Tuesday, May 4, 2010

05-05 insert date of choice

1833 James Busby became the official British Resident in New Zealand.
And there went the neighbourhood...

1840 Melbournians (or Batmaniacs or Bearbrassians or Gum Suckers) held a knees up meeting to petition for separation from the Cockroaches in NSW.
And there went the neighbourhood...

1950 Huge waves caused by 80 km winds busted the dikes at Winnipeg causing over $100 million damage, forcing almost half the population to flee.
This piccy HERE shows two nuns sailing merrily out the gates of their convent.
And there went the neighbourhood...

Sorry about the pics today....ran out of pub shots *hangs head in shame*
Yellow = New Zealand
Orange  = Canada
Green = Australian
Red = UK or other nationality
Italics, bold and coloured blue are links to further info.
Anything outrageous is usually sarcasm and/or humour.

8 comments:

LiD said...

Love the bird with the book. I have always suspected that birds are good readers.

ELIZABETH said...

04-05 Canadian woman required caption of first two photos on OGSL blog.

Jayne said...

Think he was checking the form guide, LiD ;)

Sorry, Elizabeth - top one is Sandridge (former rail now pedestrian) Bridge in the city with sculptures.
2nd one is sculptures along near Enterprize Park in Melb, beside the Yarra River.

ELIZABETH said...

Love the second one. Hubby just stopped and viewed it over my shoulder and was muchly impressed too. Thanks

Janine said...

hmmm that made for interesting reading about Busby, did you see the comment about how NZ was considered a dependent territory of New South Wales? ALways learning on your blog Jayne.

River said...

05 +05 =10
Look at me, I'm all mathy today...

Jayne said...

No probs, Elizabeth, I think that was one my hubby snapped from the train :)

Some would say it was still a dependent territory of NSW, Janine lol *ducks*.

LOL River ;)

Janine said...

I knew I walked into that one Jayne, I just thought it was ironic after the to and fro in the post below lol

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