Sunday, February 26, 2012

Street view: Julia and Kevin

Julia Gillard and Kevin Rudd - Clevland St, Sydney 26 February 2012

Eisenhower quote 1953

'Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the cloud of threatening war, it is humanity hanging from a cross of iron.'

Dwight D. Eisenhower, From a speech before the American Society of Newspaper Editors, April 16, 1953

Monday, February 13, 2012

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Sydney Harbour

Sam Hood: Harbour Bridge 1 October 1930 

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Charles Dickens Bicentenary

The evening arrived; the boys took their places. The master, in his cook's uniform, stationed himself at the copper; his pauper assistants ranged themselves behind him; the gruel was served out; and a long grace was said over the short commons. The gruel disappeared; the boys whispered each other, and winked at Oliver; while his next neighbours nudged him. Child as he was, he was desperate with hunger, and reckless with misery. He rose from the table; and advancing to the master, basin and spoon in hand, said: somewhat alarmed at his own temerity:

'Please, sir, I want some more.'

The master was a fat, healthy man; but he turned very pale. He gazed in stupified astonishment on the small rebel for some seconds, and then clung for support to the copper. The assistants were paralysed with wonder; the boys with fear.

'What!' said the master at length, in a faint voice.

'Please, sir,' replied Oliver, 'I want some more.'

The master aimed a blow at Oliver's head with the ladle; pinioned him in his arm; and shrieked aloud for the beadle.

The board were sitting in solemn conclave, when Mr. Bumble rushed into the room in great excitement, and addressing the gentleman in the high chair, said,

'Mr. Limbkins, I beg your pardon, sir! Oliver Twist has asked for more!'

There was a general start. Horror was depicted on every countenance.

'For MORE!' said Mr. Limbkins. 'Compose yourself, Bumble, and answer me distinctly. Do I understand that he asked for more, after he had eaten the supper allotted by the dietary?'

'He did, sir,' replied Bumble.

'That boy will be hung,' said the gentleman in the white waistcoat. 'I know that boy will be hung.'

Nobody controverted the prophetic gentleman's opinion. An animated discussion took place. Oliver was ordered into instant confinement; and a bill was next morning pasted on the outside of the gate, offering a reward of five pounds to anybody who would take Oliver Twist off the hands of the parish. In other words, five pounds and Oliver Twist were offered to any man or woman who wanted an apprentice to any trade, business, or calling.

Sunday, February 05, 2012

Lorne: Kabbindi Exhibition

Yam people –ochre & acrylic on paper [ Kabbindi website ]

Solo Exhibition,  February 5th  2012
Qdos Gallery Lorne Victoria. 

Saturday, February 04, 2012



Presented by the Board of Studies NSW & Department of Education & Communities

OnSTAGE is a presentation and exhibition of group and individual performances and projects by Higher School Certificate Drama students.

OnSTAGE Performances
Two programs featuring outstanding Drama performances from the 2011 HSC. Each program will feature four different individual performances and four different group devised works. One group devised piece will feature in both programs. A discounted preview performance will be held on Saturday 4 February 2012

See also Thuso Lekwape