A Visit to the Gardens

Some photos from the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, on the Queens Domain in Hobart. I used to like going here in winter because less visitors but all the interesting stuff is still there. I’ll show you some of the interesting stuff below but I only got to part of it. The photo above is a…

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A visit to the zoo: Beaumaris Zoo site

This is the site of the former Beaumaris Zoo, on the Queen’s Domain in Hobart. The zoo was first established as a private collection in a garden in Sandy Bay, that the owner, Mary Roberts, opened to the public. When she died in 1921, the zoo was gifted to the city, and moved to this…

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A Thing About Procrastination and Editing

Actually it’s not. It’s links to things about procrastination written by other people, with some comments added. The first one is Why Writers Procrastinate. This is an important question, because there are different reasons for procrastination and if you don’t know why, how can you fix it? The linked article looks at two reasons: Because…

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Goat Fest 2018

Goat Fest Tasmania, the annual goat event at the Launceston Show Grounds. Some young Saanens: Anglo Nubians. The boys are big.  (Jiel Anglo Nubians.): Toggenburgs (Manx Maid Toggenburg Goat Stud): Angoras: Boers: Minature Goats are the, um, big thing. (Willow Creek Mini Goats) Cow goat! (Petite Paradis)

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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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