Wednesday, June 30, 2010

June 30 in history all over the shop

Have had a minor hiccup here, of the autistic child variety and normal programming will resume shortly.

1908 H.H Dutton and mechanic Murray Aunger began the first crossing of Oz by motor vehicle when they set off from Adelaide to darwin.
Pretty pics and further info HERE.
1987/1989 Bank of Canada ceased issuing dollar bills in 1989 and began throwing about, with gay abandon, the dollar coins known as loonies which had been introduced on this day in 1987.
Which you may eyeball HERE.
2005 Prince William piutched up on the Kiwi shores to start his 11 day tour of the Shaky Isles.

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.


  1. I saved a bunch of dollar bills at the time and then saved a bunch of two dollar bills when they introduced the toonie in '96. Wonder if they are still considered legal tender?

  2. I kept a one dollar bill when our coins were introduced, ditto a $2 note, $5 when the new ones were issued, then a "new" $5, $10 and $20 when the plasticky ones were issued. Not sure if I have a $50.

    There's been a few Canadian coins through our tills lately, mostly 10cent coins which are fractionally smaller than our 5cent piece.

  3. I reckon they would be, Elizabeth, but hang on to them anyway ;)

    I had a couple of the $1 notes, River, but misplaced them over the years.