Sue gave me Frank Gardiner’s bunch… this was a bit harder

because I haven’t been to NSW much, in particular that bit that was frequented by Gardiner and friends. But I have been to Cockatoo Island gaol, where Gardiner was imprisoned before he become infamous. Also, I have a photo of this lovely pair of  Staffordshire figures at the National Museum demonstrating how to adapt to…

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Willow Court

Back in 1827, the government decided to construct an Invalid Depot at New Norfolk, for invalid convicts (& paupers) who had to be put somewhere. They couldn’t be put to real work. They couldn’t hang around the hospital taking up beds, because like any good properly-built government institution, the hospital started running out of space…

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Tailrace

This afternoon, because it was a nice day & a public holiday, I walked down to the Tailrace Park to read for a bit. Also tried to take some photos of the cormorants, pelicans, blue wrens and– that’s a bit big to be a duck.

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20 years ago, CIN & CPR

The CIN [Community Information Network pilot project of the Department of Social Security] begun officially in July 1995, is an Internet-compatible network which provides, in 300 sites in Tasmania and other pilot areas, free access to a range of government and community information, and interactive communications facilities (e-mail and bulletin boards). (From Information Policy And Infarastructure…

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Brain trade in?

Brain is throwing tantrums. “Don’t want to work on research paper. Can’t do it. Too hard. Too Hard. TOO HARD.” “How about I just read a few things and make notes?” “TOO HARD.” “Just one article?” “TOO HARD.” “But it’s about–” “No. Want to write.” “But every time I try, you start stressing out about…

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Brixhibition 2015

Just inside the door were two bridges, this one is Kings Bridge, over the South Esk River at the Gorge. And this very long one is Tasman Bridge, Hobart

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Sunday

Today being March 1 means I have survived February. Yay. Also, one month of Journal. Not a lot of posting here, but that’s OK. It’s just for when I want to, not because I have to. Today I went to Esk Market with Mother. That was fun. Brought some very “organic” apples, Akane, and some…

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Douglas: the town that wasn’t

Crown land sale! 25 April 1877 TOWN OF DOUGLAS, NINE MILE SPRINGS. Section A. Lot 1. 1 rood. Upset price £5. Fronting on Sholto and Bruce-streets, bounded by Lots 2 and 11. Lot 2. 1 rood. Upset price £5.. Fronting on Bruce-street, adjoining Lot 1. Lot 3. 1 rood. Upset price £5. Fronting on Bruce-street,…

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Birthday day

Went out for lunch with Mum, Ben, Nicquel, her family, and Nan. Being Sunday there weren’t many places open so we went to Samuel Pepy’s, a new cafe place. They don’t seem to be set up to well for large groups but handled it pretty well. I had a Big Brekkie (bacon, salami, little sausages,…

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