OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER OF THE CONCORD HERITAGE SOCIETY email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.concordheritage.asn.au LOIS MICHEL MARK DURANCE
Thomas enjoyed life on the open road, rid-
rains. This beautiful stream, as they de-
ing and setting up camp enabled him to get
scribed it, was about 80 yards wide, having
a good deal of exercise. After selecting a
considerable depth and the fast moving cur-
rent was deceptively clear though somewhat
some of them hobbled or a bell put around
their necks to assist in locating if they
progress. The men searched for a narrower
section to cross safely. Here a decision was
dingoes and native dogs could be heard in
with letters and surplus belongings. MEETINGS General Meetings
After successfully crossing the Hume, Tho-
weary travellers until they retired for the
Ebden and his men, but later learned that
they had moved location to better pastures.
ing along from Port Phillip, and heading to-
during the night, shivering and covered in
sodden blankets. He struggled to right his
tent before returning to sleep. The storm
with him. The swaggie told them about two
a sore throat. He had not shaved for days,
time. Despite wide searches, no trace ofthem had been found and they were pre-
Walker Estates Committee
and observed: ‘It was a rough, queer lifein the open air. Not slept with clothes offsince Yass’. But the glorious freedom of
Keep you guns handy and stay together’,
he cautioned them. Thomas thought this wise
A candle on my hat and my inkstand in myleft hand, I write. Others are asleep and
sojourner in this wild landscape, as most
snoring noisily before an enormous fire.
people travelled in larger groups for safety. My candle done, must haste to bed and
Thomas took his turn, with the rest of the
Tours Organiser endeavour to sleep, despite the noise andfleas, which are my greatest torment.
nights ahead. Due to the rough terrain, it was
impossible to confine the animals securely,
given the lack of suitable brush or small logs.
crossed high ridges and ‘ranges of whitegum trees that gave way to tolerably bet-
The possibility of attack from unfriendly na-
Archives & Oral History ter, undulating country’. Thomas be-
moaned that travelling with a bullock team
slowed the pace, but they had little choice
in that regard, their original plans going sobadly awry.
Thomas estimated that they had travelledover three hundred and sixty miles from
February 11 - Don Fraser, presentation on
gentlemen on their way back from PortPhillip. They expressed being ‘very highlyMarch 11 - Michael Clark, Engineering pleased with that township’ and gave valu-
Heritage Australia, “Building Sydney - its
able information on the best route to take,
Watch this space for opening date
Funafuti is an island in the Pacific Ocean at
8 degrees 30 minutes south latitude and 179
degrees 13 minutes east longitude, now in
Tuvalu and formerly part of Britain’s colony,
Gilbert and Ellice Islands. Edgeworth David
it. The modern toilet is still, basically,
organised the second and third expeditions
The first expedition to Funafuti, in 1896, was
organised by the British Association for the
larly of the Victorian era, like Chester-
In short, it is easy to be facetious about
Society of London with the purpose of exam-
ining the structure of a coral atoll by analys-
ing the contents of a column bored to a depth
of at least 600 feet. Charles Darwin had pro-
posed a hypothesis to explain the origin of
as saying crap and crapper are
coral atolls. This hypothesis was challenged.
It was hoped that the expedition to Funafuti
The first expedition to Funafuti was a failure
owing to the use of inappropriate machinery
for drilling. The Royal Society of London then
Stuart with the aim of having the British
colony of New South Wales organise another
Funds for the second expedition to Funafuti
came initially from Miss Eadith Walker of
“Yaralla” in Concord. They were supple-
(Information from Edgeworth David letters in
May 1-3, 10am to 4pm
The carpet has now been chosen andshould be laid within two weeks.
A chance to see a spectacular displayof traditional quilts made by members
and large objects into what, we hope,will be their final resting place. This will
tralia’s oldest and substantial housesremaining from the Macquarie era. It
prepared to do some research forlablels. Most of this could initially be
ture, just call or send an email and we’ll
put you on the list to be notified of any
A is for apple, and B is for boat,That used to be right, but now it won’t float!Age before beauty is what we once said,“And at the corner of the streetBut let’s be a bit more realistic insteadA lonely cab horse steams and stampsAnd then the lighting of the lamps.”The New South Wales Census of 1891 revealed that 122 people
If we look back to our pioneeringdays before the turn of the century,
is for eyesight, can’t read that top line!
G is for gas, which we’d rather not mention.
H . . high blood pressure - we’d rather it low;
I . . for incisions with scars you can show.
J is for joint, out of socket, won’t mend,
K is for knees that crack when they bend.
M is for memory, forget what comes next.
In Virginibus Puerisque and Fa-
P for prescriptions, we have quite a few,
miliar Studies of Men and Books, he wrote: “When gas first
Just give us a pill and we’ll be good as new!
R is for reflux, one meal turns to two.
S is for sleepless nights, counting our fears,
V for vetigo, that’s “dizzy”, you know.
W for worry, now that’s going ‘round?
Written by M Ryan, by courtesy Ca-sino and District Historical Society.Published in the June-July 1976 news-letter of the Royal Australian HistoricalSociety. Reprinted with permission.)
he distributed starlight, and assoon as the need was over re-col-
X is for X-ray, and what might be found.
Y for another year we are left here behind,Z is for zest we still have . . in our minds.
The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for the steak to cook. (Julia
And we’re keeping twenty-six doctors
A fruit is a vegetable with looks and money. Plus, if you let fruit rot, it turns into wine,
something Brussels sprouts never do. (P.J. O’Rourke)
If you are getting old, have a great day;
Red meat is not bad for you. Now, blue-green meat - that’s bad for you. (Tom
Change of Name: Have you given Concord Library Events: Don’t miss meeting Peter FitzSimons on the 9th
part in the fight to win for the colonists
Museum Needs for planned displays:
the Alfred. Soon after arrival Wardell
Oral Histories: Do you know anyone
they launched a weekly, The Austral-ian, the first newspaper in the colony
Cabarita Speedboat Club: Do any
per’s aim was “to annihilate influence,
Articles for Nurungi: Thanks to (Printed in Jan/Feb 2009 issue of the HeronFlyer. Reproduced with permission.)(NOTE: In the late 1830’s George Nichols,second son of Isaac Nichols and RosannaAbrahams, purchased The Australian andOpen Days at Yaralla: We have still became its Editor. See Aust. Dictionary ofwww.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A050383b.htm for more information)
April event. Area Health is still waiting
libel, but after two juries had failed to
on information about renovation work,etc., so we still can’t make any plans. Meeting attendance: If you haven’t
Following the problems in the sub-prime lending market in America and the run
on Northern Rock in the UK, uncertainty has now hit Japan.
In the last seven days Origami Bank has folded, Sumo Bank has gone belly up
and Bonsai Bank announced plans to cut some of its branches.
Skehan goes to a lot of trouble tosource interesting and varied speak-
Yesterday, it was announced that Karaoke Bank is up for sale and will likely go
for a song, while today shares in Kamikaze Bank were suspended after they nose-
present to hear what they have to say.
While Samurai Bank is soldiering on following sharp cutbacks, Ninja Bank is re-
ported to have taken a hit, but they remain in the black.
Furthermore, 500 staff at Karate bank got the chop and analysts report that thereis something fishy going on at Sushi Bank where it is feared that staff may get araw deal. Wed. Feb. 11 - General Meeting
Elephants are the only animals that can be taught to stand on their heads. Wed. Feb. 25 - Walker Estates
Lewis Carroll, famed author of Alice in Wonderland, sought recognition as a
Wed. Mar. 11 - General Meeting
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La rivolta del contadini scoppiata nel comune di San Salvatore Monferrato, in provincia di Alessandria, nei giorni 24 e 25 ottobre 1898 si concluse in un bagno di sangue nel conflitto con i carabinieri inviati dal prefetto a protezione delle squadre antifil-losseriche incaricate di eseguire l’esplorazione dei vigneti della zona, per accertare se questi fossero stati colpiti dalla fillossera.