In my recent posts on James “Duramboi” Davis, I have referred in passing to David Bracewell (sometimes called Bracefell or Bracefield), known as “Wandi” to the indigenous people of Eumundi. I think now is perhaps a good time to fill in the details. David Bracewell was born in Shadwell, London in 1805 and worked as […]
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Happy 73rd Birthday, President Donald Trump of the United States of America, 14 June 2019! Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson 3rd President of the United States In office March 4, 1801 – March 4, 1809 Vice President Aaron Burr (1801–1805) George Clinton (1805–1809) Preceded by John Adams Succeeded by James Madison 2nd Vice President of the United States In office March […]
At the De Young, writers were tasked to select a portrait, examine the work in detail and then write a monologue from the perspective of the figures in the work. Next, they selected eye-catching landscapes and imagined themselves immersed in that environment. Here is the result! PADMA I.LandscapeI’m at a mountain range in the middle […]
Red-throated Diver chick in Porkeri Mountains Adult in breeding plumage Conservation status Least Concern (IUCN 3.1) Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Aves Order: Gaviiformes Family: Gaviidae Genus: Gavia Species: G. stellata Binomial name Gavia stellata (Pontoppidan, 1763) Synonyms Colymbus stellatus Pontoppidan, 1763 Colymbus lumme Brünnich, 1764 Colymbus septentrionalis Linnaeus, 1766 Gavia lumme Forster, […]
Slinking away, still smirking over how rewardingly gullible the bejeweled wealthy girls in silky dresses had proven, Angie unexpectedly came across fresh, opulently inviting, prey. ************************ Angelique D. at play Angie D Circa 1915 Case study 113 subset b Early development: “Pickpocket” of worn Jewelry Sub title: What is it about rich girls that make […]
Mathews’ Bristol Street Directory 1871 Lamb Court, 3, Lamb Street, College Street Lamb Court, Temple Street Lamb Court, Redcliff Lamb Court, Jacobs Wells Lamb Street, College Street J . Perrott & Co. coach builders Henry Jones, boot maker Samuel Powell Sarah Powell James Marshall Charles Morse, brazier. ?. Stukes, carpenter (Lamb Street Lower) William Martin, […]
Mathews’ Bristol Street Directory 1871 Chancery Street, Barton Hill, St. Philip’s Evan Evans, boot and shoe maker William Dean, baker Mrs Elizabeth Burt, draper O. G. Williams, grocer William Spurlock, hay and corn dealer Chandos Place, All Saints Church to Buckingham Villas, Pembroke Road Chandos Terrace, Woolcott Park John Moss Chandler Mrs H. Franks Waring […]
It saw the birth of punk and the death of Chairman Mao, it was a time when Britain was at its financial peak, even though the country was bailed out by the International Monetary Fund. THE SIZZLER OF ’76 – one of the hottest summers on record 1976 Inflation continues to be a problem around […]
1970 – On April 12, more than 100,000 people line the banks of the River Avon to watch the ss Great Britain being towed home on the last leg of her journey from the Falkland Islands. Black Monday Do you remember “Black Monday?” the start of a week of power cuts due to a ban […]
Maybe it’s there. Maybe it’s not. But we had to go either way, just to say we did. Because it’s not very often that you get the chance to view the burial site of someone’s arm. So we followed a dirt road off the main highway down to Ellwood Manor near the Chancellorsville battlefield. We […]
And neither is the contest to define his legacy, as three recent books show.
Top ten wedding photographers Edward Olive View Big On Black its always hard to take a decent photo and especially hard not just to repeat yourself i have been getting less than a decent shot per roll since the summer. i am going to change cameras and style again. no more failing attemps at photojournalism […]
"Beautiful Dreamer" from He died in 1864 by Stephen Foster at the age of 37. This song became one of his most famous and popular songs. However, like Foster's approximately 200 other songs written in his short life, he did not receive the recognition or financial reward he deserved. Stephen Foster was the first great…
DATE VICTIM LOCATION DETAILS REFERENCE QUERIES 1802 Mr Mangé Possibly first white man killed in Tasmania. Surgeon of the Geographé. Unprovoked. 1805 Unnamed convict Speared while following a kangaroo. 1807 Mr Mundy Speared. The native had received gifts from him & feigned friendship. Spear between toes. 1810 George Getley Southern Tasmania 1810 William Russell […]
Count Ugolino was a leading and treacherous politician, who could only be trusted to betray others. He was left to die in prison of starvation.