Hello, hello, hello!
Another glorious Spring day in which the baby birds are screeching for wormies, the bees are making merry with the bright blue Echiums and the traffic is rudely loud.
And the dreaded Christmas mince pies have made their appearance in MY kitchen!
I shall have to have words with the spouse who should know that merely glancing at them loads umpteen kilos on my arse.
1891 The Mystery of the Missing Mace!!!
The Mace of the Legislative Assembly was stolen from Speaker Matthew
Davies chambers in Parliament House. The suspect was the Parliamentary electrician,
Thomas Jeffey, though this was never proved. Charges were never laid,
nor the mace recovered and it continued to be a source of embarrassment
for the parliament and the subject of a select committee enquiry. The
old wooden mace (the first) was put back into service until a new mace
of silver and gold plate replaced it on June 18 1901.
Ahh, yes, blame the tradie and never mention the brothel in which it was really misplaced!
1803 The HMS Calcutta entered Port Phillip Bay and its 402 people cargo tried to make a settlement at Sullivan Bay near Sorrento.
Which failed badly.
They also managed to murder the leader of the Wathaurung people near Corio Bay.
2010 The opera Pecan Summer written and composed by Indigenous Australian singer Deborah Cheetham premiered at WestSide Performing Arts Centre, Mooroopna; telling the story of the
Cummeragunja Aboriginal walk-off of 1939 in which Deborah Cheetham's grandparents were involved, it is the first opera to be
partly sung in Yorta Yorta language.