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Urban exploration of the Australian Capital Territory.

Owner: davesact

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Latest Blog Posts for Dave's ACT

  • The last of the Wild Blacks
    on Aug 1, 2015
    This post amounts to what knowledge I have on a famous historical Aborigine from today’s Canberra region whose significance is largely unknown yet should be worthy of a monument. This man's name was Onyong.When I say knowledge I mean informatio...
  • Plea to the King to allow Aboriginal kids go to school
    on Jul 30, 2015
    One of the most powerful historical documents I've found originated from the aunty of a mate of mine. Written in 1926 it is an impassioned plea to the King of England to allow Aboriginal and half-caste children permission to attend the Batemans Bay P...
  • Frying Pan's Theology
    on Jul 14, 2015
    Frying Pan's TheologyScene: On Monaro.Dramatis Personae:Shock headed blackfellow,Boy (on a pony).Snowflakes are fallingSo gentle and slow,Youngster says, 'Frying Pan,What makes it snow?'Frying Pan confidentMakes the reply--'Skake 'im big flourbagUp i...
  • Last Post
    on May 9, 2015
    The time has finally come.. I started this blog as a curiosity in Social media 5 years ago. Unfortunately in the Authors opinion it has finally reached its use by date. I thought anyone who does, has or checks in with my posts deserved an explanation...
  • Honest History piece
    on May 5, 2015
    I was asked to write something for the excellent website Honest History. It's my thoughts on the forgotten wars of colonial expansion between European settlers and the First People's of Australia.Reconciliation please but don't mention the war.DAVE'S...
  • Housing development west of the Murrumbidgee
    on Apr 30, 2015
    Moves to begin housing development west of the Murrumbidgee River seem to be travelling quite quickly. I've always thought eventually the properties there would be resumed when the population warranted and the North and South filled.NCA to report on...
  • Reconciliation please but don't mention the war.
    on Apr 22, 2015
    This post is an opinion piece scheduled to be published on a history site with vastly more views than my blog. Only that the theme is in my recent general conversations I have decided to put it here beforehand.-----------I pen this as a descendent of...
  • Restoring an Eco-system
    on Apr 15, 2015
    An ambitious project has been launched at Scottsdale Reserve which is about 4 kms from Bredbo South of Canberra. Established by an organisation Bush Heritage Australia it's one of the most worthwhile projects I've heard of in a long time.Ten-year pla...
  • Defining the Nation
    on Apr 7, 2015
    Something that's been irking me. I'm afraid I'm getting a bit ANZACed out. The notion that the failed Galipoli Campaign defined the Nation, that 8 months, 2 weeks & 1 day trumps every other Australian historical experience is almost jingoistic. I'm g...
  • Simply Doves 2015
    on Feb 28, 2015
    It's been pretty quiet apart from Federal politics so A blatant plug for my Daughter's Dove Release business.The Doves annual moult is finishing up so I have been informed that bookings will be available post 15/3/15. This is a growing Canberra busin...
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