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  • THE DEVILISH MR DESIRE LA COURT
    THE DEVILISH MR DESIRE LA COURT
    Desire La Court arrived in Australia before the outbreak of WWI as George Ohl, from Frankford. Like so many others he was interned as an enemy alien, initially in Queensland, from where he escaped, and then at the huge Holsworthy camp in New South Wales. It was...
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Humour – latest article

  • COMPUTER CHIPS 😎
    COMPUTER CHIPS 😎
    The screen on my Dell laptop computer suddenly froze a couple of weeks ago. I couldn’t even turn the damn thing off. Panic! Thankfully we have an extended service warranty, so my partner rang up and was patiently taken through the complicated steps to fix it. There...
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Travel – latest article

  • WOOLLOOMOOLOO.....FULL CIRCLE
    WOOLLOOMOOLOO…..FULL CIRCLE
    First up, a silly riddle about Woolloomooloo by C.J. Dennis; Yes, that’s eight o’s. πŸ˜› It’s a small jump to the puzzle of which Aussie icon rhymes with Woolloomooloo. WOOLLOOMOOLOO – affectionately dubbed ‘the Loo’. It once had a reputation as a rough and ready sort of...
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Latest Blog Posts

  • GOVETT'S LEAP & ITS GHOSTS
    GOVETT’S LEAP & ITS GHOSTS
    Whenever I stand at Blackheath’s Govett’s Leap lookout I sense the spirit of Charles Darwin, one of my great heroes. He said of the Leap; ‘It is a tremendous rent or depression in the earth, which is said to be the deepest chasm with perpendicular cliffs in...
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  • VERE CHILDE AT GOVETT'S LEAP
    VERE CHILDE AT GOVETT’S LEAP
    Vere Gordon Childe spent his childhood at a home called Chalet Fontenelle, at Wentworth Falls in the Blue Mountains of NSW. He was educated at Sydney University and subsequently at Oxford. Childe returned home in 1917, but as a pacifist, atheist and committed socialist he was ostracized...
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  • HOBART'S CHANDELIERS
    HOBART’S CHANDELIERS
    The Town Hall is lighted by three magnificent crystal chandeliers bearing 14 gas jets, and imported from the famous house of Ossler and Co., Birmingham, at a cost of Β£230. (Cornwall Chronicle, Oct. 27 1866) a When Hobart Town Hall was completed in 1866 it symbolized the...
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  • Stump seat in Autumn
    THE STUMP – A TREE’S LAST HURRAH
    A stump does not have to symbolize the end of a tree’s usefulness. Tiny, insect eating birds such as wrens and robins often choose one as a low level look-out post. Meanwhile I have fun with stumps as ‘garden art’. That variegated rhodo hat would not look...
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