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Growing Up Aboriginal

I have snaffled the following from Foz Meadows’ tumblr. It’s a description of a book called My Place by Sally Morgan. Morgan describes her own childhood and presents the memories of one of her uncles who was taken away from … Continue reading

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It’s Just Not Cricket

Actually, it was very fine cricket. Australia managed to sneak up on England last night and steal the second ODI, courtesy of some fine fine batting by James Faulkner. Australia are playing with a joie de vivre and confidence that’s … Continue reading

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Gillard labels Abbott a misogynist

Gillard labels Abbott a misogynist – YouTube. I did enjoy this. Julia Gillard, the Prime Minister of Australia takes down Tony Abbot the leader of the Opposition after he tried to accuse her of sexist and misogynist behaviour. She seemed … Continue reading

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Seconds count, but all we really want is first

Australia isn’t doing as well at the Olympics as the Aussie media might like. And New Zealand is doing rather better than expected. Cue the gnashing of teeth and rending of garments. This columnist in the Sydney Morning Herald has … Continue reading

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ANZAC Day

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them. On 25 April 1915, … Continue reading

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Cyclone Yasi Photos

ABC News – Photos – Top stories in pictures, galleries and slideshows. Significant flooding and property damage.  Lots of destruction to farms – for example, 90% of the banana crop is destroyed.  But, still no reports of loss of life … Continue reading

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Cyclone Yasi “smashes coastal towns”

Monster cyclone smashes coastal towns – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation). Cairns got off more lightly than expected because the cyclone made landfall slightly further south than was originally predicted.  The smaller towns down the coast were not so fortunate.  … Continue reading

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