Category Archives: Past Challenge

Driving: Times Past

Transport has become an increasingly important part of our lives. When my Great Grandfather came to Australia his mode of transport was a pony and cart. Holidays a long way from home simply didn’t happen. The car made a world … Continue reading

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Agricultural Shows/Fairs: Times Past

Thanks to D. Avery for this prompt.  When she suggested it we had just had our public holiday for our local show.  I said at the time that we should stop having a public holiday when the show was on … 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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Childhood Birthdays: Times Past

I don’t believe how quickly this month has come around. Already we are into the third day of it and I haven’t posted a prompt nor thought of one. No – one has just come to me. The celebration of … Continue reading

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In the School Playground: Times Past

Driving past school playgrounds I find myself saying “If only I could have been a kid now” or ” I wish we’d had that equipment to play on.” This led me to think of the differences that climate may have … Continue reading

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Consumerism: Times Past

I hope everybody had a chance to read the responses to the last prompt. Most of us have had a weather event that has left lasting memories whether it be Hurricane Sandy or as a child testing why you shouldn’t … Continue reading

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Weather: Times Past

In Queensland and Northern NSW Tropical Cyclone (now ex) Debbie has been wreaking havoc. Starting as a slow moving Category 4 its winds exceeded 200 km/hr and it dumped masses of rain as it crossed from sea to land. Thousands … Continue reading

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