Wollongong local history

From 1982: the collective who designed this poster had association with some people I knew in the 1970s.



This is handy. My “Wollongong Decade” is in red. When my father lived in Illawarra and Shellharbour is in blue. The period in which we regularly visited family in Wollongong and Shellharbour is in purple.

Table of dates and events

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Australian photo blogs

Rather than another Australia Day post as such — see yesterday for that — I thought I’d share my fellow City Daily Photo Aussie bloggers with you. Enjoy. There are some great images there.

Here’s just one, from Sydney Meanderings by Ann.

Straya Day

I came from the dream-time, from the dusty red soil plains
I am the ancient heart, the keeper of the flame.
I stood upon the rocky shore, I watched the tall ships come.
For forty thousand years I’ve been the first Australian.
We are one, but we are many
And from all the lands on earth we come
We share a dream and sing with one voice:
I am, you are, we are Australian
I came upon the prison ship, bowed down by iron chains.
I cleared the land, endured the lash and waited for the rains.
I’m a settler, I’m a farmer’s wife on a dry and barren run
A convict then a free man, I became Australian…