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BE EMANATED WITH RADIOACTIVE AIR AND WATER. (Article), The Tamworth Daily Observer (NSW : 1911 - 1916), Friday 17 October 1913 page Article 2015-07-16 17:20 Tho establishment of an emanatorium
at tlio Post Graduate Hospital in New
York is tho first stop in America toward
the use for curative p-arposes of the om
anniions of radium as distinguished from
radium itsolf. Tho difference is that in
tho latter very strong radium preparations
are used and tho effects nro produced by
the alphn, beta and gamma rays which
emanato from the radium itself, while in
tho former very weak preparations arc
used-preparations that might bo called
malignant diseases of tho skin and for
a two-fold effect on tho human tissue:
lor such disoasos as gout, sciatica and
notiritis, which have long puzzled physi
way.t ,according to tho symptoms that aro
At tho Post Graduate Hospital one of
tho usual methods is to placo tho patient
in nn air-tight room into which oxygon is
pumped, and tho whole atmosphero is
At Kreuznaeh, Germany, are highly
radio-active springs and thoro tho phy
sicians liavo boon studying their action
during the fivo years since they first began
the use of radio-thorapy. Dr. W. Engel
mann, addressing a mooting of the stalls
recently, said they had not yet been ablo
to explain tho clinical results, though
these wero certain. They had observed
that light doses promoted tho action of
many of tho important bodily ferments,
while strong doses retarded. Tho emana
tion retards the growth of several noxi
ous bactoria and oven kills them. It has
an intensely stimulating cffoct upon all
tho factors of assimilation, onhaneing, as
it wore, tho vital processes.
Dr. Engelma-.in named gout as the first
disease for which tho emanation therapy
this soemed almost ft spocific remedy. It
was applied' best by a combination of
from four to six days, whoa severe pains
are felt in all tho joints. Thoso should
be treated with antipyretics aud atoplnin.
After a fow days thoso pains abate and in
about six weeks tho patient is cured. But
it is advisablo for him to repeat a drink
or inhalation euro once of twico a year.
of neuritis and neuralgia, are suitable ob
drinks, air avid compresses. Besides
tissue thickenings of all sorts, norvous
of women have been cured at Bad Kreuz
tho Post Graduate Hospital.
The establishment of an emanatorium
at the Post Graduate Hospital in New
York is the first step in America toward
the use for curative purposes of the em-
anations of radium as distinguished from
radium itself. The difference is that in
the latter very strong radium preparations
are used and the effects are produced by
the alpha, beta and gamma rays which
emanata from the radium itself, while in
the former very weak preparations are
used—preparations that might be called
malignant diseases of the skin and for
a two-fold effect on the human tissue:
for such diseases as gout, sciatica and
neuritis, which have long puzzled physi-
ways, according to tho symptoms that are
At the Post Graduate Hospital one of
the usual methods is to place the patient
in an air-tight room into which oxygen is
pumped, and the whole atmosphere is
At Kreuznach, Germany, are highly
radio-active springs and there the phy-
sicians have been studying their action
during the five years since they first began
the use of radio-thorapy. Dr. W. Engel-
mann, addressing a meeting of the staffs
recently, said they had not yet been able
to explain the clinical results, though
these were certain. They had observed
that light doses promoted the action of
many of the important bodily ferments,
while strong doses retarded. The emana-
tion retards the growth of several noxi-
ous bactoria and even kills them. It has
an intensely stimulating cffect upon all
the factors of assimilation, enhancing, as
it were, the vital processes.
Dr. Engelmann named gout as the first
disease for which the emanation therapy
this seemed almost a specific remedy. It
was applied best by a combination of
from four to six days, when severe pains
are felt in all the joints. These should
be treated with antipyretics aud atophan.
After a few days these pains abate and in
about six weeks the patient is cured. But
it is advisable for him to repeat a drink
or inhalation cure once of twice a year.
of neuritis and neuralgia, are suitable ob-
drinks, air and compresses. Besides
tissue thickenings of all sorts, nervous
of women have been cured at Bad Kreuz-
the Post Graduate Hospital.
LOCAL BOARD OP HEALTH. (Article), The Week (Brisbane, Qld. : 1876 - 1934), Saturday 5 April 1879 page Article 2015-07-10 16:18 the Local Board of Health, I hare the honour to
report that I agree "with the necessity that all
due care should be taken to warn visitors to tho
first place mention that I have always endea
voured to put on the desciiptivo labels of the
to adults; for instance, Curcus purgans (Purg
ing- nut), Croton Jigleum (Croton oil plant),
I hbvo found that it is the adults that princi
cipaJly partake and provide the juveniles with
seed for growth or testing its qualities as ail
poisonous plants, 6uch as tho Lantana and
which would either need exterminating or en
closure wero the principle to be rigidly * arried
the Local Board of Health, I have the honour to
report that I agree with the necessity that all
due care should be taken to warn visitors to the
first place mention that I have always endea-
voured to put on the descriptive labels of the
to adults; for instance, Curcus purgans (Purg-
ing nut), Croton Jigleum (Croton oil plant),
I have found that it is the adults that princi-
cipally partake and provide the juveniles with
seed for growth or testing its qualities as an
poisonous plants, such as the Lantana and
which would either need exterminating or en-
closure were the principle to be rigidly carried
LOCAL BOARD OP HEALTH. (Article), The Week (Brisbane, Qld. : 1876 - 1934), Saturday 5 April 1879 page Article 2015-07-10 16:16 Tns usual fortuightiy meeting ofthe above
Board was held on Wednesday. There wore
present-"Dr. Bancroft (in the chair), Dr. Them* *
son, and Aidermaii Graham.
Dr. Banckopt reported that, accompanied
by Mr. Hubbard, he had inspected the: air
shafts put down in Adelaide-stre t, and. had
found that thoy were working satisfactorily, a's
neighbourhood. He recommended that'similar
traps should, bo placed , in the drains in Queen*
street, opposite Mr. IXnmack's store, and at the
tender from Mr. P. Troy to build a 'spring
the Kegistrar-General was read, which showed '
that two deaths from f over had oscurred'during
tho week ending tho 22nd Marchi * \
Dr. Bancroft called the attention -of- the*
Board to tho large proportion of cesspits in tho
municipality. : Out of 4,243 closets no less than '
2,661 had cesspits. ; He was of opinion that
tho Legislature should be petitioned on tho'
clause iuto the Health Act to prevent tho con
tiuuanco of the system.
After somo discussion, Dr.; Thomson was
rcquosted to look iuto the law upon tho subject,
Dr. Bjlncuovt said that in obedience to a
written to tho Minister for Lands recommend
ing that steps should 'be taken to fence in of
ticket as "poisonous" certain plants iii/fho -
Botanical Gardens. Tho letter had been ro« ?
The usual fortnightly meeting of the above
Board was held on Wednesday. There were
present-"Dr. Bancroft (in the chair), Dr. Thom-
son, and Aiderman Graham.
Dr. Bancroft reported that, accompanied
by Mr. Hubbard, he had inspected the air
shafts put down in Adelaide-stre t, and had
found that they were working satisfactorily, as
neighbourhood. He recommended that similar
traps should, be placed in the drains in Queen
street, opposite Mr. Unmack's store, and at the
tender from Mr. P. Troy to build a spring
the Registrar-General was read, which showed
that two deaths from fever had oscurred during
the week ending the 22nd March.
Dr. Bancroft called the attention of the
Board to tho large proportion of cesspits in the
municipality. Out of 4,243 closets no less than
2,661 had cesspits. He was of opinion that
the Legislature should be petitioned on the
clause into the Health Act to prevent the con-
tinuance of the system.
After some discussion, Dr. Thomson was
requested to look into the law upon the subject,
Dr. Bancroft said that in obedience to a
written to tho Minister for Lands recommend-
ing that steps should be taken to fence in or
ticket as "poisonous" certain plants in the
Botanical Gardens. The letter had been re-
Check Lantana Poisoning (Article), The Farmer and Settler (Sydney, NSW : 1906 - 1957), Friday 29 July 1955 page Article 2015-07-10 16:08 Check Lanfana
Each year large num
and sub - coastal
1 a n t a n a poisoning.
lantana are needed to pro
duce symptoms in suscept
it has been found that 4£
cattle which have been in
country into infested coun
Heifers reared in lan
So, too, are western bull
while being agisted in lan
Most animal3 reared in
lantana - infested country
can occur when feed Is
larger quantities of lan
The only sure way of be
eradicate the nest. The
are that in areas of hierh
leaves and stems thorough
pood results so far have
re-erowth when it is 9 in.
breeders at Palermo, Argen
The conference will be at
In Britain, Eire. Australia and
possibly other countries In
recommendation to breed asso
Conference was held at Here
Check Lantana
Each year large num-
and sub-coastal
lantana poisoning.
lantana are needed to pro-
duce symptoms in suscept-
it has been found that 4½
cattle which have been in-
country into infested coun-
Heifers reared in lan-
So, too, are western bull-
while being agisted in lan-
Most animals reared in
lantana-infested country
can occur when feed is
larger quantities of lan-
The only sure way of be-
eradicate the pest. The
are that in areas of high
leaves and stems thorough-
good results so far have
re-growth when it is 9 in.
breeders at Palermo, Argen-
The conference will be at-
In Britain, Eire, Australia and
possibly other countries in
recommendation to breed asso-
Conference was held at Here-
"Patterson's Curse." (Article), Albury Banner and Wodonga Express (NSW : 1896 - 1938), Friday 15 December 1905 page Article 2015-07-10 13:12 , ' is. a fact nevertheless. Moderation is un
? _ distressing ignorance of the value of self
-. 'Australian' writes : — The country
- fairly covered with a weed topped by a
- ' was a pet at one stage of Australia's h:s
in these parts 'Patterson's Curse,' and
according to local naturalists has a his
- 'when you encounter miles and miles of
-, reality. It is another proof of Shakes
of it. In the doma.n of iNat-ure, as in
'When the worthy Patterson (for so the
Btory runs) first imported a few roots of
his garden, his neighbours no doubt admir
[ were quite right. Even the gentle rabbit
doubtedly a magnificent liiing. If the rab
''bit, and the sparrow, and the purple flower
the Socialist— recognised the real magnifi
cence of moderation there would be a re
freshing diminution of our national trou
restraint (if inanimate natui'e can be so
oharged), and soon overran the limits of
found it necessary to get a distinctive ap
a weed that is a curse m name if not in
peare s conclusion that the evil men do
Some of the characteristics of 'Pat-
terson's Curse:' It grows in greatest pro
fusion in a season like th© present, when
there is^ abundance of grass. In drought
time it is scarce as clover, so that its uti
there is plenty of good old-fash ;oned grass,
and when the latter is scarce 'Patterson's
Crimson Curse' (as I heard it called)
about it, however, is that it is easily check
? rabbit curse.
' Patterson's Curse.'
is a fact nevertheless. Moderation is un-
distressing ignorance of the value of self-
"Australian" writes: — The country-
fairly covered with a weed topped by a
was a pet at one stage of Australia's his-
in these parts "Patterson's Curse," and
according to local naturalists has a his-
when you encounter miles and miles of
reality. It is another proof of Shakes-
of it. In the domain of Nature, as in
When the worthy Patterson (for so the
story runs) first imported a few roots of
his garden, his neighbours no doubt admir-
were quite right. Even the gentle rabbit
doubtedly a magnificent thing. If the rab-
bit, and the sparrow, and the purple flower
the Socialist— recognised the real magnifi-
cence of moderation there would be a re-
freshing diminution of our national trou-
restraint (if inanimate nature can be so
charged), and soon overran the limits of
found it necessary to get a distinctive ap-
a weed that is a curse in name if not in
peare's conclusion that the evil men do
Some of the characteristics of "Pat-
terson's Curse:" It grows in greatest pro-
fusion in a season like the present, when
there is abundance of grass. In drought
time it is scarce as clover, so that its uti-
there is plenty of good old-fashioned grass,
and when the latter is scarce "Patterson's
Crimson Curse" (as I heard it called)
about it, however, is that it is easily check-
rabbit curse.
"Patterson's Curse."
NOTES ON CURRENT EVENTS. (Article), Albury Banner and Wodonga Express (NSW : 1896 - 1938), Friday 15 January 1904 page Article 2015-07-10 13:04 forwarded to the Departmenb for examina
' Patterson's Curse.' The Government
Botanist reports as follows : — ' Name
Eohium Violaceum, Linn. * Purple Buglos3.'
It is not a poisonous weed, bub unpalatable
hoe them out before they seed. I recom
mend that ib be hoed out as fast as it makes
its appearanoe on new ground.'
forwarded to the Department for examina-
"Patterson's Curse." The Government
Botanist reports as follows : — "Name
Echium Violaceum, Linn. 'Purple Bugloss.'
It is not a poisonous weed, but unpalatable
hoe them out before they seed. I recom-
mend that it be hoed out as fast as it makes
its appearance on new ground.'
JINGELLIC. (Article), Albury Banner and Wodonga Express (NSW : 1896 - 1938), Friday 9 November 1900 page Article 2015-07-10 12:33 on the 3rd insfc. Mr. Walker presided. The
confirmed, the consideration of the corres
reoeived from the Germanton Progress Com
committee in the endi avours they were mak
ing to prevent thealienation of the Garryowon
Baid that this reserve was one of the most
This was seconded by Mr. O. Holman and
carried unanimously, A letter from the
are desirous that the work of rabbit destruc
tion should be made simultaneous and com
Mr. 0. Holman had no doubt that the
this was the only way to cope with tho
was seconded by Mr. Stephonson and
the Works Department, abating that tho re
should be thanked for his aotion in the mat
FROM A COEKESPONDENT.
(H^OEIUC.
should all bo fenced off. A resolution to
with the Commonwealth inauguration core
prevalence of the weed known as ' Patter
son's Curse ' on the Murray and other roads
could grow with ifc. He therefore proposed
instruct the maintenance mea to root it up
by Mr. M'Oallum anri carried. Mr. Walker
remarked that when the weed was eradi
cated from the roads it would be neces
on the stock reserves. Mr. Gadd next pro
posed that; the attention of the Roads
called to the state of the Tumbarumba
for thp widening of the cutting and the
and agreed to. The nest meeting was fixed
for 1st December, and the usual vote bo the
on the 3rd inst. Mr. Walker presided. The
confirmed, the consideration of the corres-
received from the Germanton Progress Com-
committee in the endeavours they were mak-
ing to prevent the alienation of the Garryowon
said that this reserve was one of the most
This was seconded by Mr. C. Holman and
carried unanimously. A letter from the
are desirous that the work of rabbit destruc-
tion should be made simultaneous and com-
Mr. C. Holman had no doubt that the
this was the only way to cope with the
was seconded by Mr. Stephenson and
the Works Department, stating that the re-
should be thanked for his action in the mat-
FROM A CORRESPONDENT.
JINGELLIC.
should all be fenced off. A resolution to
with the Commonwealth inauguration cere-
prevalence of the weed known as "Patter-
son's Curse" on the Murray and other roads
could grow with it. He therefore proposed
instruct the maintenance men to root it up
by Mr. M'Callum and carried. Mr. Walker
remarked that when the weed was eradi-
cated from the roads it would be neces-
on the stock reserves. Mr. Gadd next pro-
posed that the attention of the Roads
called to the state of the Tumbarumba-
for the widening of the cutting and the
and agreed to. The next meeting was fixed
for 1st December, and the usual vote to the
JOTTINGS. (Article), Kapunda Herald (SA : 1878 - 1951), Friday 22 September 1905 page Article 2015-07-10 12:23 killed outright wherever possible. Vi
pers brigloss, known as the purple
weed, which flourished around Stock
well, and has spread half-way to Tar
Rurossa garden, where- it was outii
vat«l as a g'arden adoruer.
killed outright wherever possible. Vi-
pers bugloss, known as the purple
weed, which flourished around Stock-
well, and has spread half-way to Tar-
Barossa garden, where it was culti-
vated as a garden adorner.
DISTRICT COUNCILS. PORT ELLIOT, Jan. 12. (Article), The Mount Barker Courier and Onkaparinga and Gumeracha Advertiser (SA : 1880 - 1954), Friday 18 January 1907 page Article 2015-07-10 12:15 Present—Crs. T. Pflauiu (chair), W.
G. IT. Bennett. Complaints having
"blue weed" (Fchiuin Yiilgare) is
to he taken to have the plant pro
Present—Crs. T. Pflaum (chair), W.
G. H. Bennett. Complaints having
"blue weed" (Echium Vulgare) is
to be taken to have the plant pro-
THROUGH THE NORTHERN AREAS. (Article), Adelaide Observer (SA : 1843 - 1904), Saturday 24 October 1903 page Article 2015-07-10 12:01 Slcckwell is an unpretentious township
oft' the main road to Blanchetown. nnd
The state school is now under the super
intendence of Mr. Kumnick, who has suc
ceeded Mr, Drinkwater (transferred to
presided over by Miss M-eCora. Judging
by reports the tide of affairs in this_ snug
and equally close age the quaintly named
settlements of Neulrirck and _ Ebenezer.
made to eradicate it, but unless the seve
cheek.
I _ —Truro.—>
j Truro is next reached after a drive of
: township was at one time the scene of
j much business activity, due principally to
I traffic to Victoria and New South Wales :
[ which is 22 miles east of the town. The ;
j greater portion of stock from the other
' colonies bound for Adelaide also passed
j within eoo-ee of Truro, and ensured a
steady flow of business. A few old resi
I dents speak glowingly of the gcod old
I Morgan and Murray Bridge soon knocked
! the Blaneketowqi route out of favour, and
| fellow-creatures through their troubles. It
I season with plentiful crops, a% the reports
j are most favourable from all parts of the
J country along the river. On several proper
Stockwell is an unpretentious township
off the main road to Blanchetown and
The state school is now under the super-
intendence of Mr. Kumnick, who has suc-
ceeded Mr. Drinkwater (transferred to
presided over by Miss McCord. Judging
by reports the tide of affairs in this snug
and equally close are the quaintly named
settlements of Neukirch and Ebenezer.
made to eradicate it, but unless the seve-
check.
—Truro.—
Truro is next reached after a drive of
township was at one time the scene of
much business activity, due principally to
traffic to Victoria and New South Wales :
which is 22 miles east of the town. The ;
greater portion of stock from the other
colonies bound for Adelaide also passed
within eoo-ee of Truro, and ensured a
steady flow of business. A few old resi-
dents speak glowingly of the gcod old
Morgan and Murray Bridge soon knocked
the Blaneketowqi route out of favour, and
fellow-creatures through their troubles. It
season with plentiful crops, a% the reports
are most favourable from all parts of the
country along the river. On several proper

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    In 1942, a small group of individuals in Western Australia planned to seize the reins of government "when the Japanese landed". They moulded themselves on the various European collaborators with the Germans, but were totally pathetic as plotters. The coverage is taken from the 'Kalgoorlie Miner': this is for consistency, because I first encountered it there: I may add other sources later.

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  23. Australian inventions
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    A list of curious inventions, mainly those originated in Australia.

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  24. beach sand gold
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    Some of the claims for minerals found in beach sand, mainly but not limited to, gold.

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  25. bubonic plague
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    Details of the bubonic plague in Australia, circa 1900: these are selected articles, in chronological order. I plan to add more references at some future date.

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  26. bunyip
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    Early references to the bunyip and other "monsters".

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  27. Calvert's gold
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    I selected John Calvert (1814-1897) as a suitable case for treatment when I came across a reference in an 1850s 'Scientific American' to a London court case against James Wyld in April 1854 (Wyld was, at that point, the subject of my enquiries). Calvert shares his name with one of Leichhardt's 1844-1846 exploration party, but I knew it wasn't the same man, and he sounded sufficiently dubious to be interesting to investigate. The entries are in chronological order. The 'Encyclopaedia of Australian Science' says some thought him a romancer. I am at one with his contemporaries (you will find them in this list) who called him an impostor and a Munchausen.

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  28. coolies in Australia
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    Looking at the various attempts to introduce coolies into Australia. I hope soon to annotate the rest of the entries more usefully. Note that "coolies" at first meant Indian workers only, but was later extended to include Chinese. The systems under which they were employed were similar to the contracts used with Kanakas, late in the 19th century. Note that the language and attitudes of the day were somewhat confronting (or worse!). The order is strictly chronological, so if you know a date, scroll down!

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  29. early medical books
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    Books relating to medicine in Australia in the 19th century. The term "medicine" will be used broadly.

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  30. early use of language
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    This records my searches for the earliest instances in newspapers of a number of apparently Australian terms. The order is alphabetical by term and then by year, with the year of use appearing in each note. My plan is generally to offer three to five of the earliest hits that I find on any given word or phrase. (This parsimonious intention has been ignored, as in "billy", where there is a curious pattern of uptake to be observed and tested more fully.) Note that some of these selections have explanatory comments and references as well. IMPORTANT: please look at the first item, as I have now started assembling these into a rather more accessible web page, which is the first item in the list.

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  31. Georgiana Molloy
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    Possible references to Georgiana Molloy, plant collector

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  32. gold books
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  33. gold history
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    This is a super-list, and some of the links are, in fact, also lists. This is the One List to Rule Them All.

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  34. gold relief schemes
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    Schemes to send unemployed men out in the Great Depression to find gold.

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  35. John and Elizabeth Gould
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    These are the bird Goulds: they visited Australia in 1839 and the early 1840s

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  36. John Lewin
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    This is to help others track down the Lewin material that I have corrected and tagged as "John Lewin". I have also added some external material that others don't seem to know about, all at Macquarie Law, which is a most excellent resource.

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  37. Kokoda track
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    This began as a selection of the best journalism written by those unsung heroes, the Australian journalists who travelled the Owen Stanley Track, and against trenchant censorship from the Brass, told the tale. I have since added a few other useful backgrounders on the early history of the track. The order is chronological, the selector's bias shows in the way items referring to the "Kokoda Trail" have been ignored. Those items were mostly left out because they are more likely than not to be poisoned by McArthur's publicity machine, written by people who had been no closer than Melbourne. Those who actually went there called it a track.

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  38. M'Gregor's gold
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    A Wellington shepherd named Hugh M'Gregor, alias Macgregor or McGregor was widely credited with being the first to find gold. This is an attempt to pull all of the available information on him together: it will certainly assist anybody trying to track down this elusive character. With this aim in mind, I have also flagged the rare items which mention his forename, and attempt to follow his later life.

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  39. migration controls and regulations
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    Accounts having a bearing on the control of entry and exit from ports in Australia.

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  40. Murdoch and the media
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    A collection of comments made over the years about the Murdoch family and media monopolies.

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  41. passage times
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    This will be a slow-growing list of articles where reference is made to fast or slow passages to Britain, Europe or the USA (and more recently, within Australia). The items will be in chronological order.

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  42. Royal Commission on Gold Stealing
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    Stories relating to the W.A. Royal Commission which examined the prevalence of gold stealing in the eastern goldfields. It began with a 1906 report on gold theft by an English journalist called Scantlebury, and ended up leading to some changes, aimed at trapping the fences who bought stolen gold. The hero was 33-year-old Detective Sergeant Peter Kavanagh who got the evidence, but died in Sydney in 1908.

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  43. seashores
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    A collection of pieces relating to shore life and coastal and estuarine environments: beaches, rocks, rock pools, tides, waves and more. This list can be expected to grow continually during 2011 and 2012. There are two conscious purposes shaping my selections: my writerly aim is to find material relevant to a writing project that I have in mind, my pedagogical aim is to provide a collection of thought-provoking pieces for use in education at any level. That is to say, I hope that these choices may help learners to think—and to question their assumptions as I did, when I found the marine spiders!

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  44. steam power
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    Material relevant to some future social history of steam in Australia.

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  45. The Pfalz case
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    The incidents leading up to and following the firing of the first shots in the Great War. The S.s. Pfalz, tried to leave Port Phillip at the outbreak of war, and was turned back.

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  46. The road to Port Essington
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    Before Ludwig Leichhardt took off to find a route, others were talking about it. This pulls together some of those threads and reveals why people thought finding such a "road" would be a good idea. Personally, I suspect that some of them were thinking of a future railway, but did not dare stick their necks out that far.

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  47. Vignettes of the Great War
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    Snippets offering a sense of the way people faced the war, largely intended as a classroom resource in the tradition of the old Jackdaws. These are random, happened-upon gleanings, where most of my lists are rather more calculated and planned. This list will grow slowly.

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  48. Wicked Grocer
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    G. K. Chesterton, in 'A Song Against Grocers' wrote:
    God made the wicked Grocer
    For a mystery and a sign,
    That men might shun the awful shops
    And go to inns to dine...

    This list is about food adulteration.

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  49. Wildman's gold
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    A Dutch or German sailor called Wildman claimed in 1863 to have found gold in Camden Harbour (near the Glenelg River) seven years previously, and claiming to have sold the gold in Liverpool. He offered, for a remission, to lead the way there. The gold was never found, in part because he failed to cooperate, and then tried to steal the ship's two boats and make a run for it.

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  50. William Hay Caldwell
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    Articles relating to the visit to Australia of zoologist William Hay Caldwell who elucidated the reproductive modes of monotremes and marsupials and studied the lungfish, along with some notes on his little-known marriage to a Sydney heiress. There are many more articles tagged with Caldwell's name which may be accessed from any of these. There are also other tags that may help the dedicated scholar: the furore over marsupial reproduction can be identified by the tag "bad science". Just watch the tags, OK?

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  51. wireless telegraphy
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    Early days of radio: an occasional list that may not grow much.

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  52. Women in trousers
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    The very idea of women wearing trousers horrified many in the 1930s and 1940s. The war changed a lot of that, but even in the 1950s, there were strong reactions. This is an attempt to landmark some of the events in the slow climb to rationality. This will be a slow-growing collection, but there is already enough to reveal the sort of shock that was aroused.

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