On the numbering of houses in Launceston

From 1833 Police Act and 1838 Police Act: “From time to time to allot a number to each house in every street or pubic place with the said Towns which number the occupier of every house is hereby required to paint or affix or cause to be pained or affixed in legible characters upon the…

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An Act to regulate the Police in certain Towns and Ports within the Island of Van Diemen’s Land and to make more effectual provision for the Preservation of the Peace and its Dependences generally

Passed by the [Legislative] Council 14 November 1838 A list of offences, summarised. It is not lawful to paste or otherwise affix any placard or other paper upon any wall house or building without consent of the owner or occupier It is required that houses and buildings be fitted with gutters or otherwise constructed to…

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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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The A-Word, or really about me

So I want to talk about Asperger’s, Autism Spectrum Disorder or whatever term you want to us, and me. It’s not something I usually talk about because, well,I feel like I’m preaching to the choir. Of the people I deal with on a regular basis, both friends and family, offline and real world, most of…

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WARNING: Lots of goat photos

Goat Fest 2017 was in the next building over from the market so it seemed like a good day trip to visit both. It worked well, rather than the usual process of leaving market to catch bus and then having an hour an half to kill in town & trying to find lunch, I spent…

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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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Thursday is fashion again, with pictures even

I have a quote/note on my desktop from the Fashion in Penury book. It starts by saying that contemporary sources often mention that the social signifiers that indicate status weren’t always obvious. —it was exceedingly troubling to see ‘ordinary people in very glossy coats’ who were actually socially significant and to see distinguished-looking men who…

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Wednesday

The last couple of weeks seem to have been particularly long, but made it to February, which is always good. This requires a February photo! (Hobart Regatta, 2008)

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New postcard…

New postcard: Unloading Bananas New Orleans, LA. On the back: “At New Orleans, the world’s greatest banana port, more than 700 ships arrive each year loaded, each with 25,000 to 50,000 bunches of this popular fruit. At the banana wharves the individual bunch is carried from the hold of the ship to the door of…

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Monday

Earlier I thought of something I wanted to write here, about something I did today, but now I can’t remember. That is annoying. Also, have decided to use the horse picture when there is no picture for a post.

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