A little ray of sunshine from Australia

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Re: A little ray of sunshine from Australia

Post by Barney » September 15, 2021, 7:36 am

ON THIS DAY – 15th September

1793 – Captain William Paterson led a party of Scotsmen in the first attempt to cross the Blue Mountains. He was unsuccessful.

1796 – Macarthur complained to Colonial Secretary of Hunter's governing.

1870 – Construction began on Australia's Overland Telegraph Line, stretching across the continent from Adelaide to Darwin.

1895 – Celebrated American writer and humourist, Mark Twain, arrived in Australia on tour.

1939 – WWII - Robert Menzies announced a new War Cabinet.

1957 – Hobart had its wettest day on record with 156.2 millimetres as a result of a slow-moving low-pressure system redeveloping over the Tasman Sea.

1962 – Australia's first entry in America's Cup yacht race. (US won)

2000 – The 27th Olympic Games opened in Sydney, Australia.

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The opening of the finished Overland Telegraph Line in Darwin in 1870 (SLSA) – Top
Mark Twain on Board the SS Warrimoo bound for Sydney [Faulk, Sydney] (ABC) – Bottom
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Re: A little ray of sunshine from Australia

Post by GT93 » September 16, 2021, 2:44 am

Currently no sunlight on Christian Porter's big donor or donors.

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Re: A little ray of sunshine from Australia

Post by Barney » September 16, 2021, 7:01 am

ON THIS DAY – 16th September

1770 – Lieutenant James Cook became the first European to note the appearance of the Aurora Australis.

1804 – A government-owned brewery was opened at Parramatta as a means of controlling the consumption of spirits.

1910 – The Australian Treasury was given authority to issue currency, replacing the use of the British Pound.

1956 – Australia's first TV station TCN-9 began regular transmission in Sydney.

1967 – The first live telecast of a football grand final in Australia was the screening of the 1967 NSWRFL season's grand final between Canterbury-Bankstown and South Sydney at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

1967 – The U.S. Naval Communication Station North West Cape near Exmouth, Western Australia was declared operational.

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Aurora Australis (NOAA, Business Insider Australia) – Top
“First In Australia” (TCNChannel9) – Bottom
Mount Mulligan mine disaster aftermath. The cable drums, blown 50 feet (15 m) from their foundations (Wiki) – Middle
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Re: A little ray of sunshine from Australia

Post by GT93 » September 16, 2021, 10:18 am

I hope the names of Porter's major donors leak. Risky donations.

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Re: A little ray of sunshine from Australia

Post by GT93 » September 16, 2021, 2:25 pm

That Fella Down Under. :lol:

Sleepy Joe can't even recall Scotty from Marketing's name. Never mind, I suppose it's a pleasant change from seeing POTUS kissing Putin or Jong-un's arse.

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Re: A little ray of sunshine from Australia

Post by jackspratt » September 16, 2021, 3:47 pm

GT93 wrote:
September 16, 2021, 10:18 am
I hope the names of Porter's major donors leak. Risky donations.
Porter quit his certain path to the Premier's position in WA, to seek the big chair federally - but he is now political road kill.

My prediction is that he will resign, and not seek re-election, thereby avoiding the need to name his "blind" donors. However, they will likely be leaked in due course in any event.

He will be lining up corporate positions already - hopefully (for him) he has kept his lawyers ticket paid and up to date. Perhaps Scotty from Marketing will hand him a QC gong on the way out, as he is unlikely to get one from McGowan.

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Re: A little ray of sunshine from Australia

Post by Barney » September 17, 2021, 9:51 am

ON THIS DAY – 17th September

1853 – The first paddle steamer to navigate the Murray River, the 'Lady Augusta', reached Swan Hill on its maiden voyage from Goolwa.

1877 – The Port Arthur penal colony was closed.

1879 – The Sydney International Exhibition opened at the Garden Palace.

1892 – Coolgardie, WA, gold rush began.

1900 – Commonwealth of Australia was proclaimed.

1902 – Opera singer Nellie Melba arrived in Brisbane for her first Australian tour after 16 years in Europe.

1914 – WWI - The acting governor of German New Guinea surrendered.

1977 – St. George and minor premiers Parramatta played a 9–9 draw after 100 minutes in the NSWRL Grand Final. It was the first Grand Final to be tied after 100 minutes including extra time.

1989 – Six people died in the Downunder Hostel fire in Sydney's Kings Cross.

1997 – The Melbourne Storm rugby league team was founded.

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Garden Palace 1879 (Powerhouse Museum) – Top
An Afghan guard of honour at Coolgardie, welcoming the Governor Sir Gerald Smith at the opening of the railway, 2 March 1896 (Museum Western Australia) – Bottom Left
Australian opera singer Nellie Melba (NLA) – Bottom Right
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Re: A little ray of sunshine from Australia

Post by GT93 » September 17, 2021, 11:21 am

I'll be really peeved if Porter ends up on a sandgroper AFL board of directors. I hope they won't go within cooee of him.

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