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THE COUNTRY. DAMAGE IN THE SOUTH-EAST. EFFECT AT MOUNT GAMBLER. VOLCANINC ERUPTION FEARED. BEACHPORT DEVASTATED. A CHILD INJURED AT KINGSTON. THE EARTH OPENS. Mount Gambler, May 10, 2.40 p.m. (Article), The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1889 - 1931), Tuesday 11 May 1897 page Article 2015-03-03 15:29 A severe shook of earthquake was felt here
shaken down and there are other damages of a,
shock which was not felt far out of town lasted for about 40 seconds. Naracoorte, May 10. A severe earthquake shock occurred here at 2.25 this afternoon, and a large amount of dam- age was done. Nearly every chimney and stone building in the town suffered. In some cases stone houses were badly cracked. Crockery, pictures, ornaments, and other articles were broken in nearly every house. In Atiwell's store and Fullarton and Blackwell's shop a large quantity of glassware, crockery, china, and other things were broken. Chim-neys were cracked to pieces in many instances. Most residents left their houses in a terrified
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A severe shock of earthquake was felt here
shaken down and there are other damages of a
shock which was not felt far out of town lasted for about 40 seconds. Naracoorte, May 10. A severe earthquake shock occurred here at 2.25 this afternoon, and a large amount of dam- age was done. Nearly every chimney and stone building in the town suffered. In some cases stone houses were badly cracked. Crockery, pictures, ornaments, and other articles were broken in nearly every house. In Attiwell's store and Fullarton and Blackwell's shop a large quantity of glassware, crockery, china, and other things were broken. Chim-neys were cracked to pieces in many instances. Most residents left their houses in a terrified
Many residents were quite alarmed, and some left their houses for fear they would collapse. It is the most severe shock ever known in the town. No damage was done.
Crystal Brook, May 10. A sharp earthquake shock was felt here today. The tremor, which lasted fully 60 seconds, was not accompanied by noise, but was much more severe than the shock felt here about a fortnight ago. In some cases plaster fell from the ceilings, and tables and chairs rocked to and fro, causing people to feel symptoms similar to sea-sickness.
Balaklava, May 10.
A severe shock of earthquake passed across the town at about 2.25 this afternoon and it was noticed by a large number of people. The walls of houses were seen to shake. Windows rattled and several clocks were stopped. The ground seemed to rock in the direction of south-west to north-east. A change of weather
seems impending.
Quite a severe shock of earthquake was experienced here this afternoon at 2.30, lasting about 15 seconds. The earth seemed to sway to and fro, causing crockery and glassware to dance and jingle,
100 HOUSES LOST AT WARRANDYTE HALF TOWNSHIP RAZED RESIDENTS FLEE TO RIVER (Article), The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Saturday 14 January 1939 page Article 2015-03-03 14:59 crashed into something-a horse-drawn
heard a horse whinny in panic-but the
ing Both the school, and the hall, and
crashed into something—a horse-drawn
heard a horse whinny in panic—but the
ing. Both the school, and the hall, and
DEARTH OF WATER. (Article), The Australian (Sydney, NSW : 1824 - 1848), Tuesday 3 March 1829 page Article 2015-03-03 14:19 the Tanks, where a considerable scarcity ot the
the Tanks, where a considerable scarcity of the
WORST DROUGHT IN HISTORY. (Article), The Braidwood Dispatch and Mining Journal (NSW : 1888 - 1954), Friday 30 August 1946 page Article 2015-03-03 14:09 While light rain has fallen In sou
north and west has not had any re
While light rain has fallen in sou-
north and west has not had any re-
THE LATE BUSH FIRES (Article), The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Monday 10 February 1851 page Article 2015-03-02 23:10 says- "Very great alarm was excited on Wed
around Belfast, and had not the wind prove
Mr. Robinson's farm, house, out-houses, agri
utterly destroyed: he is a sufferer to the ex
tent of £1100 at least. Mr Costigan has suf
fered severely, and Mr McCarthy has been sub
Mrs Wilson, and others, but we are not in pos
ssession of the details. A gentleman just arrived
says- "Very great alarm was excited on Wed-
around Belfast, and had not the wind provi-
Mr. Robinson's farm, house, out-houses, agri-
utterly destroyed: he is a sufferer to the ex-
tent of £1100 at least. Mr Costigan has suf-
fered severely, and Mr McCarthy has been sub-
Mrs Wilson, and others, but we are not in pos-
session of the details. A gentleman just arrived
THE LATE BUSH FIRES (Article), The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Monday 10 February 1851 page Article 2015-03-02 22:47 the extensive and destructive bush fires that pre
noticing any but those that were well authenti
occasional brilliant bursts of light that were per
imagine that it had been some one of the nume
youngest child's life was preserved by his carry
who escaped with much exertion and perserver
him destroyed, except a spring cart, and nar
lowly escaped with his life. Mr. Gardner's loss
with little scathe, and can accommodate Fee
I write only what I have seen. I might men
burned to death - birds were dropping down off
the trees before the fire in all directions - oppos
amount of damage has been done. We men
clothing, except what was in actual use ; library
Creek, has had a flock of sheep completely de
the extensive and destructive bush fires that pre-
noticing any but those that were well authenti-
occasional brilliant bursts of light that were per-
imagine that it had been some one of the nume-
youngest child's life was preserved by his carry-
who escaped with much exertion and perserver-
him destroyed, except a spring cart, and nar -
rowly escaped with his life. Mr. Gardner's loss
with little scathe, and can accommodate Fee -
I write only what I have seen. I might men-
burned to death — birds were dropping down off
the trees before the fire in all directions - oppos-
amount of damage has been done. We men-
clothing, except what was in actual use; library
Creek, has had a flock of sheep completely de-
NEWS OF THE DAY. (Article), The Daily News (Perth, WA : 1882 - 1950), Thursday 17 January 1889 page Article 2015-03-02 22:36 Our correspondent at Cossack telegraph
belief that a willy-willy (cyclone) was ap
the local manager of the Adelaide Steam
Pincoinbe, of the s.s. Otway, dated from
Our correspondent at Cossack telegraph-
belief that a willy-willy (cyclone) was ap-
the local manager of the Adelaide Steam-
Pincombe, of the s.s. Otway, dated from
The Morning Bulletin, ROCKHAMPTON. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1887. THE EUROPEAN CRISIS. (Article), Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Qld. : 1878 - 1954), Wednesday 9 February 1887 page Article 2015-03-02 22:34 tained the following paragraph :-" À ridicu-
thing is certain-that the Rockhampton people
There bas been no more cyclone there than |
there bas been here."
tained the following paragraph :-"A ridicu-
thing is certain—that the Rockhampton people
There has been no more cyclone there than
there has been here."
OCCASIONAL NOTES. (Article), The West Australian (Perth, WA : 1879 - 1954), Friday 19 January 1883 page Article 2015-03-02 22:31 BY schooner Eloieerdale there is news from
Cossack to the 20th Deer. Although there was
fallen np to that date, but heavy rains are re-
news from the pearling fleet to the 8th Deer, was
Boebuck Bay expecting a cyclone, the barome-
BY schooner Flowerdale there is news from
Cossack to the 20th Decr. Although there was
fallen up to that date, but heavy rains are re-
news from the pearling fleet to the 8th Decr, was
Roebuck Bay expecting a cyclone, the barome-
THE FLOODS AT IPSWICH. (From the Queensland Times.) (Article), The Courier (Brisbane, Qld. : 1861 - 1864), Friday 25 March 1864 page Article 2015-03-02 22:21 than that of 1811. The damage occasioned
than that of 1841. The damage occasioned

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  1. 00-The Big Book of Australian History
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    These links relate to a book to be released on October 1, 2013. This is a list of lists, and some of those lists may themselves be lists of list of lists. Where necessary, there is duplication, but this is a place to fossick and enrich your mind. This work is close to completed in September, 2013, though I don't imagine it will ever be completely finished, even after the book is released.

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  19. 18-Famous Australians
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  20. 19-Disasters
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    Chapter 19 sources for a volume with the working title 'Big History Book'. The chapter numbers changed a bit during editing, but I have left the names of the last few lists as they were.

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  21. A capital site
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    The search for a site for the new capital of the Commonwealth

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  22. Australia First conspiracy trial
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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 only, which seem to have high historical value. In the first instance, I am using just one publication, because a quick scan revealed that it had a fairly wide coverage. I plan to add more references later.

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

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  31. gold books
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  32. 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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  33. gold relief schemes
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    Schemes to send unemployed men out in the Great Depression to find gold.

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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. steam power
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    Material relevant to some future social history of steam in Australia.

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  44. 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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  45. 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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  46. 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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  47. 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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  48. 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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  49. 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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  50. wireless telegraphy
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    Early days of radio: an occasional list that may not grow much.

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  51. 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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