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Big Birds teaching

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger Recently we suffered the predictable campaign around the date of arrival of Captain Cook to Australia, officially the Australia Day, celebrating the Beginning of the End of Stone Age here -http://quadrant.org.au/magazine/2018/01-02/dadirri-imposture-anthony/. Activistas call … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 27th January, 1938 : Sydney was awash in a sea of colour yesterday as the focus of celebrations of Australia’s 150th anniversary, but not everyone was happy. Although a group of Aborigines staging a … Continue reading

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Australians of the Years Past

… from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger Prior to the Goodes affair, I had practically no knowledge of the Australian of the Year caper, beside being aware of its existence. I turned to Wikipedia, which on this subject is … Continue reading

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The problem

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger On the last Australia day Prime Minister Tony Abbott awarded Australia’s highest honour, Knight of the Order of Australia, to the 93-year-old Queen’s husband, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh. Naturally, according to … Continue reading

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Invasion

 …from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger I guess that when, on 26th January 1788, the so called “First Fleet” of British soldiers and convicts landed here, the southern Aborigine bands welcomed the opportunity for expansion of commerce, hitherto restricted … Continue reading

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That song

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger Created by the Scottish-born composer, Peter Dodds McCormick, the song was first performed in 1878, but did not became the Australian official anthem until 1984. Peter McCormick is long time dead, but Australian … Continue reading

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