N.B. The OUT OF MY MIND Category entries are Historical FICTION ( except for the Newspaper Article).
SKELETON FOUND. (1911, January 17). The Sydney Morning Herald .
BELLINGEN. Monday. The skull and other portions of a human skeleton were found at North Beach on Friday. The police have investigated the matter, and are inclined to believe that they were those of an aboriginal. They appeared to have lain here for many years. The jaw bones carried a set of perfect teeth
An Inkwell of 19th century Australia
Carefully putting the historic telescope to her eye , a 21st Century Descendant of the Ancient Land, of Convicts and Emigrants focuses her attention on the Electronically Emergent Shades of 19th Century in the Colony of NSW.
She sees Murder, Mystery and Mayhem. Drunkenness and Flood 25 feet deep. In the Gutters lie lasses and lads in Gross Indecencies and wee servant girls run into the streets with skirts ablaze.
A twist of the scope and a ship is in sight, two storeyed and filled with fever and fiends. And up on the Macleay are mud holes into which two men could fall one on top of the other. Many a tale to be told. Lost Tribes and men greedy for Gold.
THE WELL IS DEEP.
EXTRAPOLATIONS FROM THE TROVE
Letters in Sand has been asleep for a year or so. I started Letters in Sand with my mind on the Writers of the 19th Century. As from today, its form is changing a little to Extrapolations from THE TROVE and is extending into the 20th Century. I have found many tidbits in THE TROVE, newspaper articles and ads and oddments.
The WORDPRESS POST A WEEK Challenge had me thinking of ways to motivate myself to Blog. Here is my plan.
Once a week ( or more ) take one tidbit of Australian Newspaper History as found in TROVE and extrapolate the full story from it.
PUTTING THE FLESH BACK ON THE SKELETONS.
19 January 2011