Yes, it's MONDAY!
Damn, it's Sans Pants Week.
The Sydney Gazette reported on this day in 1924 of the meeting between Wiradjuri resistance warrior Windradyne and Governor Brisbane at Parramatta; a great feast was held with 8 tribes comprising of approx. 400 Aboriginal People from far and wide (some travelling up to 200 miles) with Windradyne seeking an end to hostilities between settlers and Aboriginal people.
Well, Elizabeth Woolcock probably thought it would have been a great pyjama day today in 1873 in South Oz except she'd been 'tempted by Satan' to do her hubby a nasty mischief and got the glory of swinging from the gallows for her effort.
ABC viewers in 1971 were treated to a much better effort of entertainment than poor Liz Woolcock dangling from a rope when Aunty Jack's Travelling Show made us howl with laughter.
After Cyclone Tracy totally rooted Christmas for many Darwinians, the Darwin Reconstruction Commission was established to over-see the rebuilding of the city on this day in 1974.
Trains no more trundled up the Everton - Beethworth rail line after today in 1976; opened a century earlier the 16.5 kms rail line is today a rail trail for cyclists to provide the transport the government trains once provided.
Rail trail of Everton to Beechworth.
The Sydney Gazette reported in 1824 that...
"A SPORTING CENTENARIAN. - Margaret Evans died at the age 105. This extraordinary female was the greatest hunter, shooter, and fisher, of her time ; fiddled excellently, rowed stoutly, was a good joiner, was a blacksmith, shoemaker, boat builder, and maker of harps, and at 70 was the best wrestler in the country."