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SUMMARY BY THE MAIL. (Article), Freeman's Journal (Sydney, NSW : 1850 - 1932), Wednesday 20 January 1864 page Article 2016-02-08 14:22 held aB inquest on Saturday, at the Sportsman's
Atma Pitt and Goulburn Streets, on the body of
tram-car at the corner of Goulburn- street. It ap
corner of Goulburn- street on its way to the railway
death. The car was very full at the time as it gen
took place, the pressure upon the body of the de
ceased must have been enormous. The. car was
certain that Dr. Nathan must have retained his bold
under it and caused his deatb. Mr Nathan was re
moved to the house of Dr. 'Walker who immediately
was quite extinct, Dr. Nathan and. Dr. O'Brien
Dr. Nathan and Dr. Walker and Dr. O'Brien pro
over an uneven surface; the body presented r.o
marks of violence, but oa examining the chest great
was observable : severe iniurv had been inflicted
over the chest ; the injuries to the ribs and com
pression of the hearr, lungs, and liver, were the'
cause of death, which must have been instantaneous ;
deceased's extremities were uninjured- The body
must have been dragged or pushed forward ; most
on to his left, side. Verdict : ' We find that the
cir while in slow motion, aud just upon alighting
therefrom ; and that it was the result of accident ;
of the sudden death of Mr. Nathan caused a pro
he was universally respected He' was a most ac
number of well known songi and other pieces
time. His remains were interred en Sunday, but at
held an inquest on Saturday, at the Sportsman's
Arms Pitt and Goulburn Streets, on the body of
tram-car at the corner of Goulburn- street. It ap-
corner of Goulburn-street on its way to the railway
death. The car was very full at the time as it gen-
took place, the pressure upon the body of the de-
ceased must have been enormous. The car was
certain that Dr. Nathan must have retained his hold
under it and caused his deatb. Mr Nathan was re-
moved to the house of Dr. Walker who immediately
was quite extinct, Dr. Nathan and Dr. O'Brien
Dr. Nathan and Dr. Walker and Dr. O'Brien pro-
over an uneven surface; the body presented no
marks of violence, but on examining the chest great
was observable: severe iniury had been inflicted
over the chest; the injuries to the ribs and com-
pression of the heart, lungs, and liver, were the
cause of death, which must have been instantaneous;
deceased's extremities were uninjured. The body
must have been dragged or pushed forward; most
on to his left, side. Verdict: 'We find that the
car while in slow motion, and just upon alighting
therefrom; and that it was the result of accident;
of the sudden death of Mr. Nathan caused a pro-
he was universally respected He was a most ac-
number of well known songs and other pieces
time. His remains were interred on Sunday, but at
NEWS FROM THE DIGGINGS. From our own Correspondent. Bendigo, April 3. (Article), The Banner (Melbourne, Vic. : 1853 - 1854), Friday 7 April 1854 page Article 2016-02-08 12:54 tradesmen, and miners, it was reso.ved to writs
for tale the whole of the allotment-< that have
appeared in the published plans of portions A t
B, and C, of the Sandhurst Township, And
also demanding that the upsvt price be T8 per
acre, as first adverfci->ed, and not £5O as now
announced. One of these reasonable lequest*
and dignified with the name of Pall Mall, A
gentleman in this position and actuated accord
ing to bis own admission, by a laudable con
cern lor tbe interests of number oho, has ad
dressed a letter to the Surveyor- General appi ov
ingof the prebentarrangemout respecting the in
tradesmen, and miners, it was resolved to write
for sale the whole of the allotments that have
appeared in the published plans of portions A,
B, and C, of the Sandhurst Township. And
also demanding that the upset price be £8 per
acre, as first advertised, and not £50 as now
announced. One of these reasonable requests
and dignified with the name of Pall Mall. A
gentleman in this position and actuated accord-
ing to bis own admission, by a laudable con-
cern for the interests of number one, has ad-
dressed a letter to the Surveyor- General approv-
ing of the prebentarrangemout respecting the in
TO DENILIQUIN AND BACK. (Article), The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), Wednesday 12 July 1876 page Article 2016-02-07 15:35 to see the lion3 of Echuca. The town is nicely laid
out, the Btreets broad and at right angles to each
I with wooden blocks, cut across the grain, in lengths |
of about nine inches, and which I was assured ate
I found to wear well, while the traille on them is easy
I and smooth. The people of Echuca enjoy the luxury
inexpen.he steam-engine, water is pumped from the
to any'part of the town. This plan, it struck me,
inland towns of New -outh Wales which are situated
on the banks of fiesh water streams. There
are two public hulls in the town-the
but the dimensions of both are small ; and a fine
sta.-e and proscenium, is lighted with gas, and will
and other public buildings are all very crédita'-le
I The special train from Melbourne, which brought
i the remainder of the visitors, did not arrive at Echuca
extra carriages were nut on to take those persons who
The new line, it will be remembered, has been con- j
struct«! by a private company. The necessity for a
had long been apparent to the people of the distrust,
elapse i and the requisite amount was not forth-
coming, and there appealed every probability that the
Dr. Jones, nf the Pastoral Times, a gentleman who
them-elves to the enterprise, these gentlemen have
devoted themselves 'to it unceasingly. The corn
pan v have been their own contractors, and the
con-tructed, and at a cost rather under £3000 per
only one gradient so steep as 1 in 90 ; and there are
A íciorian lines and the ballast is of gravel instead of
blue metal lhe rails are single headed .0 lb to
the yard Iheie is onlv a sinsrlc line of rails but
miny years to c me as sidings can be placed at
certain points where required The gauge adopted
is that of the Victorian Railways-o feet . inches m
place of the 4 feet 8^ inch gauge of New "5outh Wales
Ihis ¿ailie was necessarily used, in order that the
trucks and carrnges might go on straight to Mel
bourne, without the necessity for trinslupment at
Lchuca lhe cost of construction given above, it
to see the lions of Echuca. The town is nicely laid
out, the streets broad and at right angles to each
with wooden blocks, cut across the grain, in lengths
of about nine inches, and which I was assured are
found to wear well, while the traffic on them is easy
and smooth. The people of Echuca enjoy the luxury
inexpensive steam-engine, water is pumped from the
to any part of the town. This plan, it struck me,
inland towns of New South Wales which are situated
on the banks of fresh water streams. There
are two public halls in the town—the
but the dimensions of both are small; and a fine
stage and proscenium, is lighted with gas, and will
and other public buildings are all very creditable
The special train from Melbourne, which brought
the remainder of the visitors, did not arrive at Echuca
extra carriages were put on to take those persons who
The new line, it will be remembered, has been con-
structed by a private company. The necessity for a
had long been apparent to the people of the district,
elapsed and the requisite amount was not forth-
coming, and there appeared every probability that the
Dr. Jones, of the Pastoral Times, a gentleman who
themselves to the enterprise, these gentlemen have
devoted themselves to it unceasingly. The com-
pany have been their own contractors, and the
constructed, and at a cost rather under £3000 per
only one gradient so steep as 1 in 90; and there are
Victorian lines and the ballast is of gravel instead of
blue metal the rails are single headed 50 lb to
the yard. There is only a single line of rails but
many years to come as sidings can be placed at
certain points where required. The gauge adopted
is that of the Victorian Railways- — 5 feet 3 inches m
place of the 4 feet 8½ inch gauge of New South Wales
This gauge was necessarily used, in order that the
trucks and carriages might go on straight to Mel-
bourne, without the necessity for transhipment at
Echuca lhe cost of construction given above, it
The Argus. PUBLISHED DAILY. "I am in the place where I am demanded of conscience to speak the truth, and, therefore, the truth I speak, impugn it whoso list." TO CORRESPONDENTS. Letters and other communications intended for insertion in the news columns should be addressed to THE EDITOR. No notice can be taken of anonymous communications. Every letter must be accompanied by the name and address of the writer, not necessarily for publication, but as a guarantee of good faith. Rejected communications cannot be returned under any circumstances whatever. OPERA-HOUSE. (Article), The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Tuesday 13 February 1877 page Article 2016-02-07 10:30 holder in the 0. 0. Steamship Com-
pany, said that from 75 to SO per
cent, of the labourers on the Southern
informed. Never Baw a Chinaman who
could not read and writs. They were
prompt and faithful in business ; intel-
and cleanly. " Had seen Chinamen on
" treatment were pursued against
"Americana in China, we ahould
" out China from the map of the
" American to make Buch a statement,
" but it is true." On the railway he
Mr. DONALD M'LENNAN, of tho Mis-
lOd. per diem. Found the Chinese
and prevent strikes. White labourera
wageB or too many hours of labour.
state would be more than half bank
iupt.
holder in the O. O. Steamship Com-
pany, said that from 75 to 80 per
cent. of the labourers on the Southern
informed. Never saw a Chinaman who
could not read and write. They were
prompt and faithful in business; intel-
and cleanly. "Had seen Chinamen on
"treatment were pursued against
"Americans in China, we should
"out China from the map of the
" American to make such a statement,
"but it is true." On the railway he
Mr. DONALD M'LENNAN, of the Mis-
10d. per diem. Found the Chinese
and prevent strikes. White labourers
wages or too many hours of labour.
state would be more than half bank-
rupt.
SCIENCE LETTER. Paris, October 31. (Article), South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail (Adelaide, SA : 1868 - 1881), Saturday 26 December 1874 page Article 2016-02-07 10:05 In the adoption 01 tramways Paris has been
many of the provinoial towns of France. The
'old' which persists in running public vehicles
In the adoption of tramways Paris has been
many of the provincial towns of France. The
"old" which persists in running public vehicles
SCIENCE LETTER. Paris, October 31. (Article), South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail (Adelaide, SA : 1868 - 1881), Saturday 26 December 1874 page Article 2016-02-07 10:04 jHifin required, no mo» horses, no mpregroemsj
no more stable*.. Cfrdinafy locomotive* are
then required, no more horses, no more grooms
no more stables. Cfrdinafy locomotive* are
SCIENCE LETTER. Paris, October 31. (Article), South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail (Adelaide, SA : 1868 - 1881), Saturday 26 December 1874 page Article 2016-02-07 10:03 t SCIENCB LETTER.
I Prom our own Correspondent.]
In the adoption 01 tramway* .rans aas peen
somewhat behind o&er cities, and even indeed
many of the pfcovinoial towns of ..France. The
cause may be 'attributed to the old omnibus
interest, for that system merits to -be called
'old' whichpersiuts in;running public vehicjes
^n^rdinary roaiifl ffes in times gona by, when
ueir rolling on-*sils -secures greater rapidity,
economy, «n3 aleas expenditure of force. But
*thei»bjeot riowis to replace horses on tramways
by some cheap and -convenient motive power.
The future isperhaps.nptso distant when our
actual cabs, carriages, broughams, and vie
46rias will be vehicles of luxury like sedan
tshairs. What is wanting is a cheap, mechani
cal carriage, which, by turning* button or^a
valve we oan set in motion and direct at cur ease.
Ni iaotp fteidy op unsteady drivBa will *e
v, '.. .'?''?-'' Paris, October 3L
.?-??- .,,..,,'j . . .«
SCIENCE LETTER.
[From our own Correspondent.]
In the adoption 01 tramways Paris has been
somewhat behind other cities, and even indeed
many of the provinoial towns of France. The
cause may be attributed to the old omnibus
interest, for that system merits to be called
'old' which persists in running public vehicles
on ordinary roads as in times gone by, when
their rolling on rails secures greater rapidity,
economy, and a less expenditure of force. But
their object now is to replace horses on tramways
by some cheap and convenient motive power.
The future is perhaps not so distant when our
actual cabs, carriages, broughams, and vic-
torias will be vehicles of luxury like sedan
chairs. What is wanting is a cheap, mechani-
cal carriage, which, by turning a button or a
valve we can set in motion and direct at our ease.
No more steady or unsteady drivers will be
Paris, October 31.

SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. HOBSON'S BAY. (Article), The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Tuesday 1 December 1857 page Article 2016-02-07 09:55 "STEAM TRAM" ron. NAVIGATING. Rivsits.-Mr. John
Bourno, Blllltor-strcet, proposes to navigate shallow
stcomor and a number of barges articulatod to one
another by oircular joints, so as to admit of lateral and
vertical deflection. The ailleront constituent vossels
of the train aro mado with thoir onds eithor conves. or
concave, and oaoh convex end fits Into a corresponding
concave end without leaving any considerable spice
between thom, so that the train is virtunlly a viry
long-jointed vessel, of whioh tho steamer should c in-
stitute tho first compartment. Each convex end ha:
at tho central point from which tho convexity is swept
a strong pin, from which two rods or stays piocoed to
tho outer edgos of the contiguous concave onds, and
thoso rods always keep tho constituent bargos of the
train at tho right distance apa.it, and prevent tlnro
"STEAM TRAIN" for. NAVIGATING. Rivers.-Mr. John
Bourne, Billiter-strcet, proposes to navigate shallow
steamer and a number of barges articulated to one
another by circular joints, so as to admit of lateral and
vertical deflection. The different constituent vessels
of the train are made with their ends either convex. or
concave, and each convex end fits into a corresponding
concave end without leaving any considerable space
between them, so that the train is virtually a very
long-jointed vessel, of which the steamer should con-
stitute the first compartment. Each convex end has
at the central point from which the convexity is swept
a strong pin, from which two rods or stays proceed to
the outer edges of the contiguous concave ends, and
these rods always keep the constituent barges of the
train at the right distance apart, and prevent tlnro
RAILWAYS. THE GREAT WESTERN EXTENSION. (Article), The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), Friday 21 July 1865 page Article 2016-02-06 18:02 1867, Captain Hawkins, of the Royal Engineers, in a re-
dents in the "Western districts who, realising very keenly,
engaged either in following up theo various tributaries of the
mountain line- reckoning from the Nepean .Very good
gradient of 1 in 30, between three and four miles of tun-,
nelling would have been required The enormous ex
Parliament m October I860 It followed tho mountain
road for about fort) mües, but m order to reach Hartley it
the spurs of Mount York (passing near to tho recently ths
itsdf through a tunnel, the detour, which had the form ot
a narrow loop, induded seven long tunnels ¡and sk largo
tho line no less than seventeen tunnels of tho
aggregate length of fivo and a half mdes, besides
man) other very hcvvy warks The steepest gradient was
radius The estimated C06t of carrying out this line was
ment would not «auction so cipensiie a hne, its adoption
was not proposed Economical considerations prevailed,
and it was determined that, on the Western line, not moro
that £10,000 per milo should be expended In order to
bring the cost within that sum, it was necessary to odopt
tho existing lines, ind tho maximum gradient was fixed at
1 in 30, and the sharpest curve at eight chains radius It
present hne, tho cost ol which, it is stated, will not exceed
1857, Captain Hawkins, of the Royal Engineers, in a re-
dents in the Western districts who, realising very keenly,
engaged either in following up the various tributaries of the
mountain line — reckoning from the Nepean.Very good
gradient of 1 in 30, between three and four miles of tun-
nelling would have been required The enormous ex-
Parliament m October I860 It followed the mountain
road for about forty miles, but m order to reach Hartley it
the spurs of Mount York (passing near to the recently dis-
itsdf through a tunnel, the detour, which had the form of
a narrow loop, included seven long tunnels and six large
the line no less than seventeen tunnels of the
aggregate length of five and a half miles, besides
many other very heavy works The steepest gradient was
radius. The estimated cost of carrying out this line was
ment would not sanction so expensive a line, its adoption
was not proposed. Economical considerations prevailed,
and it was determined that, on the Western line, not more
that £10,000 per mile should be expended. In order to
bring the cost within that sum, it was necessary to adopt
the existing lines, and the maximum gradient was fixed at
1 in 30, and the sharpest curve at eight chains radius. It
present line, tho cost of which, it is stated, will not exceed
LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY. TUESDAY. (Article), The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), Wednesday 13 June 1860 page Article 2016-02-06 17:14 Mr. FARNELL asked the Secretary for Lands, " When
the road frota Pitt Water to Manly Beach will be pro«
olaia>e*a_d opened to tke Public ? "
ROAD TO MANLY BUAOH.
Ä «««"«»OH replied to the question. He sall
the plans sad papera necessary for the proolMuaHo« «ÄS
road were, now« before 'the Exaoatlve CouacU and i,_
probability the'road would be proclaimed tatbeGomï
MEUT Gazetïb In about seven or eight days. u,>T*.
! TARBAN CREEK ASYLUM.
Mr. FARNELL asked the Secretary for Lands, "When
the road from Pitt Water to Manly Beach will be pro-
claimed and opened to the Public ? "
ROAD TO MANLY BEACH.
Mr. ROBERTSON replied to the question. He said
the plans and papers necessary for the proclamation of the
road were now« before the Executive Council and in all
probability the road would be proclaimed in the GOVERN-
MENT GAZETTE in about seven or eight days.
TARBAN CREEK ASYLUM.

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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. names of enemy origin
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    The World War I push to remove German and Austrian names from the map, and its aftermath.

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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. 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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  45. steam power
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    Material relevant to some future social history of steam in Australia.

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  46. 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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  47. 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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  48. 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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  49. White Australia Policy
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    The White Australia Policy never existed, yet it was applied. This is a (probably) slow-growing list of unexpected aspects of matters relating to race and immigration.

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  50. 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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  51. 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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  52. 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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  53. wireless telegraphy
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    Early days of radio: an occasional list that may not grow much.

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  54. 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. I cleaned this up in late 2015, and will now stop, because researchers have enough leads to follow by looking for key words in my selections.

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