Walk Together Launceston, 2015

Walk Together: We believe Australians are a welcoming, generous and compassionate people. On Saturday, October 31 you’re invited to #SayWelcome in cities and towns across the nation. The Launceston event, organised by Walk Together in Launceston, organised by Safe Asylum, started at Princes Square, went through the Mall–

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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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1904, Launceston

(Above) Opening Alexandra Bridge over the Cataract Gorge, 1904 (Weekly Courier, 3 December 1904) (Below) Insides Birchall’s store, 1904 (Weekly Courier, 10 December 1904)

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Stripes Banned On Bullseyes

(Adelaide) News, 3 April 1944 SYDNEY.-The stripes are to disappear from the popular red and-white and black-and-white sweets known as bullseyes. This War Organisation of Industry decision has been conveyed to the manufacturers. The department has further decreed that Sydney’s only sugar pig maker–Mr. Wilton, of Chippendale–must cease making this line and turn to jube-making,…

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Well-groomed horses doing things

Joee gave me the topic “Horses”, which reminded me of these photos from 2004. The National Trust house Clarendon has an annual fair, and in 2008 we held a stall there. (Selling coins, stamps, things in frames, collectable cards & whatever else we could get, as we did then.) Behind us, the Australian Carriage Driving Society…

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Phrenology

PHRENOLOGY “Men’s brains consist originally of a sheet of thin towel of integuments, and the characteristics of an individual are wholly determined by the manner in which mother nature folds or collapses it up in the cavity of the skull, exactly as a washerwoman, after scrubbing a shirt perfectly clean, huddles or crams it in…

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In search of snow

(Keyword for post: Snow) No snow here, despite packing kids and dogs into the car and driving halfway up a snow covered mountain. This is the car park halfway up the mountain, where there is no snow and no power in the car battery as it turned out. No snow to the right. No snow…

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Justice & Police Museum, Sydney

This is the Justice & Police Museum in Sydney, in what used to be the Water Police station and courts.  Background for the buildings here but quickly the Water Police Court  opened in 1856 and the station two years later, and a newer court was added in 1886. They were closed 1979-1985, and turned into a  museum. “The…

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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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