Feedback and Requests.

Leave a comment here if you have something you want to share or a subject you would like me to write or look for an articleΒ about. Thanks!

34 comments on “Feedback and Requests.

  1. Google these three web sites for Sir Henry’s history., Im new to creating a web site and some of the site may have fragmented but you will find a treasure trove of illustrated information about him.

    1. Sir Henry Browne Hayes The story of the first St Patrick’s day ceremony in the colony and the encircling of Irish peat around the house was probably his way of defying Governor King about about holding a Freemason ceremony.

    2St Patrick’s Day at Vaucluse follows the original story written by John Lang and published in London in 1890.. There is also a section about the Cadigal s who lived there for probably between 2000 to 20 000 years and left their incised petroglyphs at the rear of Vaucluse House.

    2 Vernon Mount in Cork .

    Google Rolf Grunseit Cork City Library for some of my background.

    Please feel free to use my materials as long as you credit me for the information.

    Best Wishes and Go for it!


    • Thanks for the nomination πŸ™‚ I have put all the details over on my Stuff About Me page, and thanks to you I have now started a Blogosphere page where I can share the blogs I like the most. Thanks again!

  2. The link worked fine, the article was extremely interesting. Lightoller’s wife was Australian (NSW), I wonder if she was anywhere nearby when he played his prank. Thanks for the link!

    • You’re welcome. Perhaps she was nearby, trying to impress a woman is often the reason men do silly thigs, isn’t it! πŸ˜€

    • Thank you for letting me know, and thank you Candy!

      I have been sadly neglectful of awards recently, I have a few others I really need to fulfil my obligations to. They are hard work when my spare time starts at 1am! πŸ˜‰
      It is lucky the kids are on school holiday now, that means I am too. I’ll have time to catch up on them!

      What I do with the world? Hmmm…I have often thought of this and now I have the task of whittling my evil plans down to one single idea. A tough one!

      • I know, awards are a mixed blessing but well worth the effort because of the new people you get to meet. Besides, how often can you indulge a bit of megalomania with impunity?

        Enjoy πŸ˜€

  3. Fascinating blog! I love history too and also old documents, churchyards etc. Have traced my own family history and did have some relatives go to Australia circa 1920-1930. Let me know if I can help with stuff from the UK.

    • Thanks for commenting! I’m glad you are enjoying it. Old documents are incredibly fascinating aren’t they? Especially when you can connect it to your own family, even if it is by the slenderest thread… πŸ™‚

  4. Metan!!!! I just had an amazing thought, well a series of thoughts actually. I started out by thinking you were a writer without a novel [yet] and then I started thinking about what sort of novel an historian would write and suddenly it hit me! You should write the Alternate History of Oz. The real history, so to speak is so… boring but in your articles and posts you’ve made a whole era come alive and it’s not the sanitized era we all know and dislike from school days.

    How about it? I know you don’t have the time but this would be a long term project anyway. You could chip away at it bit by bit. It’s just… this material and your unique perspective is too good to waste!

    Ok, I’ll go back in my box now. Blame it on a rush of caffeine first thing in the morning πŸ˜€

    • Crikey! Did you have a triple shot Espresso for breakfast?!! πŸ˜‰

      The Alternate history of Australia could be a very interesting thing πŸ˜€ I have often thought that the history we are taught in schools is so boring that it is no wonder kids generally aren’t interested. If we had an alternate/silly version it would be far more entertaining! The history of the people is very different from the history of the politics or government which is the thing we mainly read about.
      Thanks for the suggestion!

  5. Hi!
    I live in Melbourne, and I too have redback spiders in my worm farms (I have two). It makes feeding the worms a bit nerve-wracking… I have tried several times to get rid of them by increasing the moisture of the farms, spraying with insect repellant (I’m not sure how the worms coped with this) and a thorough clean of the farms, but they quickly come back. Any suggestions for eradicating them? Or are they endemic to my garden and I’m going to have to learn to live with them? My garden is otherwise organic and insects are welcome, but I’m finding redbacks challenging to cope with!


  6. Ok, favour time. IF you have the time, and inclination… would you be an Innerscape beta reader for me? The complete story comes to about 132,000 words which is like about 5 novellas. I know it’s long but… if you can I’d be rapt. πŸ™‚

  7. Just finished reading “Hell West and Crooked” by Tom Cole, found it a brilliant book and hard to put down. Not only was he an adventurous spirit, but a humourous one and also a fine writer. If you want my copy, give me your postal address and I’ll send it on.

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