Monthly Archives: July 2012

Bruce Lockhart

In the course of my background reading about things colonial including the Proudlock murder I kept coming across the name Bruce Lockhart. You don’t forget a name like that – and a couple of minutes with wikipedia shows him to … Continue reading

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An English Girl’s First Impressions of Burmah …

As part of my background reading about Myanmar, which is rapidly turning into an informal unstructured study of British colonialism in Burma and South East Asia I’ve been reading, end enjoying immensely, Beth Ellis’s An English Girl’s First Impressions of … Continue reading

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Obsession, isolation and the colonies

A few days ago I tweeted a link to Mary Kilcline Cody’s work on the Ethel Proudlock case in colonial Malaya. (There’s also an earlier news item for the curious) The case has everything, obsession with status, high drama, murder, … Continue reading

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Foxes in Suburbia …

Urban foxes are well known in the UK. On visits to London I’ve seen foxes out in the daylight in London playing along the railway line that runs out to Hampton Court. But Canberra? We know there are foxes about … Continue reading

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Beetroot carpaccio …

And now for a change of theme – we tried something different for dinner last night – Beetroot Carpaccio. The genesis of this was that when we were in Harrietville for a few days  at the end of summer we … Continue reading

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