Friday, June 1, 2012

June 1 White Rabbits, White Rabbits, White Rabbits

Here we go, here we go, here we go.....
Saddle up the trusty old nag, Tonto, we're ridin' the trail again.
Yes, I can do corny, quite well apparently.

Way back in 1836 the good folk of Victoria - before it was named as such - got together, had a knees up, passed the Dutchy from the lefthand side and threw together a defacto Government.

The following year, 1837 for those of you not paying attention, they started flogging off the first allotments of land.
Oh how I wish for a TARDIS...

And, finally, on this day in 1839 a report reached the Protector of Aborigines (sic) about the massacre that has since become known as the Campaspe Plains Massacre.

Historical place name lost in the mists of time...or down the back of the couch with the loose change -
Australia Felix.
No, not the entire Isle of Oz copped this title but only parts of the Western District of Victoria; meaning 'fortunate' or 'happy' this was where explorer Thomas Mitchell found his happy place.
Go click the red link and get your own happy on.

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3 comments:

River said...

The red link that says Australia Felix? Doesn't appear clickable. I moused over it and didn't get a little hand symbol. I'm intrigued by the spiders picture though, what's that all about?

Jayne said...

Thanks, River!
In my excitment I'd forgotten to include the link (slaps wrist), fixed now.
Those are crabs, it was a display of the yummy critters at the museum (and the Feral Teen will tell you that crustaceans are related to spiders).

Kath said...

Australia Felix - wonder why it didn't catch on because it sounds pretty good to me.

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