Friday, November 29, 2019


I was born on the 29th of November, 1939.

                                         Enough said.     

Friday, November 22, 2019

Pilot Peter Bieseman and co-pilot Kevin Lock in a Japanese Zero.  Rabaul, Papua New Guinea 1961.

Tried everything,  but couldn't get airborne.   Click pic to enlarge.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

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This book of Cook’s Voyages was printed in 1790.  It was in a lovely colonial house we bought in 1975 whilst on leave in Western Australia from teaching in Papua New Guinea.  I confess I have not read the whole book of 406 pages  and it is the only time I have seen the spelling showing s letters as f letters.  Interesting.
A couple of pages for you to practice your Fs an Ss.

Monday, November 11, 2019

Doctors' Strike

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Saturday, November 9, 2019

Friday, November 1, 2019

Rigby and Ward on the price rise.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Necessity is the mother of invention.

Can you guess what I am doing here?

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Sunday, March 10, 2019

A wedding

Indian neighbours are having a wedding ceremony today. Guests and the wedding party are to be escorted by four Ford Mustangs; or so it would seem.

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Friday, February 22, 2019

Wartime wreckage, Rabaul.

Pic of a Japanese (?) landing barge in Rabaul Harbour Papua New Guinea.   Note the radial engines.  Taken by me in 1961.

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Saturday, February 2, 2019

BMW Writeoff

This Australia Day weekend my brother Graham and his partner Carole drove to Albany on the south coast of W.A. They had a great time revisiting, as I call it, Roundabout City. No traffic lights in Albany, just dozens of roundabouts. It seems to work well.
Returning to Perth on the Sunday they had a road accident and Graham's car looks like a writeoff. Three trucks were waiting at an intersection and bro parked behind a truck with a caravan attached to it. He parked at least a car's length behind the caravan when a large ute ploughed into the rear of Graham's Beamer canoning it into the caravan. They were taken by ambulance to Narrogin Hospital and Carole had four broken ribs and a small tear to the base of her liver. I drove to Narrogin to collect Graham and we drove to Wagin where his car was in a yard. Not a pretty look, so we transferred all their gear to my car; drove back, collecting Carole from the hospital and driving the 193 Kilometres back to Perth.
They were definitely lucky to get out without some serious injuries.
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