I may trail off into more waffle than usual.
Please excuse any typos.
Feel free to send me fresh pots of tea, all donations gratefully accepted.
And something from the Dunolly Bakery.
I'll be internet-less this coming week, so don't panic if there are no prattling updates and history stuff from Saturday onwards.
I will try to get to a computer but don't put it in your diary, drop bears and hoop snakes may prevent this from happening.
1980 - Built in 1859 the West End Brewery saw its very last delivery of beer from its Hindley Street property today before this, the last city brewery, was shifted to the Southwark premises of South Australian Brewery Company.
1970 - A bit of a mob, 121,696 (give or take the stray mascot) turned out to see the VFL Grand Final thrashed out between Carlton and Collingwood at the MCG with Carlton winning by 10 points.
1893 - Report of the board inquiring into the theft of the Victorian Parliamentary Mace was tabled in the Legislative Assembly.
The findings were never published.
*cue conspiracy theories*
1925 - The Negro World was a weekly newspaper established in 1918 and it often reported on the dire conditions of Australia's Indigenous people; on this day the newspaper published the article 'Killing off the Black Australians’.
The article explained that a great number of Aboriginal people were confined to
government reserves ‘and were being rapidly aided by so-called civilised man to join
the extinct types’.
"It is hardly believable that the white rulers of Australia, who have taken the country
by force from the blacks, as they took the North American continent from the Red
Men, have dealt with the black natives in a spirit of exterminating them root and
branch, and with no regard whatsoever for the humanities."