Monday, December 3, 2012

On this day in Oz History catch up

Yep, back again after slacking off with mine eyeballs.
The Feral Teen is cleaning out his locker for the end of another school year, the levies have been paid and in my near-future any half-decent palm reader would envision the parting of me from my moolah in school book shops.

November 30...
2011 The state parliament of Queensland passed a civil partnerships bill in a 47–40 vote.
1952 Sister Elizabeth Kenny, smart, clever polio therapist chickybabe dropped off the perch.
1986 Pope Paul held a massive mass for all Crow Eaters at Victoria Park Racecourse.

December 1...
1923 The Townsville to Mt Isa railway, known as The Great Northern Railway, was finally completed in Queensland.
1971 Sir Mark Oliphant became the first South Oz born and bred Governor of that same state.
1948 The Somerton Mystery began with the discovery of an unnamed body on Somerton Beach in South Oz.
Kerry Greenwood's take on the mystery has just been published.

December 2...
1972 After 23 years in the outer the Aussie Labo(u)r Party was voted back into power under the leadership of the mighty Gough Whitlam.
1956 ATN7 Sydney was officially opened.
1920 The Enemy Aliens Act prohibited the entry into the Fair Isle of Oz by any Turks, Germans, Bulgarians, Hungarians and those who generally encouraged the overthrow of the Aussie Govt. from December 2, 1920 for five years.

December 3...
2010 The first of heavy rainfalls lashed down in central QLD causing crop and infrastructure damage in Emerald.
1854 At the impolite hour of 3am police and troops attacked the Eureka Stockade...and a battle ensued. Der.
1999 A Commonwealth appeal against the Croker Island Native Title Claim was dismissed by the full Federal Court.

Enjoy the read...I shall try to work up the enthusiasm for the miles and miles and miles of Chrissy cards I should be scribbling in and then find some time to perhaps do the rest of the history stuffs.


  1. Oh bummer. I don't need a palm reader to predict the separation of me/money if there's a new Kerry Greenwood in the offing!! Sweet!!

  2. Don't we all just love Miss Phryne Fisher though? I hope Kerry Greenwood is rolling in moolah even if a bit of it is RedNomadOZ's.

    and the dirty cops staging a 3am raid on the Ballarat diggings has set the tone for everythng they have done since really.
    I love it that a flag made by women on the diggings is still in the news after all this time.
    Good luck with those school texts Jayne. we need a Commission to look at why they change them every year so they cannot be passed on. there's dirty tricks in the book supply trade. the shop in Ballarat with a lock on supplying the uni texts, had been embezzled of $136,000 by an employee - and they had not even noticed.
    tells you something.
    X X

  3. I agree with Ann O'Dyne about the school text books. When I was in school almost every text book I had was second, third or even fourth-hand. The inside cover had a list of previous owners names to which I added mine. This modern fad for brand new books every year needs looking into.
    I'm going to have to hunt up the Kerry Greenwood.

  4. Kerry Greenwood is a gem. A while ago when her email address appeared in Phryne Fisher novels I wrote to thank her for the pleasure she had given me. And she replied - which knocked me for six.

    Professor Sir Mark Oliphant used to bring me chocolates when he came to dinner with my parents. Chocolate rarely came into my life in those cash strapped times and I will always (selfishly) remember him fondly.

  5. Did you see the tv show about the mission on Croker Island during WWII. Good show.

  6. A Merry Christmas to your goodself and family.