Sydney, 2015

Some photos of Sydney. I think I’ll post them in the order they were taken, except where it makes more sense not to, because it’s simpler and then they sort of form a story and I have some hope of remembering what they are šŸ™‚ So four days makes four posts (and maybe some individual…

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ANZAC Day 2015

5.40 am Westbury. Village green on the left. RSL hall on the right. 6 am The army cadets are doing duty as the catafalque party.

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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 isĀ 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 Ā£5. Fronting on Sholto and Bruce-streets, bounded by Lots 2 and 11. Lot 2. 1 rood. Upset price Ā£5.. Fronting on Bruce-street, adjoining Lot 1. Lot 3. 1 rood. Upset price Ā£5. Fronting on Bruce-street,…

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Lefroy: the rise and fall and rise and fall of a gold town

Lefroy, population 2000. Once upon a time. Gold was found at Nine Mile Springs at various times, maybe even the first place on the island where it was found, but an 1869 discovery was the find of significance. (I think it was alluvial gold, being the sort you pick up off the ground/out of rivers…

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Lefroy, 1883

From A Visit to Lefroy, Examiner, 17 July 1883 It is by no means a compactly built township. On the contrary, it straggles in all directions, and consequently extends over a large area. The streets, too, are at all sorts of angles, and describe some very eccentric turns and curves. Nevertheless, scattered as the town…

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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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