Dearth of newspapers to create history hole

It dwarfs even the horror of covid19 – Ryerson Index  and other history group projects may have no newspapers from which to continue indexing  Australian Births, Deaths and Marriages. These are national cornerstones, the go-to place for all research into people, places, events and nations, and yet with the closure of so many regional newspapers … More Dearth of newspapers to create history hole

367 Missing Pigeons

Random Aussie history mystery #1953……..was the Woomera blast really to blame for the missing 367 pigeons? Was there really only four escapees?  “Scientists will not allow  the Woomera atom blast to be blamed……..” source: source: TROVE/NLA/Barrier Miner (Broken Hill, NSW : 1888 – 1954), Saturday 7 November 1953, page 1

Giving Thanks for a Fracking-Free Community

  There was an air of quiet celebration at Crossley today in Victoria’s southwest when community gathered to celebrate the successful anti fracking campaign – made famous by its familiar yellow triangle –  which recently resulted in the State’s  government ban on fracking statewide.   Although both Legislation and Regulations are still to be legally enacted for the … More Giving Thanks for a Fracking-Free Community

Government inaction hurting Killarney Beach community

by Jenny Williams Fawcett  28 Oct. 2016 Senator Janet Rice of the Australian Greens party addressed protesters today at a blockade at Killarney in Victoria’ southwest saying three levels of government have the ability to stop commercial racehorse training on Killarney’s beaches and Belfast Coastal Reserve . “There is Legislation in place that could end this” Senator Rice said. … More Government inaction hurting Killarney Beach community

Ballarat’s? mystery ‘Bell School’

UPDATE 18th MAY 2016. This mystery school identified as the BELL SCHOOL #4309 in Oakover Street, Preston (Melbourne, Vic). READ HERE FOR THE UPDATE   I can easily find my Dad in this old school photo,  but it seems finding the actual Ballarat -based school is another matter entirely! Extensive inquiries and searches have failed to locate the … More Ballarat’s? mystery ‘Bell School’