I have found my way back to the computer...such a long and winding track from the lounge room to the dining room (all of 4 steps) although I've been spurred on by the pup having romped through my yarn and making a bloody mess all over the place and this is as good a way of sticking my head in the sand for a few minutes as any other.
1830 - The Hobart Town Gazette published a
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1806 - During his ever-so-short reign as Boss Cocky of Oz on this particular day Governor William Bligh met ‘a few obliging natives’ who built him a bark canoe to cross the swollen Nepean River after his visit to landowner Walter Davidson at Menangle, near Camden.
1900 - Jimmy and Joe Governor were formally declared outlaws in the NSW Government Gazette Supplement.
1977 - That lovely, harmless old chappie, Joh Bjelke-Petersen had banned political demonstrations—a ban which led to clashes with uranium protesters, unionists, students, liberals, communists, and well-known parliamentarians; these bans also lead to wide-spread democratic rights protests with just one (of many) occurring on this day with many arrested and detained in the Manhattan Walk Watch house.