Thursday, August 12, 2010

August 12 stuff happened!

Well, we didn't get the Storm of Impending Doom that they promised... but the dog dutch ovened us all night under the doona.
Which was far, far, far worse.
Cos she'd been eating tinned food again.

Ok, exciting history stuffs on this day consisted of...
1829 The site of Perth being chosen as X marks the spot.
You can download the history of Perth HERE.
1842 Melbourne was incorporated as a city.
You can read the history of Melbourne HERE.
1849 Surveyor Edward Jollie parked his posterior in Canterbury.
You can ogle a portrait of the handsome chap HERE.
1892 The first electric street cars, converted from horse-drawn vehicles, began burbling about Toronto along the Church route for the Toronto Railway Company.
You may drool over a replica and museum photos HERE.

Now, remember...

Nice to see the Silver Kiwi fern included on the cover.

The Nylex Clock is still busted.
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. erk husband does that but not because of tinned food ...mince !

  2. Good news = We had 50mm in the rain gauge at the farm near Dubb0 ...

    Bad news = they still haven't installed new watertanks (there is an old concrete one).

  3. I have a feeling that the fern design on that Copy Book isn't NZ, but Aussie. There are Australian tree ferns, and others that I saw while over your way, Jayne, I could swear were straight out of the good ol' Kiwi bushlands.

    Most interesting of all is that for quite a few years after we said no to federation with the Australian states, the Australian Coppy Book Company still included NZers in their annual writing competitions. Perhaps hoping we'd change our minds, like that part in your constitution that includes us?

  4. Erk! Kick the dog outside....

    I remember similar school desks, but ours had backs on the seats.
    Two kids per desk. Left handed kids had to sit on the left side, so the right handers didn't bump their arms while writing.

  5. LOl - Who the hell feeds their dog canned food and THENlt's them sleep under the covers?
    One word? (me) - but it's not canned food - mine's been expolsive for the better part of week and I swear I'm not feeding him canned food o_O
    Go figure!

  6. Drats, Trish, bet you can't wait for those new tanks, that's a decent drop!

    They were hoping to entice you over the ditch by the way they curled their cursives, Lisa ;P

    Yep, had the same at primary school, River, with big heavy lids that hurt when they dropped on your head lol.

    LOL Heather!
    I blame hubby but he sleeps through the smell lol.

  7. Ours didn't have lids Jayne; just an open compartment underneath to slide books into.

  8. "They were hoping to entice you over the ditch by the way they curled their cursives, Lisa ;P"