Point of View: who and why

This is a post about Point of View (henceforth to be referred to as POV). It is not about the What or How of POV. It is about the Who and, most importantly, the Why. Why does POV matter and Why is it important to master it. Let’s face it, POV is the microwave of…

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Christmas Day

This is Christmas Day, at Mum’s place, Youngtown. While we waited for the others to arrive, we played Racko. Then Nicquel turned up with Jess, Douglas and Erin. Now that everyone was here, the table was prepared for lunch, so we could eat, but first the treasure for melted gold chocolate coins. Finding these was…

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QVMAG: The First Tasmanians-Our story

I finally went into to this new gallery, but unfortunately a dark room with glass cabinets and lots of spotlights is not camera friendly, so I don’t have many photos. The label for the basket above says: Percussion method fire-making kit. Tinder sourced & pumili tirrina (basket) made By Vicki-Laine maikutena Green. French explorers recorded…

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New Launceston postcards!

Cnr of Brisbane and George Streets, Launceston. Blundells is on the corner that now has Holyman House (the big white place with the travel agents that isn’t the Flight Centre). This is before 1912. Larger version The two-storey building on the right is next door to the Princess Theatre which isn’t there (it opened 1911,…

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Colouring in the Colonies: numbers

From a comment on Facebook, I made a list of the “coloured convicts”, that is those people of colour who were charged & tried, stuck on a ship and sent off to the other side of the world, except for many it wasn’t actually the other side of the world. I want to look at…

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Photos from plane: Launceston to Melbourne

Just after take-off and plane was headed south so that must be the east of Launceston. The Melbourne to Launceston photos are more interesting. There was much less cloud and the plane went a long way south over a landscape that is quite bizarre from above, also less bits of plane in the photos. (When I…

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A Paper Mache Village for Australia

(Room in a paper-mache villa) Building houses with cards has been a favourite pastime of many a past generation ; but it was reserved for the ingenuity of the present day to construct habitations of paper. Yet of this frail material is manufactured the “village” shown in the accompanying Illustration. Papier-maché has long been extensively…

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Kitchen, Kitchen & Kitchen

Narryna Heritage Museum, Hobart Three kitchens added to 432 Pages, so rather to decided which one to share, I’m linking to them all and you can pick on or two or even all three! Commandant’s House/Carnavon Hotel, Port Arthur Deloraine Folk Museum, with bonus cake mixer

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