Yes, another year down and just 365 days to fill with my blather on history, the weather and the tomato grubs.
Aren't you excited down to your little cotton socks?!
You can tell the coffee is working this morning, can't you?
The furbaby has stopped vomiting, the tomatoes have obviously been on the turps all night cos they're lying down all over the place and there is not a peep from the mad neighbours over the back fence...2014 is shaping up to be a WINNER!
From today in 1837 for a pittance of £10 licence fee generous Gov. Bourke told squatters to go forth and graze beyond the limits of location.
Twas a Monday in 1838 and some poor bloke, namely John Pascoe Fawkner, obviously had no friends or parties to be at/recovering from cos Melbourne's first newspaper began being issued as a weekly fishwrapper; it was a 4 page handwritten effort titled the Melbourne Advertiser.
I'm guessing with the hand written aspect it didn't advertise too much stuff.
One picnic that ended badly was the Broken Hill Massacre on this day in 1915 in which 6 people were killed and 7 injured when two Pakistan Muslim chaps fired onto the crowded picnic train; the attackers were not linked to any group or movement but acted on their own in retaliation to Australia and Turkey joining opposing sides in WW1.
On this day from 1979 until January 1, 1984 Australia's first Aboriginal owned and controlled radio station, the Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association (CAAMA) 8KIN FM started broadcasting, producing videos and making video clips. Early radio programs were broadcast on Alice Springs stations 8CCC and 8HA.
1974 woke up in Oz to the Federal Govt taking over the financing of tertiary education and kicking uni fees to the kerb.
And a year later (1975 for those of you not keeping up) The Uni of Woolongong was founded.
1972 saw the first Indigenous produced radio programs going to air on 5UV in Adelaide and at Townsville Aboriginal and Islander Media Association (TAIMA) at Mount Stuart, south of Townsville on 4KIG FM.
The Northern Territory was ripped from the arms of South Australia in 1912 and told to make its own way in the world as part of the Commonwealth of Oz.