casualties HERE.
*Lisa from Timespanner had a wonderful find with an old book, For Glory and a Farm, which details the Aussies fighting in the NZ wars which answered an unspoken question of mine - that there is only one memorial in all of Oz for those who fought in NZ. Follow her link to Digger History, it's a fab read.

1875 Louis Riel was granted an amnesty by the Canadian Govt on the condition he never darkened their border with his presence ever again.

1902 Langverwacht Hill was a battle that saw 24 killed and 41 wounded from 80 NZ boys.
The 1 March 1902 issue of The Star newspaper, under the heading of ‘The Gallant Seventh’, acknowledged ‘a feeling of general sadness’. But it went on to add that ‘we can't make cakes without breaking eggs. After all, the same number might soon have filtered away, one by one, the victims of enteric. These have at least had a chance to leave a glorious name, and they have done it’.
 Vile propagandists.

1905 The Ottawa Silver Seven members won the Stanley Cup and then proceeded to boot the prize out onto the ice of the Rideau Canal.

 Gumnut Babies!!!

Yellow = New Zealand
Orange = Canada
Green = Australia
Red = usually British or other nationality
Anything in bold, italics and coloured blue is a link to another site with more info.

Anything outrageous is usually humour and/or sarcasm.

4 comments:

Brian Hughes said...

"1875 Louis Riel was granted an amnesty by the Canadian Govt on the condition he never darkened their border with his presence ever again."

Er...not exactly amnesty then really, was it?

ELIZABETH said...

.... skip forward a few years and:
http://www.gov.mb.ca/chc/louis_riel/index.html

Janine said...

thanks for the link to Lisa's blog that was an interesting read.

corymbia said...

Love the pics.
Hate the Muston Ck masacre

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