Category Archives: Historical Perspective

Textures of War: Tuesdays of Texture

Rusting relics with added messages from birds above Sit in Memorial park Remembering just how close the Japanese forces were from our shores in WWII found, defused at Sunshine Beach But unknown to me at least was that near our … Continue reading

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The Ruins of St Pauls: Traces of the Past Yr4, No 1: Thursday’s Special

Built between 1602  and 1640 all that remains of the church that was dedicated to the apostle St Paul is the southern facade (now buttressed with cement and steel) and the Jesuit crypts. In 2005 it was added to the … Continue reading

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Francis Stacker Dutton: Copper Country: 99 Word Flash Fiction

Funny how things turn out. Here I am. An Englishman born in Germany ending up in South Australia. Sheep was my game. Fine merino. I had an eye; could pick fine fleece from  inferior. My sheep went missing. Looking for … Continue reading

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High School Graduation: Times Past

Was high school graduation a big event for you or did it pass unnoticed. As a city baby boomer high school graduation was not an event that my school, at least, made much of a fuss about. I believe that this … Continue reading

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HM Bark Endeavour: Traces of the Past Yr 3 09: Thursday’s Special

This is a style of sailing vessel that was mentioned by Francis Bacon in 1592. The word bark (barque or barc) usually refers to a three masted ship with a distinctive rigging. In the 18th century in England the Royal … Continue reading

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The Rocks: Traces of the Past Yr 3 (05): Thursday’s Special

The Rocks is an old area of Sydney with European settlement starting in 1788, soon after the first settlement at Sydney Cove. This slum area in the early days was full of sailors, convicts and prostitutes and became known as … Continue reading

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Toys I still do or wish I had: Times Past

Last months responses were wonderful and although contributions were small the comments on all the posts were wonderful and well worth reading. If you are interested in food I suggest you follow the links and read the posts as well … Continue reading

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Origins: Weekly Discover

What came first? The chicken or the egg? This philosophical question has been pondered by young children and adults alike and is often the first debate we enter when it comes to querying our origins. Everything we see, touch, smell, … Continue reading

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Hans Heyson: The Weekly Smile

Droving into the Light, 1914-21, Art Gallery of South Australia Hans Heyson was an Australian artist who lived between 1877 and 1968 (dying at 91 years of age). He was a well known name in Australia for his superb depictions … Continue reading

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Traces of the Past: Thursday’s Special

The Maypole dates back to the Iron Age (6th – 8th Century) BC. Although there are a number of schools of thought as to the meaning of the Maypole the most common is that it is an ancient fertility rite. … Continue reading

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