Wednesday, April 23, 2014

It is sad and difficult to celebrate at this 'shrine' to the beginning of our occupation of Australia.  The consequences for the Aborigines are truly terrible.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Closer to the place of the first European footprints.  Present day Kurnell.  At the foot of the monument.

Monday, April 21, 2014

This is where Captain Cook came ashore at Botany Bay during his voyage of discovery in the seventeen hundreds.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Up front in Brisbane.
Sydney had the colonial Rum Corp.  Today its the Wine Corp.  Corruption is a constant feature.

It is unbelievable that certain characters stand for election and that electors vote indiscrimminately for those who have absolutely nothing to offer apart from their own personal wheeling and dealing, rip offs and making more money to add to their existing fat bank balances. The electors are blind.
You find these MPs relaxing on the seats of parliament, hand out for a good salary, eager to get away to do the real business undertakings with the big end of town and with no passion for the welfare of the state and its people.
At the same time those MPs that are eager, innovative and hard working cop a lot of criticism.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Post-cyclone. Nature lurks in the streets of Townsville Queensland.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Massive sweet potato with purple 'flesh' from the new community garden growing near shopping centre Wallsend.  This variety claims more benefits for us than the other varieties with yellow or white interior. Flavour was good,'s different.