Monthly Archives: June 2014

Mergers and acquistions

Geeky idea time – I was reading Hugh Thomson’s The White Rock about his travels in what were the Inca lands in Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador, and in it he makes the comment that the Inca Empire wasn’t really an … Continue reading

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Happy midwinter’s day

Yesterday, Saturday, was midwinter’s day here in Canberra. In times past I used to wish everyone a happy Inca new year on this day, really because I felt we ought to make more of mid winter here in the southern … Continue reading

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Henry V

Last night J and I went to the Canberra Theatre to see Bell Shakespeare’s production of Henry V, and damn good it was too. Henry V is a huge sprawling play, with changes of scene, comedic interludes and the rest, … Continue reading

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Cooma cottage and Yass

Last Sunday was cold, windy and brilliantly clear, so we took ourselves off to look at Cooma cottage, the onetime home of the explorer Hamilton Hume, who, along with Hovell found the route south to Victoria, broadly taking the route … Continue reading

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An English Lady in Chinese Turkestan …

Well, that’s certainly a title. Long term readers of this blog will know that I’ve been doing a lot reading about the British colonial experience in Asia, including the literature of the time. Inevitably this segues into reading about the … Continue reading

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