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A Singer Of The Bush 

There is a waving of grass in the breeze

And a song in the air,

And a murmur of myriad bees

That toil everywhere.

There is scent in the blossom and bough, 86 more words

Cathartic Love

How 'Advance Australia Fair' became the official national anthem of Australia

Australia started off as a group of British colonies and didn’t have its own national anthem, instead using ‘God Save the Queen’ or ‘God Save the King’ from the time of the first British settlement at Sydney in 1788. 1,182 more words


Writing about what you don’t know: The Light Bulb Moment

One of the paradoxes facing the family historian is that he or she does not get to choose who or what to write about.

If you are a regular historian or biographer you are likely to be writing about people or events or places that interest you and that you already know something about. 780 more words


2015, May-June: New books for children and teenagers reviewed by Janet Croft

The more stars, the better the reading!

Picture Books.

Although some of these books have historical backgrounds, I have not categorised any as non-fiction or fiction. 3,489 more words

Poetry at 30,000 feet

Flying out of Alice Springs on a nearly empty flight, and cabin crew Mark suddenly decides (after an enthusiastic discussion of Joy Division) to treat us to an unexpected rendition of Banjo Paterson’s 1890 poem ‘The Man from Snowy River’. 168 more words

War Horses

One hundred years ago today was the beginning of the Gallipoli Campaign during The First World War. Over the course of 8 months, a whole lot of Australians and New Zealanders (as well as Englishmen, Irishmen, Indians, Canadians, Frenchmen, and Turks) died in this ill-fated and ultimately meaningless military campaign. 744 more words

Pale Lager

The Man They Call The Banjo

Nature of event: The Man They Call The Banjo – World Premiere Season

Where:  Mt Rothwell Estate 985 Little River Ripley Rd (enter via Mt Rothwell Rd) Little River, VIC Drinks 6.30pm Show 7.30pm… 221 more words