Wednesday, January 16, 2013

January 16 in The Fair Isle of Oz

Hello again!
Having a ball with my research, delving into little dark pockets of history just to regurgitate the findings with you all.
Or...just you, dear reader.
And any other desperado that accidentally lands here.

1900
A patrol of combined NSW Lancers and the Australian Horse were ambushed at Slingersfontein, Cape Colony,  during the Boer War.

1889
Cloncurry in Banana Bender country - that's Queensland to you OS folks - baked a little in the 53.1 degrees C temp of the day.

1909
In a bid to get away from the searing heat Mawson, Mackay and David did a May Pole dance around the Magnetic South Pole.

1937
Grace Sullivan aka the ever-green Lorraine Bayly was dropped off by the stork.

1793
The convicts had painted such an exciting portrait of life in The Fair Isle of Oz that the first free settlers began rocking up.

Annnnnnd I'm off again to pick the eyes out of tomorrows date.
You're welcome.
Even if it's just to cure your insomnia.

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