Tuesday, 21 February 2017

News of the day back then - Happy Birthday Dad

Happy Birthday Dad

What was news on the day you were born

SUMMARY OF TO-DAY'S NEWS - The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954)
 from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article205970053

You and your Dad
Me and my Dad


Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), 


Peace Moves in Spain
Diplomatic Circles in Paris are optimistic regarding the prospects of a cessation of the civil war in Spain as the result of a second interview between M Berard, a former Federal Minister, and the Nationalist Foreign
Minister. (Page 11.) 
Britain's Pledge to France. 
Following Mr. Chamberlain's recent pledge to France, some members of the House of Commons suggest that the only means of implementing the promise is to be prepared to send an expeditionary force to the Continent at a moment's notice. (Page 11.) 
Crisis in Syria.  
The Syrian government has resigned, declaring that it will no longer recognise the French mandate and demanding the control of the customs and defence. (Page 11.) 
Missing in Central Australia. 
A party, which includes a woman and a baby, has been missing for nine days in Central Australia. (Page 11.) . 
Transport Act Revision. 
Several suggestions for improving the operation of the Transport Act. will be made by the Commercial Motor Users-Association when the Minister of Transport reviews the regulations. (Page 10.) 
Road Plan Abandoned. 
Because it has been unable to obtain a guarantee that the land will not be .required for future railway extensions, the City Council has abandoned a plan to construct a new road to link Queens and Spencer street bridges. (Page 10.) 
Exhibition Oval Lease. 
In an action commenced before Mr. Justice Martin yesterday, Mr. Barry, M.L.A., is contesting the legality of the action of the Exhibition trustees in leasing the sports oval to Jacob Campbell. (Page 7.) 
Record Enlistments. 
Last week a record number of 3500 enlistments was made to the militia forces. Only 8741 recruits are now required to reach the objective of 70,000. (Page 12.)
Air Court Proposal. 
Federal Cabinet is expected next month to institute an air court, presided over by a magistrate in each State. (Page 10.) 
Radio Profits Fall
Reaction after completion of Test cricket broadcasts is one of the main influences blamed by B.R. (Radio) Ltd. for the decline in profits, causing directors to decide no preference or ordinary interim dividend for the half year; should be declared. (Page 9.)  
Control of Public Works. 
Efforts to coordinate control of State public works on a national basis are likely to be made soon by the Federal Cabinet. (Page 10.) 
Work For Youth
Youths receiving training under the Commonwealth and State scheme are being drafted into industry. 
A review of the position was given by the Minister yesterday. (Page 12.)
Threat to Insurance 
Destructive moves for the indefinite postponement of the national insurance scheme will be made at a meeting of the joint Ministerial parties on March 1. The meeting, which it is considered will have a distinct effect on the reputation of the Government, is being awaited with intense interest. (Page 11.) 
Cool Stores Razed. 
£25,000 damage was caused when fire destroyed the Blackburn Cool Stores early yesterday morning. (Page 7.) 
Royal Commissioner's Complaint. 
Judge Stretton complained at Colac that mill owners were ignoring the Royal Commission on Bush Fires and that to get their evidence he might subpoena them to attend in Melbourne. (Page 12.) 
Timber Salvage
A huge dam may be constructed by the Government at Noojee to submerge and preserve logs from the devastated bushfire areas. (Page 15.) 
Murder Trial Evidence. 
The Crown case at the trial of George Green, chimney sweep, of Heidelberg, who is charged with the murder of two women, was outlined in the Criminal Court yesterday. (Page 7.) 
Rich Maffra Areas. 
The Minister of Water Supply admitted yesterday that areas at Maffra were suitable for irrigation, but stated that any extension meant an application to the Loan Council. (Page 15.) 
Ajax Out of Newmarket. 
Ajax was scratched yesterday morning for the Newmarket Handicap. (Page 5.) 
Holding the Ball Rule. 
The move supported by the Victorian League to have the holding the ball rule altered has failed. (Page 6.)

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Getting to know me

What a great idea for a meme.

Recently a few Genimates have shared this meme which originated on Facebook where there is a wonderful and very supportive community of Geneabloggers.  

I would feel very alone in my hobby without them.

And as my blog is being preserved by the National Library of Australia through Pandora my responses should be available for some years to come if any family are ever interested.

1. Who are you named after? - Both my Dad and Mum.  Dad is Kerry, Mum, Joan.

2. Last time you cried? - Yesterday, I was feeling rather fragile.

3. Do you like your handwriting? - I did once but so much typing now has really made my handwriting suffer.  Or is that just an age thing?

4. What is your favourite lunch meat? - Chicken (real, not processed)

5. Do you still have your tonsils? - Yes

6. Would you bungee jump? - NO WAY

7. What is your favourite kind of cereal? - Porridge

8. Do you untie your shoes when you take them off? - Nope

9. Do you think you are strong? - Not really

10. Favourite ice cream? - Vanilla

11. What is the first thing you notice about a person? - general appearance.

12. Football or baseball? - Tennis

13. What colour pants are you wearing? - Black.

14. Last thing you ate? - Leftovers

15. What are you listening to? - Birds.

16. If you were a crayon, what colour would you be? - Purple

17. What is your favourite smell? - Roses 

18. Who was the last person you spoke to on the phone? - Insurance rep (no disaster, just a renewal)

19. Married? - Yes for 37 years, 2 months and 28 days nearly to the hour

20. Hair colour? - Grey now but disguised auburn.

21. Eye colour? Brown

22. Favourite food to eat? - Anything someone else cooks.

23. Scary movies or happy endings? - Happy endings.

24. Last movie you watched? - Obviously something not worth remembering.  

25. What colour shirt are you wearing? - Blue

26. Favourite holiday? - Visiting family both here in Australia and in New Zealand

27. Beer or Wine? - definitely wine.

28. Night owl or morning person? - Night.  Although recently I uploaded my genealogy FTDNA raw data to DNA Land and their result came up as most likely a morning person.  Not sure how they come to that conclusion.

29. Favourite day of the week? - Any day that I can pursue my genealogy  obsession  hobby.

If you'd like to join in - Just copy my post, paste it on your page, and then put your own answers! It's a fun way to learn more about friends near and far.

Suburban publican fined

Margaret Morgan, nee O'Meara, licensee of the Cross Keys Hotel, North Essendon was found guilty.

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