Not Quite the Goldfields

The gold rush in Victoria attracted immigrants hoping to make a fortune from all over the world, including ten of thousands of Chinese. This isn’t that story, because it’s written about in many other places (but you can start here if you’re interested.) The Victorian government was keen on these migrants with their weird habits…

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Nanowrimo preparation, my version

Nanowrimo preparation, my version Preparing for Nanowrimo is a balance. On one hand, you want everything in place so you can just sit down and write. On the other hand, you don’t want to be bored with your story or characters. If you’re committing to spending weeks doing something, you need to be enthusiastic about…

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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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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-mach√© has long been extensively…

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Little building, Cnr Wellington & Brisbane St

Cnr Wellington & Brisbane St. Photo source. This seems to have been the “Union School Room” from 1865. if it had other uses and when it was built, it is hard to find. It’s complicated because the Independent Chapel in Hobart is in Brisbane St, so any search for associated words bring up many, many,…

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The A-Word, or really about me, Part II

I’ve been putting off writing this because brain is never in the right place. (This is actually a good thing, even if not good for writing personal posts) and because I want to put things in order but I can’t remember enough to do that. I’ll see what I can do and, once I’m done,…

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Journalling, or not.

While it seems that January was a month for journalling, February is not so much. Many things to write about though (bikes, boats, Shades Row), so I should get back into it.   (Image: lake somewhere on the west coast.)

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