Monthly Archives: July 2018

Princess Alexandra in Alexandra no less

The little town of Alexandra in Victoria was not always called Alexandra. Originally it was called Red Gate, but some time after gold was found in the 1860’s it was renamed after Alexandra of Denmark, the wife of Bertie (later … Continue reading

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The Mohyu lockup

Yesterday was J’s birthday, and still in celebratory mode we decided that as today was a nice bright cold day, we’d drive over to Mansfield, stopping off at Harry Power’s lookout for a bit of a walk. Well, when we … Continue reading

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Unravelling the death of Robert Burns Clow

If you’ve been following this blog avidly, or indeed languidly, you’ll be aware that we spent most of May in Malaysia, and in fact we spent almost all of our time there in Kuching in Sarawak and in Sabah Sarawak … Continue reading

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British reaction to the Russo Japanese war of 1905

Quite some time ago now I became mildly fascinated by the Russo Japanese war of 1905 and how it all fitted into the various debacles in Korea resulting in the Korean war, not to mention the ongoing Russo Japanese fencing match … Continue reading

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