Saturday, August 28, 2010

Pollies, time and flying visits! And the Nylex Clock is still busted!!!

Teaching us how to correctly treat our politicians...?
1860 Parliament House in Spring Street, Melbourne, was stoned and attacked by a mob of ever-so-slightly irate citizens over a controversial land bill involving squatters.
Squatters were always such controversial creatures...
Victorian Parliament seen here in 1901 with nary a scratch on her to show the 1860 riot.
Image and further info from Picture Australia
1941 Dominion Observatory Time became the official time for Canada at the 3rd stroke of 1pm.
Tick, tock!
1943 A lady who let the purple flag peep out from time to time, Eleanor Roosevelt popped into the Shaky Isles for a knees up and a plate of scones.

The feral beastie had a marvellous time at his football dinner last night, celebrating their 2010 Premiership win (WOOT!!!) while getting trophies, tucking into great food, having fun and generally marking another milestone in life.

The Nylex Clock is still busted.
Yellow = New Zealand
Orange  = Canada
Green = Australian
Red = UK or other nationality
Italics, bold and coloured blue are links to further info. 
Anything outrageous is usually sarcasm and/or humour


  1. On the third stroke of one?

  2. On the third stroke of one?

  3. On the third stroke of one?

    (What the heck!)