Monday, July 2, 2012

July 2 in Aussie history, NAIDOC week

It's NAIDOC Week 1-8 July 2012. Go and explore the link to see what events are happening in your neck of the woods!
The State Library of Victoria has online guides for researching Aboriginal Family History HERE.

Australian National Airways, heard of it?
Admittedly they're not flogging $10 flight like some I could mention but I certainly hope you didn't buy tickets through them as they folded up on this day in 1931 after their aircraft Southern Cloud disappeared over the Great Dividing Range.

Found this great site, The Food Anthropologist, who has written a very detailed article on Aussie farmers, their food produce and the fact that only 28% of Victorian farms earned enough $ to support the family on the farm.
I recommend reading through her posts and thinking twice about where you buy your fresh produce!

1971 saw the perennially youthful Evonne Goolagong Cawley whoop defeat Margaret Court in the final at Wimbeldon.

A short but colourful report on a day in the life of an archaeologist; in this case it's a combination of mining, Western Australia and reptiles in the Pilbara Desert.

1954 saw the closure *sob* of the Beechworth to Yackandandah railway line with the last train tootling through the day before.

Mourning clothes worn by Queen Victoria (did that gal ever wear anything else?!) sold at auction for three times the expected price.

I'm still knitting madly although I expect that to be frequently interrupted as school hols have started here and the Feral Aspie Teen is mooching about the Cave Abode, possibly planning on loudly complaining that his parents aren't fair, that they are too old to understand that at 15 he's perfectly capable of wandering through the city on his own and he'll (maybe) follow this with loud sighs/slamming doors/sullen and/or sulky silences.
Perhaps a refusal to eat tea as icing on the cake.
Or he might realise he'll get no quarter and give in, thereby saving everyone wasted energy.
I'm betting on half-way in between.


  1. Good post -- checking out the Food Anthropologist blog -- barbara

  2. Thanks, Barbara, I think you'll enjoy it :)