Update on this post of 3 February 2017 “May God have mercy on your soul” A criminal courtroom in the late 19th century. Um, still working on the mock trial dialogue. Legal fashion in Australia, especially the ‘powdered’ wig bit, was always a topic of curiousity when talking to my American attorney friends. They couldn’t… Read More ~ “may God have mercy on your soul” a criminal courtroom in late 19th century Australia (2) ~
Watching Prince Harry and his Meghan these last few days I thought about his grandmother, the Queen. I thought about the Queen’s father, King George VI and her grandfather King George V. I thought of Britain, the British Empire, the Mother Country and the admiration and devotion we, as young Australians, showed for… Read More In 1921 an Australian school girl waxed poetic about the British Empire “the empire on which the sun never sets”
An old, old French flag of gargantuan proportions me thinks. Came in via my Twitter feed and just had to share it. Read more about this 18th century tennis court sized French flag. “The ensign, captured from the French warship Le Genereux on February 18, 1800, was gifted to the city of Norwich in eastern… Read More Gargantua’s Ol’ French Flag?
The old horse drawn cart rests someway down in front of the house near the dam (pond). The wine barrels on top, all hogshead size or larger, are empty and no longer useable for wine storage. The cart is long and high. The bicycle leaning on the rear wheel gives you some… Read More Hauling Wine Barrels on Horse Drawn Carts – Barossa Valley