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Post by bayman on Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:14 pm

Scrappy wrote:19/3/1932 Sydney Harbour Bridge opened
19/3/1960 Highland Games at Adelaide Oval

I didn't witness either
Perhaps RedandBlack did

going on memory from school there was a name called ''De Root'' or similar does anyone know what was his/her claim on the Sydney Harbour Bridge ? just guessing perhaps he/she was the person who broke through & cut the ribbon before the person who was supposed to do it
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Post by Scrappy on Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:09 am

30/4/1945
Third time lucky
Eva Braun, after two previous unsuccessful suicide attempts, committed suicide
She was married the day before
It ends up being a fast and fuhrerious marriage
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Post by Scrappy on Mon Jan 19, 2015 4:46 am

19/1/1976
Happy John Nash Day

I just cant get to sleep
Maybe he got the years wrong ?
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Post by Scrappy on Mon Jan 26, 2015 10:46 am

Arguably the darkest day in Adelaides history
1966
Jane , Anna and Grant Beaumont, 3 young kids went out and never returned
49 years on and still no finality

Ive felt sick ever since
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Post by bayman on Mon Jan 26, 2015 12:12 pm

Scrappy wrote:Arguably the darkest day in Adelaides history
1966
Jane , Anna and Grant Beaumont, 3 young kids went out and never returned
49 years on and still no finality

Ive felt sick ever since


a parents biggest fear................i watched a doco on the crime station about this & the Wanda Beach case & from memory there is a theory it was committed by the same mongrel & even on his deathbed the said mongrel would not confirm or deny these allegations one way or another, i remember the name but perhaps it's best not to post it, the said mongrel was convicted for other kidnappings & so forth
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Post by mickyj on Mon Jan 26, 2015 4:06 pm

bayman wrote:
Scrappy wrote:Arguably the darkest day in Adelaides history
1966
Jane , Anna and Grant Beaumont, 3 young kids went out and never returned
49 years on and still no finality

Ive felt sick ever since


a parents biggest fear................i watched a doco on the crime station about this & the Wanda Beach case & from memory there is a theory it was committed by the same mongrel & even on his deathbed the said mongrel would not confirm or deny these allegations one way or another, i remember the name but perhaps it's best not to post it, the said mongrel was convicted for other kidnappings & so forth

Wasnt there a footage of them dredging and walking the patowalunga and supposedly in the back ground bevan spencer von hienem was in the crowd watching
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Post by bayman on Mon Jan 26, 2015 4:21 pm

possibly Mick, i don't know but he isn't the name i knew from the doco, the name i knew had the initials P.S.
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Post by mickyj on Mon Jan 26, 2015 4:39 pm

bayman wrote:possibly Mick, i don't know but he isn't the name i knew from the doco, the name i knew had the initials P.S.

What did they say on that TV Add for Dexter Adelaide the home of serial killers . Sorry im being disrespectful

An i have no idea Bayman sorry
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Post by testy on Mon Jan 26, 2015 5:39 pm


The person who refused on his deathbed to confirm or not that he was the murderer of the 2 girls from Wanda beach was Derek Percy, a despicable character who died of cancer.

I think it was confirmed he was at the beach that day but no other evidence was found.
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Post by bayman on Mon Jan 26, 2015 5:56 pm

testy wrote:
The person who refused on his deathbed to confirm or not that he was the murderer of the 2 girls from Wanda beach was Derek Percy, a despicable character who died of cancer.

I think it was confirmed he was at the beach that day but no other evidence was found.


that is his name, i just didn't think whether it was appropriate or not to post his name
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Re: On this day in history...

Post by Lee on Mon Feb 09, 2015 9:17 am

Tony Abbott survives by 61 votes to 39.
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Post by Booney on Mon Feb 09, 2015 9:35 am

Wins this battle, but he'll lose the war.

This would be enough for Turnbull to turn up the heat and make a serious "challenge" not just watch as a spill occured/failed.

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Post by Gingernuts on Mon Feb 09, 2015 10:32 am

Whatever happened to running the country and making it a better place for its citizens?

Now it's all just about getting re-elected. A media driven popularity contest which has turned the serious business of running a country into a very expensive reality tv show - and not even a very entertaining one at that.
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Post by Booney on Mon Feb 09, 2015 11:20 am

Gingernuts wrote:Whatever happened to running the country and making it a better place for its citizens?

Now it's all just about getting re-elected. A media driven popularity contest which has turned the serious business of running a country into a very expensive reality tv show - and not even a very entertaining one at that.

Hear hear.

It's become laughable, without being funny, tragic without being sad and while I once thought our nations future was in the hands of the best people for the job I no longer believe so. Worse still, I believe the modern "career politician" now means we are destined to have these vanilla copy cats breed uncontrolled and fill our "seats" for ever more.

If I could be more cynical, I would.
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Post by Chambo Off To Work We Go on Mon Feb 09, 2015 11:56 am

I query whether this is to be the norm from now on - Labor or Liberal.
Leader making too many gaffs (media / captain's calls etc) and the party doesn't like it and set about replacing him.

Abbott seems to be following the same script as Rudd.

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Post by Gingernuts on Mon Feb 09, 2015 12:34 pm

He was fantastic in the role of vicious opposition leader, but was never cut out to be PM.
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Re: On this day in history...

Post by UncleHuey on Mon Feb 09, 2015 1:27 pm

We have a bunch of self interested hypocrites in Canberra.

The Libs made hay on "broken promises" then proceed to break their own promises.
The ALP now vote against spending cuts that were part of their election platform.
The Greens want to impose taxes on polluters, yet oppose an increase in fuel excise on petrol, which is one of our biggest polluters and which was also one of their past policies.
The Senate is controlled by loops with one issue to push and who get less then 0.5% of the vote.

Instead of trying to find common ground for the common good, we have 3 parties that are just intent on opposing everything the others suggest. Its become a farce.
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Re: On this day in history...

Post by bayman on Sat Feb 14, 2015 5:04 pm

no it isn't love, 86 years ago this event occurred................

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Valentine%27s_Day_Massacre
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Post by Scrappy on Tue Jun 30, 2015 5:50 pm

William Oughtred died on this day
He invented the slide rule
That contraption I used in high school
Used but never fully understood

Had William Oughtred been alive today he would be 441 years old
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Re: On this day in history...

Post by UncleHuey on Wed Jul 01, 2015 12:49 pm

Scrappy wrote:William Oughtred died on this day
He invented the slide rule
That contraption I used in high school
Used but never fully understood

Had William Oughtred been alive today he would be 441 years old
Which is probably how long it would take me to work out how to use it.
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Post by Scrappy on Wed Jul 01, 2015 6:58 pm

July 1st is Victoria Day
On this day in 1851 there was the separation of Victoria from New South Wales
That makes Victoria 164 years old today, a calculation I made with out the use of a slide rule
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Post by The Emperor on Wed Jul 01, 2015 7:25 pm

happy birthday Victoria

the nation should have a public holiday to celebrate the day
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Post by bayman on Wed Jul 01, 2015 9:24 pm

The Emperor wrote:happy birthday Victoria

the nation should have a public holiday to celebrate the day


any excuse for a public holiday then Laughing Laughing Laughing

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Re: On this day in history...

Post by Scrappy on Tue Jul 14, 2015 8:28 pm

14/7/1770

James Cook and his crew almost sank when The Endeavour had a mishap at  the Great Barrier Reef
That was 10/6/1770
The Endeavour had to be repaired on land

The following month
On 14/7/1770 one of the crew shot an animal
That animal was an unknown to these Poms
It was examined
The skin of the animal sent back to England

Joeseph Banks recorded the name of this animal as a kangaru or kanguroo

Yep 14/7/1770 was the first time the Poms had seen a kangaroo
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Re: On this day in history...

Post by bayman on Tue Jul 14, 2015 11:01 pm

Scrappy wrote:



Yep 14/7/1770 was the first time the Poms had seen a kangaroo


200 years later i saw my first kangaroo at the zoo, although i had seen skippy on the tv before then
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