Sam's notebook

History of West Australia by W. B. Kimberly April 9th, 2013, 6AM


How thoughtful of Nature to not be disturbed by people. It was near to the ship, and there Mr. Broadhurst found the traces of two distinct camps, which nearly a century and a half had not obliterated. Indentations were still apparent in the ground made by the feet of the company while moving, in the […]

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The awards night April 14th, 2011, 10PM

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Just home from the WA Heritage Awards, where the Freo Society won the community based organisation category (which surely they should’ve hyphenated?). Nice evening, jolly exciting—despite a fair bit of a gosh-this-is-middle-class-Perth feeling—makes me glad to be part of it nonetheless. It was good to be there, also, because my grandmother Marnie (aka H. Margaret […]

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Freo on the web November 1st, 2010, 7PM

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I am trying to get my head around all of the various places that Fremantle features (regularly, topically) on the Web. I want to figure out where the Fremantle Society’s website fits in, and what it might be used for (what might be missing from elsewhere). So I started from the outside, yesterday, and moved […]

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History is Fanfiction? April 12th, 2008, 12PM


Reading history is a bit like reading fantasy or sci-fi; it’s just that the fanfic of history is generally more consistent than that of fantasy. I have been reading history lately (Victoria and Disraeli by Theo Aronson, the last couple of days, to be precise; history about personal relationships) and it is the story that […]

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