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Famous Name: Laniakea

Do you remember being very young and beginning to discover how where you lived fit into the world? Maybe you realised the number on your front gate was part of your address, or found that the street you lived on was one of many streets in a suburb, and that suburb was in a city with thousands or even millions of people. 834 more words


Famous Name: Opal

Monday was the first day of spring, but Sydneysiders weren’t focused on Wattle Day: for them it was Opal Day. The Opal card is the automated ticketing system smartcard for Sydney public transport, trialled for two years, and replacing a confusing system of… 1,179 more words

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Famous Name: Abigail

This month marks 37 years since the soap opera Number 96 left Australian television. It was wildly popular in the 1970s, and one of the country’s most controversial TV shows, featuring nudity and sex scenes, and covering topics such as racism, drug use, rape, adultery, and homosexuality. 1,193 more words

Famous Namesakes

Fathers Day; Shifting World; Europe

I had all good intentions of writing this blog on Fathers Day.  From time to time, I’ll hear an interviewer ask the question “if you could spend one hour with anyone from the past, who would it be?”  The answer ranges from George Washington to Thomas Edison to John F Kennedy. 908 more words

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