We rose at 6am for the Dawn Service. Traditionally held on our pond deck podium, set up with rows of chairs, in this year of COVID-19 it looked a LOT different. We watched from our balcony as one of our residents played The Last Post, and The Rouse, on his trumpet. And we observed the … Continue reading Anzac Day 2020 – Commemoration in the time of COVID-19
Only a fraction of what the NSW Art Gallery owns is on display at any one time. The remainder of its collection is held in storage at a specially designed warehouse in an industrial area a good half hour drive away from Sydney's centre. By pre-arrangement, any member of the public can ask to view … Continue reading A Study in Brown – Part Six – The Last One Who Remembers
My go-to place when researching is the newspapers of the day, and the Australian National Library makes this easy. They digitise an ever-increasing number of Australian newspapers, plus many other resources such as images. The service is free, no subscription is required, and the search engine is easy to use. https://trove.nla.gov.au/Norman Carter trained in Melbourne then … Continue reading A Study in Brown – Part Five – What do the Newspapers have to say?