Thursday, August 15, 2013
August 15 On this day in Aussie History
Giving women the vote was seen as a 'fashionable' thing to do, once....by misogynistic men with small endowments who feared their stupidity would be uncovered.
Recognising Aboriginal People as PEOPLE rather than flora or fauna was once thought to be 'fashionable'....by those who thought throwing crumbs to a race would reflect well on themselves.
Allowing Aboriginal men and women the right to marry who they chose was considered 'fashionable'...by those who hoped to breed out the Indigenous population.
Allowing females into 'traditional' male jobs, such as teaching, medicine, science, trades, you-name-it, was seen as a 'passing fashion' ... by those who believed women belonged in the home.
1979 - A report released on this day stated the Maralinga Atomic Test Sites would be tourism ready - oh and possibly livable by the original owners -in about 50 years or so when the radiation had dropped to a tolerable level.
1834 - The South Oz Act was passed by the UK parliament which allowed such silly nonsense as to establish a colony in the south-west corner of NSW.
1868 - Those in North Chile thought it great to throw a tsunami party which washed up on the coasts of NSW, QLD, SA, Tassie and WA.
I have NFI how the Vic coast missed out, must have been deemed a frippery in the day.
1963 - The Age newspaper reported on the Yirrikala Bark Petitions received by the Aussie House of Reps.