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Re: A little ray of sunshine from Australia

Post by Barney » September 23, 2021, 1:31 pm

ON THIS DAY – 23rd September

1830 – The Bathurst Rebellion began outside Bathurst, New South Wales, following the escape of a group of convicts known as the 'Ribbon Gang' under the leadership of convict-servant Ralph Entwistle. Ten of the rebels were later captured and publicly hanged after being tried and found guilty of murder.

1846 – Explorer John Ainsworth Horrocks died at Penwortham in South Australia, a month after he accidentally shot himself in a hunting accident.

1853 – Occupancy of the present site of the Melbourne Cricket Ground, which was part of a 'police paddock', was given to the Melbourne Cricket Club by Lieutenant Governor Charles La Trobe. This followed the forced resumption of land from the then-15-year-old Club to build Australia's first steam train railway.

1856 – The town of Perth, Western Australia, was proclaimed a City by letters patent from Queen Victoria.

1942 – General Thomas Blamey was appointed Commander in Chief of Allied land forces in New Guinea, where he came into conflict with General Douglas MacArthur.

1959 – Australia's first passenger roll-on/roll-off diesel ferry, the MS Princess of Tasmania made her maiden voyage across Bass Strait.

1965 – Lawyer and judge Roma Mitchell became the first female judge in Australia.

1993 – The IOC selected Sydney to be the site of the 2000 Summer Olympics.

1998 – Rugby League clubs St. George Dragons & the Illawarra Steelers announced they will form the game's first joint venture team, the St George Illawarra Dragons.

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General Macarthur and General Blamey stop at a canteen during their tour of the New Guinea battle area October 1942 (AWM) – Top
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Post by Bandung_Dero » September 23, 2021, 4:58 pm

What arrogant pricks the effin French are! They seem to forget the severe restrictions they put on us in the 60's after we had traded their wool and wheat debt for the Mirage IIIc fighters (110 of em).
As Vietnam was a French protectorate they refused to let us use em there, we were restricted to our old F86 Sabres. At the end of the day they were told to eff off and we bought our spares from the Israel's who had done the same but cloned em.
These effers think we have short memories and forget, not being able to take our subs where it is most strategic to our defence.
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Re: A little ray of sunshine from Australia

Post by stattointhailand » September 23, 2021, 5:33 pm

Oi, slaggin' off the Froggies is our National pastime !!

Your supposed to slag off the Sheep Shaggers over the Tasman Sea

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Re: A little ray of sunshine from Australia

Post by Bandung_Dero » September 24, 2021, 7:45 am

stattointhailand wrote:
September 23, 2021, 5:33 pm

Your supposed to slag off the Sheep Shaggers over the Tasman Sea
Certainly will not, been there many times for both work and holidays. Great people, culture and scenery etc. =D>
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Re: A little ray of sunshine from Australia

Post by Barney » September 24, 2021, 11:42 am

ON THIS DAY – 24th September

1871 – Mother Mary MacKillop was excommunicated from the Roman Catholic Church after refusing to disband the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart order.

1872 – The General Post Office opened in Brisbane, Queensland.

1898 – Sir Howard Walter Florey, pharmacologist and pathologist, who shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1845 for his role in the making of penicillin, was born.

1899 – Sir William (Bill) Dobell, renowned Australian portrait and landscape artist of the 20th century, was born.

1943 – After winning the election on 21st August, Enid Lyons and Dorothy Tangney became the first women to take their seats in the Parliament of Australia. Lyons represents the Tasmanian electorate of Darwin in the House of Representatives, and Tangney was a Senator for Western Australia.

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Sir Howard Walter Florey, Nobel Prize in Medicine 1945 (Nobel Foundation) – Top Left
Photograph of painter William Dobell, 1942, Max Dupain (NLA) – Top Right
Dorothy Tangney (left) and Dame Enid Lyons entering Parliament House, 24 September 1943 (NMA) – Bottom
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Post by pipoz4444 » September 24, 2021, 4:06 pm

RIP John Dorman Elliott

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Post by GT93 » September 25, 2021, 5:42 am

Should he take much responsibility for the, I think, $1.3 billion loss? I credit him with running Carlton into the ground. 20 years later they've still not recovered. Awesome. :D

Former bankrupt too. More controversial than Eddie.

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Post by Barney » September 25, 2021, 6:40 am

ON THIS DAY – 25th September

1793 – Sydney's first church opened.

1862 – Australian Prime Minister during WWI, Billy Hughes, was born.

1876 – The current state flag of Tasmania was adopted.

1994 – Canberra Raiders captain & rugby league legend Mal Meninga ended his club career on a winning note when he leads Canberra to a comprehensive 36–12 defeat of minor premiers Canterbury Bulldogs in the NSWRL Grand Final. His playing career would finish two months later when he led the Kangaroos on a successful tour of Great Britain & France.

1998 – A gas explosion at Esso's Longford plant killed 2, injured 8 and left most of Victoria without gas for two weeks. Hundreds of businesses were affected.

1999 – The Kangaroos (19.10.124) defeated Carlton (12.17.89) to win the 103rd VFL/AFL premiership. It is the first all-Victorian grand final since 1995 & the first time the cup was not won by the Adelaide Crows since 1996.

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Australia's First Church (Christian History Research) – Top
Prime Minister Billy Hughes smiling during celebrations on his return from the Paris Peace Conference, Sydney, July 1919 (Wiki) – Bottom Right
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Re: A little ray of sunshine from Australia

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ON THIS DAY – 26th September

1855 – The first public railway line in New South Wales was opened. In 1849, the Sydney Railway Company started building the first railway track in New South Wales. It ran between Sydney and Parramatta, for a distance of 22 km. The construction suffered some setbacks, in particular, financial difficulty, and was put on hold until taken over by the New South Wales colonial government. The line finally opened on 26 September 1855.

1879 – Baldwin steam motors tram first tried in Sydney.

1887 – The Celtic Club Melbourne was formed and remains today as Australia's oldest Irish Club.

1969 – The Poseidon bubble began when the small mining company Poseidon NL discovers a large nickel deposit in Laverton, Western Australia.

1980 – The Lonie Report in Victoria recommended the closure of half the suburban rail lines, all country passenger rail lines and a number of tram routes. It also recommended huge freeway expansion. The report was controversial and protests caused its recommendations to be moderated.

1983 – Australia II won the America's Cup ending the New York Yacht Club's 132-year domination of the race.

1983 – After Australia's America's Cup win, Prime Minister Bob Hawke went on the Today show and declared a public holiday for that day, stating that "any boss who sacks anyone for not turning up today is a bum."

1983 – Newtown Jets & Western Suburbs Magpies axed from the 1984 NSWRL premiership. It was announced that Newtown would return as Newtown-Campbelltown in 1985. The move never eventuated.

1992 – West Coast Eagles (16.17.113) defeated Geelong (12.13.85) in the first non-Melbourne-only Grand Final, to win the 96th AFL premiership. It is the first time that the VFL/AFL premiership left Victoria.

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Locomotive No. 1 shown in Sydney yard with a frock-coated railway official, possibly a station master. Detail a stereoview published by William Hetzer, Sydney, 1858-1860 (Powerhouse Museum) – Bottom Right
Australia II winning the Americas Cup in 1983 (BoatGen) – Top
Bob Hawke wears Australia jacket during famous 1983 Australia II win (Sydney Hub) – Bottom Left
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ON THIS DAY – 27th September

1851 – Australian explorer Sir Thomas Mitchell won the last official duel in New South Wales. Sir Thomas Mitchell was Surveyor-General of New South Wales and the explorer who discovered "Australia Felix", or "Happy Australia", which was the rich land of western Victoria. As well as being well-known for his immense contribution to exploration, Mitchell is less-known for fighting the last known duel in Australia. It was fought between Mitchell and one of New England's well-known early settlers, Sir Stuart Alexander Donaldson. The duel occurred on 27 September 1851 in Centennial Park, Sydney, and it is believed to have been over land - Tenterfield Station - which was a crown grant to Donaldson. As Surveyor-General, Mitchell had gazetted a town to be built on part of Donaldson’s Tenterfield Station. The enraged Donaldson challenged Mitchell to a duel. Three shots were fired, and the last one of Mitchell's found its mark, blowing Donaldson's hat off. Donaldson was not injured and later went on to become the first Premier of New South Wales.

1902 – Collingwood won the 1902 VFL Grand Final, defeating Essendon 9.6 (60) to 3.9 (27) in the first final to be held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground before a record crowd of 35,000.

1932 – Maude Bonney became the first woman to fly around Australia. Maude Rose "Lores" Bonney, AM, MBE (20 November 1897 – 24 February 1994) was a South African-born Australian aviator. She was the first woman to fly solo from Australia to the UK.

1974 – Australian National Gallery bought W de Kooning's "Woman V" for $850,000

1979 – Australia announced the abolition of traditional trade preferences with Britain.

1980 – The Canterbury Bulldogs defeated the Eastern Suburbs Roosters (now Sydney Roosters) 18–4 to win the 73rd NSWRL premiership. It was the first premiership for Canterbury since 1942 & the last ever Grand Final played on a Saturday. In the process, Steve Gearin scored one of the most spectacular tries in history.

1980 – On the same day, the Richmond Tigers (23.21.159) defeated the Collingwood Magpies (9.24.78) to win the 84th VFL premiership. It was the last premiership win for Richmond until 2017.

1981 – The Parramatta Eels defeated the Newtown Jets 20-11† to win the 74th NSWRL premiership. It was also the first premiership for the Parramatta Eels, who had been trying to win one since 1947. Fans celebrated by burning down the main grandstand of the Cumberland Oval, which was due to be demolished. †=Scored under outdated scoring system.

1987 – Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles defeated the Canberra Raiders 18–8 to win the 80th NSWRL premiership. It was the last Grand Final ever to be played at the SCG.

1992 – Brisbane Broncos (28) defeated St. George Dragons (8) to win the 85th NSWRL premiership. It was the first time that the NSWRL premiership went to Queensland. Broncos halfback Allan Langer was awarded the Clive Churchill medal for man of the match.

1997 – The Adelaide Crows (19.11.125) defeated the St Kilda Saints (13.16.94) to win the 101st VFL/AFL. It was the first premiership for Adelaide.

1998 – Minor premiers the Brisbane Broncos defeated the Canterbury Bulldogs 38–12 to win the 91st NSWRL/ARL/NRL premiership. It was the first premiership held under the NRL name & the last Grand Final to be played at the Sydney Football Stadium (now Aussie Stadium). It was also the second consecutive premiership for the Broncos if you count their 1997 success in Super League.

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Portrait of Major Sir Thomas Livingstone Mitchell c. the 1830s (Wiki) – Bottom Left
Sir Stuart Alexander Donaldson, 1st Premier of New South Wales, Australia (Wiki) – Middle
Aviatrix Maude 'Lores' Bonney boarding her Gypsy Moth at Charleville, ca. 1933 (Wiki) – Top Right
Australian Football League Logo (Wiki) – Bottom Right
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ON THIS DAY – ON THIS DAY – 28th September

1791 – The ships Active and Queen arrived; Queen came from County Cork, with the first contingent of Irish convicts.

1800 – Captain Philip individual was sworn in as governor, as the previous governor Captain John Hunter returned to England.

1824 – John Oxley recommended a new settlement be founded at Brisbane after finding Moreton Bay unsuitable.

1861 – The cache buried beneath the 'Dig' Tree, revealing the notes and journals of Burke and Wills, was dug up by Howitt's rescue party.

1874 – The Victorian Humane Society was established; it later becomes the Royal Humane Society of Australasia.

1879 – Sydney inaugurated a steam motor tram route.

1962 –One-fifth of the Brisbane tram fleet was destroyed when the Paddington tram depot was burnt down in suspicious circumstances. Sixty-five trams were destroyed.

1964 – Davis Cup: Australia defeated the USA in Cleveland (3-2).

1967 – Amendments to the South Australian Licensing Act came into effect ending the era of the Six o'clock swill in Australia

1969 – A meteorite fell over the Murchison region of Western Australia, 100 kg of rock was recovered.

1973 – The first performance took place in the new Sydney Opera House.

1986 – Minor premiers Parramatta Eels defeated the Canterbury Bulldogs 4–2 in the lowest scoring Grand Final in history to win the 79th NSWRL premiership.

1986 – The Clive Churchill Medal, made to honour the late Clive Churchill (who died the previous year), was awarded to its inaugural recipient, Parramatta Eels halfback Peter Sterling.

1997 – The Newcastle Knights defeated minor premiers the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 22–16 to win the 90th NSWRL/ARL premiership. It was the first premiership for Newcastle & it was the third consecutive grand final appearance for Manly.

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John Longstaff, Arrival of Burke, Wills and individual at the deserted camp at Cooper’s Creek, Sunday evening, 21st April 1861, oil on canvas, 1907. National Gallery of Victoria (Wiki) – Top
The Sydney Opera House illuminated at night (Wiki) – Bottom
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ON THIS DAY – 29th September

1791 – The West Coast of Australia was claimed by British Commander George Vancouver when he sailed into individual George Sound, previously only the east coast had been proclaimed for the Crown.

1800 – William Paterson was appointed lieutenant governor of the colony.

1945 – The 1945 VFL Grand Final was held, and becomes known as the "Bloodbath" due to the wet, muddy conditions and frequent violence between players and amongst the spectators. Carlton defeated South Melbourne 15.13 (103) to 10.15 (75).

1951 – Maureen Caird, a former track athlete who won a gold medal at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico, was born in Cumberland, New South Wales. She remains Australia’s youngest athletics gold medallist.

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A portion of Panoramic View of individual George's Sound, Part of the Colony of Swan River, engraved by Robert Havell from sketches by Robert Dale, hand-coloured and published in 1834 (Wiki) – Top
Colonel William Paterson [17 August 1755 – 21 June 1810] (Wiki) – Bottom Right
Maureen Caird 1968 Gold Medallist (Australian Olympic Team) – Bottom Left
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ON THIS DAY – 30th September

1813 – The strange coins "holey dollar" and "dump" were circulated in NSW to combat currency shortages.

1854 – The first game of cricket was played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

1889 – The Palmerston and Pine Creek Railway narrow-gauge railway in the Northern Territory was officially opened.

1922 – Major General Alan Stretton, former senior Australian Army officer and Australian of the Year was born.

1958 – The ANZAC Day Act 1958 received Royal Assent, making ANZAC Day (25 April) a national public holiday in Australia.

1976 – Blue Hills, the long-running ABC radio serial, came to an end after 32 years.

1982 – The 12th Commonwealth Games opened in Brisbane, Australia.

1982 – A Cessna 210-5 vanished on a flight from Atherton to Mount Isa. The five people aboard were presumed to have perished.

1990 – Death of Patrick White, author and winner of the 1973 Nobel Prize for Literature, after a long period of illness. Patrick Victor Martindale White (28 May 1912 – 30 September 1990) was an Australian writer who published 12 novels, three short-story collections, and eight plays, from 1935 to 1987. White's fiction employs humour, florid prose, shifting narrative vantage points and stream of consciousness techniques. In 1973 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, "for an epic and psychological narrative art which has introduced a new continent into literature", the only Australian to have been awarded the prize. White was also the inaugural recipient of the Miles Franklin Award.

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Men built narrow-gauge lines of the Northern Territory and South Australia without benefit of the mechanisation their successors enjoyed when building the standard-gauge lines a century later (LANT) – Top
Former St Kilda Australian Rules footballer, The Chief of Staff of the Australian Headquarters in Vietnam, Colonel Alan B. Stretton of Canberra, ACT (left), talks with Captain Brian Glance of Glen Iris, Vic (right) after a hard game. The match between the "Diggers" (privates) and "The Rest" (officers and NCOs) was won narrowly by the privates. Sergeant caterer Gerhardt Brokate of Sorrento, Vic (centre), was on hand to dispense drinks at the game's end (AWM) – Bottom Left
Patrick White in Sydney, 1973 (Dutch National Archives) – Bottom Right
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On This Day - 1st October

1798 – Sydney's first church St Philip's was destroyed by fire.

1844 – German explorer Ludwig Leichhardt departed Jimbour, the farthest outpost of settlement on the Queensland Darling Downs, to begin his exploration of Australia's Northern Territory from Moreton Bay to Port Essington. He arrived in December 1845.

1850 – Australia's first university, the University of Sydney was founded.

1864 – The ‘Australasian’ (later to be known as ‘Australasian Post’) was first published in Melbourne.

1880 – The Melbourne International Exhibition was opened at the Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton.

1883 – Sydney Boys High School was founded in Sydney, New South Wales. It was the first boys’ public school in Australia.

1918 – WWI - Australian troops captured Damascus.

1925 – Greater Brisbane was inaugurated as a single municipal authority under Brisbane City Council.

1935 – Heinz & Company in Australia began producing tinned baked beans.

1958 – Britain transferred Christmas Island (south of Java) to Australia.

1967 – The NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service was established.

1976 – Medibank Private was established following legislation passed allowing the Health Insurance Commission (HIC) to enter the private health insurance business.

1981 – The National Bank of Australasia and the Commercial Banking Company of Sydney amalgamated to create the National Australia Bank.

2000 – The 27th Olympic Games closed in Sydney, Australia

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The University of Sydney in the early 1870s, viewed from Parramatta Road (Wiki) – Bottom Left
Prize Design for the Melbourne International Exhibition Building, The Australasian Sketcher 1878 (Trove) – Top
Advertisement for Heinz Baked Beans, Women's Weekly 9th October 1935 (Trove) – Bottom Right
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Re: A little ray of sunshine from Australia

Post by tamada » October 1, 2021, 4:00 pm

Australia opening up!?

...except maybe the Zero-Covid Luddites in WA and Qld.

Australia’s borders to reopen in November after 18-month closure

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/10/ ... -two-years

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Post by jackspratt » October 1, 2021, 5:11 pm

tamada wrote:
October 1, 2021, 4:00 pm
Australia opening up!?

...except maybe the Zero-Covid Luddites in WA and Qld.
Yep - aren't they lucky they have smart Premiers, happy to see how the guinea pigs fare first.

And then make a decision. =D>

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Post by marjamlew » October 1, 2021, 8:05 pm

jackspratt wrote:
October 1, 2021, 5:11 pm
tamada wrote:
October 1, 2021, 4:00 pm
Australia opening up!?

...except maybe the Zero-Covid Luddites in WA and Qld.
Yep - aren't they lucky they have smart Premiers, happy to see how the guinea pigs fare first.

And then make a decision. =D>
A combined total of 16 deaths in WA and QLD since Jan 2020. 15 in NSW and 3 in Vic today. Why would they open up before everyone has had a chance to be vaccinated? Tasmania, South Australia and the NT in the same boat.
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Post by GT93 » October 2, 2021, 12:27 am

Yes, a no brainer really. If there's little or no Covid around, life is so much better. The weak link against Covid in Australia is Scotty from Marketing.

I see Scotty, the former Trumpster :evil: , needs to do some more brown nosing to a US president and request Sleepy Joe to get the US Postal Service delivering to Australia again.

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On This Day - 2nd October

1902 – William Gocher defied the law that prohibited daylight bathing in the ocean, and set a new precedent in surf-swimming.

1964 – Gladesville Bridge opened – the world's longest concrete arch at the time.

1969 – Tennis player Rod Laver defeated fellow Australian Tony Roche in the men's singles final of the U.S. Open, achieving his second Grand Slam (having also won the Australian Open, the French Open and Wimbledon in that year).

1971 – A Homing pigeon averaged a record 133kph in an 1100km race in Australia.

1977 – In motor racing, Ford team-mates Allan Moffat and Colin Bond finish side by side to complete a 1–2 Formation Finish at the Bathurst 1000.

1990 – Opera singer Dame Joan Sutherland announced her retirement.

1991 – NSWRL premiers Penrith Panthers were defeated by RFL Championship winners Wigan 21–4 in the 1991 World Club Challenge, held in Liverpool, England.

1994 – A Seaview Air Aero Commander crashed into the sea on a flight to Lord Howe Island with the loss of all 9 people on board.

2000 – Queen of the Damned, based on the novel by Anne Rice, begins principal photography in a converted biscuit factory in St Albans, Melbourne.

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Re: A little ray of sunshine from Australia

Post by pipoz4444 » October 2, 2021, 11:04 am

Gladesville Bridge

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