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1802 Matthew Flinders followed in the tradition of brown nosing
naming new places after influential bods back home when he dubbed
Spencer Gulf in South Oz after a bloke on the Admiralty Board.
1834 Arthur Orton, the butcher from Wagga Wagga who claimed to be the long lost heir to the Tichborne fortune, was pupped.
1838 - Patrick Cuffy was Hanged at Sydney for robbery and assault on William Vivers at Bureen.
1838 - John Toole was Hanged at Sydney for robbery and assault on William Vivers at Bureen.
1844 Oh , if only for that blue telephone police box to pop back in time...Flogging off the land selling the first blocks of land at Seymour commenced today.
1846 Just to make sure Melbourne's Princes' Bridge was going to be built, the foundation stone was laid.
1856 William Gocher, a journalist, newspaper publisher and reformer of beach bathing swimming laws (he broke 'em) was spawned. Read more about beach bathing Billy-boy HERE.
1872 Pack away your fur capes theatre lovers, the Theatre Royal in Melbourne was gutted by fire.
1873 Longwood to Violet Town railway line was opened.
Pretty little line, it might surprise some in State Govt to learn it actually did carry trains that transported people, odd though it may seem.
Trevor Tree of Bellingen died on Friday 5 May 2017 in Coffs Harbour Hospital.
Trevor died while doing something he really loved-surfing.
There is no way anyone would have predicted what happened to Trevor.
Of all the people in Bellingen in their late 50s to 60s, Trevor is the last person anyone would think this would happen to.
Trevor was aged 57 and was born on 25 August 1959.
John Parker The Tree Guru of Johannesburg, South Africa died yesterday in hospital in Johannesburg from a short-term illness. His death was unexpected and a great shock to his family and friends.
John Parkers website
Professional Tree Consultation Service
Who is the Tree Guru?
John Parker is South Africas Tree Guru, an Australian qualified and South African experienced Arborist specialising as a consultant in the scientific care and management of trees and shrubs sometimes called woody plants. John is a diploma qualified Arborist. He is also a Trainer, Moderator and Assessor under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). He has practiced arboriculture since 1989 in Johannesburg, and has more than 25 years experience as a commercial Arborist.
From what to plant and how to prune it, to treating diseases, fertilization and insect attack, the Tree Guru has the qualified answers and expert solutions you need. Whether you have a small, or large garden, or are tasked with managing or developing the gardens of a bigger estate, the Tree Guru John Parker will bring out...
A fast-moving wildfire engulfed Tathra, a small seaside town with a population of 1 622 located on the Sapphire Coast of New South Wales, Australia late March 18, 2018, destroying at least 69 homes and damaging 39. According to NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS), the fire...... Read more
Is This The Clarence River Estuary Future If Berejiklian Government Has Its Way? "As the cruise season continues, smoke particles emitted from cruise ship funnels have left people living and working near the port increasingly alarmed" "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"
Well the NSW Minister for Roads Maritime and Freight & Nationals MP for Oxley Melinda Pavey ended the fourth quarter of 2017 in much the same manner as she progressed through the three preceding quarters - she meet with a representative/s of international cruise lines.
I still didn't see any listed meeting with Yaegl native title representatives or with Clarence Valley Council.
I know she hasn't met with the communities of Yamba and Iluka which will be most affected by the 24/7 noise and fumes emanating from those cruise ships she is so eager to see make Port of Yamba-Clarence River a regular destination.
This is what happened in Hobart when it opened its doors to such cruise ships........
RENOWNED Hunters Hill icon artist Michael Galovic has created a stunning new series of works to celebrate St Patricks Day. Michael Galovic recently held an exhibition of icons [more]
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As Australia prepares to unveil a progress report on how it is faring on delivering the SDGs, experts at a recent event in Sydney said that policymakers are failing to address critical shortcomings in its progress against the goals.
Photo by Matthew Eisman
Talking to Eddy Diamond on Mornings, Slowdives Neil Halstead and Simon Scott fill us in on reclaiming the genre shoegaze and what it was like reforming after a twenty year hiatus.
A ticket to the golden archives was all Slowdive could be to those living in the present day that was until they pleasantly surprised the world in 2014 with a cryptic Twitter account followed by a Primavera festival performance to bridge their 20-year old gap of inactivity. Fast forward three years, and the five-piece have since spoiled us rotten in the form of a new record, initially announced with accompanying single Star Roving. Finally releasing the self-titled masterpiece for the world to hear, the band have simultaneously carried on 1995s Pygmalion torch, whilst nestling comfortably into the modern day. So whats the mantra behind it all? Just dont make a shit record exudes singer / songwriter Neil Halstead of the group, as framed to Eddy Diamond on Mornings whilst sitting next to bandmate Simon Scott in the FBi Radio studio.
Despite the sonic silence wherein members have spent the last 20 years raising children, working on individual projects and adjusting to advanced digital technologies, writing and recording their fourth record Slowdive has resonated closely with all five members of the English outfit. Much of the experience took place in Oxfordshires Courtyard Studios the very same four walls a younger Slowdive found themselves within many years prior. It was actually a pertinent thing for us to go back there and finish the record there, explains drummer Simon Scott. It was our second home for four of five years, so to actually end up there and for it all to come together felt like, ah! Were at our spiritual home.
A relaxed approach circulated by a collective modest demeanour has allowed the new record space to breathe, as the band allowed themselves free reign; for the entire process was completed on their own accord before releasing it on indie label Dead Oceans, We could always pretend that we hadnt done it, and it never happened. If it was bad, we could always walk away from it. We didnt feel any pressure, Halstead continues, We could just enjoy it.
There were kind of no rules to it which was re...
Sydney-based five piece, The Jim Mitchells kicked off a national tour last month with a string of WA dates celebrating their new LP release Love Hypnotic.
Theyve joined us in the studio to chat to us about Love Hypnotic and their tour thus far, as well an in-studio live performance of Where Is?
Making his hugely anticipated return to Australia, the inimitable and illustrious Big Boi shook things up at the Metro. Diving deep into his solo-work, the Atlanta rapper iced his hype-worthy performance with a few Outkast gems. Melbourne young gun Baro and Sydney hero Joyride warmed things up, setting the vibe to electric from the on-set.
One of the best things about being a music fan is the ability to go out and see some of your favourite bands live in the flesh, ripping through some of your most beloved songs in person. But how do you make sure youre up to date with the artists making their way to your neck of the woods?
Well thats where we come in. Weve designed this handy dandy little guide to help you remember the best gigs that youve got coming up this month. From some of the big international acts, up-and-coming local acts, to festival sideshows, all the best gigs are included here, so make sure youve got your tickets for one memorable night out.
2018 marks 20 years since the Black Rebel Motorcycle Club first formed, and with the group releasing their eighth album, Wrong Creatures, back in January, these San Francisco rockers have decided to make their way back to Australia for some huge shows. Performing at the Enmore Theatre on March 23rd, fans are set to receive a mind-blowing show, and with Stonefield as one of the brilliant support acts, youre definitely getting bang for your buck!
Friday, March 23rd
Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Tickets: Enmore Theatre
Its one of the biggest festivals in Australia, and as usual, Bluesfest have delivered one amazing lineup full of rock royalty and up-and-coming gems. Of course, if you cant make it up to Byron Bay for this years event, the festival has you covered with a series of sideshows making their way to town.
Kicking off between the last week of March and the first week of April, Sydney will be receiving sideshows from the likes of Benjamin Booker, Robert Plant, Hurray For The Riff Raff, Canned Heat, Newton Faulkner, Gomez, Youssou NDour, Juanes, Walter Trout, and more. With a series of artists that diverse, theres bound to be something for everyone.
Thursday, March 22nd Monday, April
Various Locations, Sydney, NSW
The Chief Executive Officer of encryption software company Phantom Secure has been served with a criminal indictment in the United States. Canadian citizen, Vincent Ramos, and four of his associates built an $80 million empire developing encryption software used by those who wish to prevent the government and corporate competitors from spying on the contents
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On Sunday 18th March 2018, the weather in Bega and nearby coastal Tathra was forecast to be a very hot 38 degrees Celsius, low humidity and high westerly gusting winds. So a Total Fire Ban was appropriately declared the afternoon prior by New South Wales Rural Fire Service Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons. The Fire Danger Rating 
There once was a river called Murray
whose water was all in a flurry
from place to place
the water did race
I wonder why its in such a hurry
In response to a solidarity appeal from comrades in Russia, on the 18th of March, the day of the Russian elections, a group of anarchists in Sydney, gathered at the Russian consulate. We distributed leaflets about the situation of imprisoned Russian anarchists and antifascists and chanted soligans against police, prisons and the Putin regime.
While still in the middle of completing her PhD at the University of Technology Sydney, Naomi Koh Belic loves to create video content on the basic science behind multiple sclerosis and investigate how this digital media improves understanding and how participants self regulate their learning.
From FameLab to the Discovery Channel Australia, Koh Belic is a wealth of information on how easy and fascinating science could be!
For more interviews like this, tune into Monday Drive with Ruth Hessey on Mondays at 4 p.m.
The post From the Lab to Live Interviews, Its Naomi Koh Belic appeared first on 89.7 Eastside FM.
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Monday, 19 March 2018
Jazz & Latin Open Mic Jam: The World Bar, 24 Bayswater Rd, POTTS POINT (7pm, contact Host)
Jazz Jam & Games Night: Venue 505, 280 Cleveland St, SURRY HILLS (8.30pm, 0419-294755)
New Orleans Beat: LazyBones Lounge, Level 2, 294 Marrickville Rd, MARRICKVILLE (8.30pm, $15, 0450-008563)
Paul Sun (Duo)...
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Australian wildfires destroy homes, kill cattle as hundreds of people fleeThomson Reuters FoundationSYDNEY, March 19 (Reuters) - Australian authorities urged people to remain alert on Monday as wildfires that have destroyed dozens of homes, killed cattle and forced hundreds of residents to flee continued to burn out of control in the southeast of the ...and more
Up to 70 homes and other buildings have been destroyed in a ferocious fast-moving bushfire that ripped through a picturesque seaside town on the NSW far south coast.
The 1000-hectare blaze around Tathra, east of Bega, started on Sunday and was fanned by very strong winds and high temperatures in the states east.
It burned through several kilometres of bushland and crossed a river before it reached the township and is still out of control.
As the sun rose on Monday, authorities have begun to assess the area.
Our early indications are that the number of buildings impacted is likely to climb above 70, but we will confirm that with the work of the building impact assessment teams this morning, RFS Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons told Network Seven on Monday.
We have this awful situation throughout the community of Tathra, where we have damaged buildings, damaged homes, and infrastructure, he said.
Hundreds of residents in the town, with a population of about 1600, slept in an evacuation centre in Bega.
Communication was affected after a mobile phone tower collapsed, making it difficult to determine how many people remained in the town.
1790 - HMS (His Majesty's Ship) Sirius was popping over to
Norfolk Island with a bite to eat when it had a nasty mischief on a
reef and went belly up.
1803 - Laurence Dempsey was Hanged for feloniously entering the house of Thomas Neal of Richmond Hill.
1836 - Marvellous, wonderful and simply splendid David Scott Mitchell was pupped today. Mitchell spent most of his life and a small fortune collecting Australiana, which he donated to the NSW State Library on his death. Old Four Hours was the nickname the hansom cab drivers gave him due to his habit of spending 4 hours every Monday searching through second hand book shops.
1839 - Land prices plummeted and the locals upped sticks and decamped... settlement began at Port Lincoln.
Photo by Lavurn Lee
Referencing Middle eastern rhythms and frenetic footwork, DJ Plead delivers percussive-led tunes with full body-shaking vibes.
No stranger to Australias electronic music scene, DJ Plead, aka Jarred Beeler, is also half of drum-workout duo Poison, a third of Sydney trio BV and founder of new label SUMAC. Now Melbourne-based, Beelers solo project intelligently draws on his Middle Eastern background to create fresh club tracks, informed by a mix of Lebanese pop and traditional wedding music.
Layering carefully crafted drum and vocal loops with interjections of synths and tides of transportive rhythms, DJ Plead has just released his debut EP Get In Circle via Decisions, the Melbourne dancefloor focused label run by Air Max 97. Do yourself a favour and move through the opener DVE, below a deep and hypnotic jam fusing Beelers heart and heritage.
Play it loud and get in circle!
Sydney has sweltered through its hottest autumn day in 78 years, with temperatures soaring past 40C on Sunday. The mercury hit 40.5C at Sydney Airport in the city's inner-south, a staggering 16C higher than the average March temperature of 24C. Even the eastern beaches saw temperatures as high as 39C as north-westerly winds counteracted any sea breeze. Weatherzone meteorologist Graeme Brittain told Daily Mail Australia the scorching temperatures were 'highly unusual'. Mr Brittain said wind gusts in excess of 90km tore through the New South Wales coastline, but brought little reprieve from the heat. He warned temperatures would likely remain high overnight. Sunbathers flocked to Sydney's beaches on Sunday amid the sweltering autumn heatwave. Bondi beach was packed with revellers in search of some relief from the scorching hot temperatures.
A toy dinosaur could end up costing NSW about $500,000 after police settled a claim they had bashed two men in Queanbeyan in 2013.
The two officers have been promoted, one having made detective, and remain on the force after NSW settled the claim without admission of liability in August.
Court-tendered documents alleged Rickey Caton and Adam Antram were beaten by then-senior constable Todd Finnigan and then-constable Patrick Hicks in December, 2013 after Mr Caton pointed a toy dinosaur at senior constable Finnigan.
According to the claim, the two officers then charged Mr Caton and Mr Antram with numerous offences, including assaulting an officer, in what is now known as "the dinosaur incident".
The case went ahead until a third officer who was present, constable Lucie Litchfield, testified in court to the contrary.
In total, the incident could cost NSW about $500,000. After police dropped the criminal charges against Mr Caton and Mr Antram in October 2015, they paid their $110,00 legal costs.
Their lawyer, Peter Bevan, expects the NSW government to pay over $300,000 in legal costs after a civil claim lodged by the men saw the police settle for $45,000 apiece with the two men in August this year.
An internal police investigation into the officers' actions that night concluded in June this year they had not acted improperly and no disciplinary action was taken.
The two officers have been promoted. According to unrelated court documents from September this year, Finnigan has been promoted to detective; another unrelated document from May shows Hicks is now a senior constable.
"Those two officers remain in the workplace with the full confidence of the commander," a NSW police spokeswoman said.
Ms Litchfield resigned from the force in 2015, then telling Fairfax Media she had been driven out. Ms Litchfield was contacted for comment for this article.
Mr Bevan has lodged a complaint to the NSW police watchdog, the Law Enforcement Conduct Commission, regarding the investigation's outcome.
A commission spokeswoman said they were reviewing the internal report. "Once the LECC has completed this review, further information will be sent directly to the complainant about the matter," the spokeswoman said.
Speaking for the first time since the settlement, ?Mr Caton and Mr Antram expressed frustration the two officers remained employed. "It wasn't even about the money for me, I would have rather seen them lose their jobs," Mr Caton said. "If it wasn't for Lucie we probably would be in jail."
According to court documents from the settled civil claim on December 21, 2013, police stopped Mr Caton, Mr Antram and two other friends on Morella Aven...
I can hardly believe how far left Victoria is veering: State police charging a conservative to protect him from Leftists. Charging protection money is what criminals do. The next step is refusing protection and letting harm happen.
The whole rationale for government is that there are some things that should not be user-pays, but which the State should pay, like roads and infrastructure, defence, police, search and rescue, and emergency services, certain amenities ... etc. If the police don't think it is part of their job to prevent criminal assault, what are they good for?
The only consolation is that this is probably a try-on
THE ORGANISER behind controversial Milo Yiannopoulos' Melbourne event is refusing to cough up $50,000 to cover the cost of police after a violent protest broke out.
Penthouse publisher Damien Costas, the man who organised Milo Yiannopoulos's tour, told 3AW he had no intention of paying the five-figure bill from Victoria Police, following the Kensington clash.
I can't imagine we would (pay the larger bill)," he said. In Melbourne they were talking about a user pays model but a particular sergeant at our head of security we were dealing with said We'd like you to pay for the barriers, bollards etc'."
I think the entire thing was about five or $6000." I paid what I was asked to pay. Anything over and above that we can determine." This is actually asking the victim to pay the bill."
He said user-pay models were discussed in every state and he'd paid about $9000 for police in the Gold Coast and nothing in New South Wales.
Supporters of the far-Right figure were involved in violent clashes with left-wing protesters on Monday night in Kensington.
Hundreds of police were called in with some using capsicum spray to subdue rioters.
Mr Costas said the 3000 attendees didn't do anything wrong rather those uninvited threw rocks.
Police Minister Lisa Neville told the radio station on Wednesday the event's promoters would have to foot the bill, which would be at least $50,000. She said billing event organisers for police resources was commonplace.
For these sort of rallies, but also for the AFL and those big events there is an agreement around the costs," she said. Ms Neville said she was confident Mr Yiannopoulos would cough up.
(It's a) big call to say you're going to ignore a bill from Victoria Police," she said.
Mr Costas said the police presence was executed with military precision" and there were also 70 security guards at the event.
An off-duty Sydney police sergeant who was found guilty of using her rank and authority to avoid being randomly breath tested by a junior colleague has been jailed in a Sydney court.
Sarah Louise Johnston, 50, drove away from the RBT site without having been tested after a short conversation with the rookie officer at North Sydney on January 8, 2016.
She wept in the dock on Friday as Judge Christopher Hoy sentenced her to 16 months in jail with a non-parole period of 12 months.
'I consider the offender's conduct was disgraceful,' he said at the Downing Centre District Court.
The trial heard Johnston drank at least one schooner of beer while celebrating the new year with colleagues from North Sydney Police Station at two nearby pubs.
She was driving home to the Central Coast when she was pulled over at a random breath testing site on the Pacific Highway at Crows Nest.
Two junior officers conducting the RBTs - Constable Cameron Brooks and Constable Tugcan Sackesen - immediately recognised her.
Const Sackesen gave evidence at the trial that Johnston first pulled her car up alongside Const Brooks but rolled forward towards him before Const Brooks could breath test her.
'Hi sergeant, you've just been stopped for a random breath test,' Const Sackesen told her. He said she replied: 'You're not going to breath test me are you?' 'Yes sergeant I am,' he said.
She allegedly said: 'No because that would be a conflict of interest.' 'Imagine if I blew over, which I won't, because I'm not.' He said she told him it would put him in an 'awkward situation'.
On Friday Judge Hoy said the experienced and well regarded supervisor set a 'disgraceful example' that night. He said she 'brought shame upon herself... and to all honest members of the police force'.
'This is misconduct the community would expect honest and upstanding members of the police force... to abhor, resist and report,' he said.
Judge Hoy commended the two junior officers for courageously reporting her misconduct. Johnston will be eligible for release in December 2018.
Images of a solidarity action in front of the Russian consulate in Sydney, Australia.
Submitted toEnough is Enough.
Note: Enough is Enough is not organizing any of these events, we are publishing this text for people across the US and Europe to be able to see what is going on and for documentation only.
In response to a solidarity appeal from comrades in Russia, on the 18th of March, the day of the Russian elections, a group of anarchists in Sydney, gathered at the Russian consulate.
We distributed leaflets about the situation of imprisoned Russian anarchists and antifascists and chanted soligans against police, prisons and the Putin regime.
In a break from convention, prime minister criticizes a fellow Asean member at a summit
SYDNEYMalaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak identified the Rohingya crisis as a major security threat to Southeast Asia, a rare criticism of a neighboring nation at a conference meant to engender better cooperation on security in the region.
Speaking at a counterterrorism conference in Sydney ahead of a special summit of regional leaders with Australia, Prime Minister Najib Razak broke with Association of Southeast Asian Nations convention to avert internal criticisms, warning bluntly that the humanitarian crisi...
Malcolm Turnbull and Aung San Suu Kyi. The Australian prime minister says everyone seeks to end the suffering in Myanmar and Bangladesh. Photograph: David Gray/Reuters
SYDNEY (AFP) Myanmars de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi was pressed about the Rohingya crisis at an ASEAN summit in Sydney Sunday, but the regional bloc stressed it could not intervene and force an outcome.
Suu Kyi has been under intense global criticism for her public silence amid a brutal military crackdown that has forced nearly 700,000 of the Muslim-minority Rohingya to flee Myanmars Rakhine state for Bangladesh.
The humanitarian crisis was one of the key topics at a three-day special summit between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Australia.
We discussed the situation in Rakhine state at considerable length today, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said at the closing press conference.
Aung San Suu Kyi addressed the matter comprehensively, at some considerable length herself.
Its certainly an issue that has been discussed and it is fair to say very constructively, in our meeting.
Singapores Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, who is this years ASEAN chair, said Myanmars neighbours were concerned about the ongoing situation but could not force an outcome.
It is of concern for all ASEAN countries, and yet ASEAN is not able to intervene and to force an outcome, Lee said alongside Turnbull.
Both leaders said they would back efforts to reach a long-term solution to end the crisis, and were supporting humanitarian efforts to help those displaced.
The 10-nation ASEAN prides itself on consensus diplomacy and non-interference in each others affairs.
But the exodus has sparked rare tension within the association, and Muslim-majority Malaysia has called for an independent ASEAN-led investigation into allega...
ASEAN: Malaysian PM condemns inaction of Aung San Suu Kyi over
Rohingya 'suffering' - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting
Corporation): The Malaysian Prime Minister's criticisms drew
even more attention because Southeast Asian leaders typically avoid
contentious subjects at ASEAN summits, in order to stop the group
Rohingya Muslims joined protests in Sydney yesterday to demand that Australia and ASEAN strongly condemn the violence in Rakhine state.
But most observers still expect ASEAN to avoid directly criticising Myanmar about the plight of the minority group.
Horrifying statistics paint a bleak picture of the reality for many thousands of Aussie kids. One in 32 children now receive some sort of child protection services, rising to one in ten in the Northern Territory. Indigenous children are at the most risk. And theres no excuse. For far too long the Australian authorities, and
The post Open Adoption of Indigenous Children: Another Stolen Generation? appeared first on Sydney Criminal Lawyers.
1804 - Jervis Bay Aborigines visited Sydney.
1816 - Macquarie advises Lord Bathurst in London: It is my Intention, as soon as I shall have Ascertained What Tribes Committed the late Murders and Depredations, to send a strong Detachment of Troops to drive them to a Distance from the Settlements of the White Men.
1820 - Macquarie scribbled in his journal on this day;
"I returned early this morning to Parramatta, accompanied by Commodore Vassilieff, and Lieut. Aveenoff in my own Carriage, and by Capt. Schessmareff, Lieut. Hall, and Lieut. Ignatieff, of the Russian Squadron. After Breakfast I walked all over the Town of Parramatta with these Gentlemen. Colonel Erskine came up from Sydney to dine with us, and Lieut. King R. Navy also made one of our Dinner Party. Capt. Piper kindly lent me his Carriage for 3 of the Russian Officers."
1825 - Helping Or-stray-lia feel more like Old Blighty the Sydney Turf Club was hatched.
1833 - Joseph Coleman was Hanged at Old Banks, Paterson Plains for the attempted murder of Edward Cory.
1834 - In England, six English agricultural laborers , the so-called Tolpuddle Martyrs ,were sentenced to seven years of banishment to Australias New South Wales penal colony for their trade union activities.
1840 - Talk about bringing down the house...the Royal Hotel and theatre were destroyed by fire but, fear not! Tales continue to be woven on the same spot in the guise of Dymock's book store in George St, Sydney.
1844 - St Patricks Church, Church Hill, designed by JF Hilly and built by Andrew Ross & Co, was ready for use. The parish priest was John McEncroe, an Irishman, which further cemented the church in the Irish community.
1850 - A red Letter day in some people's diaries - the birth of James Toohey in Melb, founder of Toohey's Brewery.
1863 - Alexander Ross, Bushranger. Hanged at Darlinghurst for highway robbery and the attempted murder of Harry Stephens at Caloola, near Blayney.
1863 - Charles Ross, Bushranger. Hanged at Darlinghurst for highway robbery and the attempted murder of Harry Stephens at Caloola, near Blayney.
1867 - William Henry Scott was Hanged at Darlinghurst for the murder of Anne Ramsden (Scott) in Sussex St.
1877 - Constable Thomas Collins, Victoria Police, was on patrol in the Wangaratta area when he fell from his horse. He received internal injuries and died on the 23rd March 1877, at the Wangaratta Hospital.
1878 - The famous Queen Victoria Market was flung open for business in Melbourne; from whence one can acquire fresh fruit, vegies, meat, seafood and cheap souvenirs whilst walking all over the 9,000 dead bodies still interred down below.
1887 - Excitement squirrel gripped the pub...
August 1969 saw one of musics biggest events take place; Woodstock. Yes, the highly influential music festival took place from August 15th to 18th in New York almost 50 years ago, and since then has effectively been the standard to which every other music festival is held. While various revivals have taken place, nothing has come close to the brilliance of the original. However, did you know that you can still catch plenty of the bands that performed back then playing live today?
While the original 1969 Woodstock festival was held as a way to promote peace and love, while also protesting the ongoing Vietnam War, plenty of musics biggest names came out to play some landmark sets, including Jimi Hendrix, Jefferson Airplane, Creedence Clearwater Revival, the Grateful Dead, and Janis Joplin.
Sadly, many of these names have either since passed on or broken up, but plenty of other acts are still out there, bringing their music to you on the live stage.
In honour of Canned Heats return to Australia for this years Bluesfest festival, as well as a few sideshows, weve decided to take a look back at some of the brilliant acts that played Woodstock that you can still catch today.
In addition to the brilliant blues-rock stylings of Canned Heat, acts such as The Who, Joan Baez, Santana, Blood, Sweat & Tears, and even the individual members of Crosby, Still, Nash & Young are still out on the road, playing live shows all over the road.
With Canned Heat set to hit up Australia next week for a series of sideshows before playing this years edition of Bluesfest, tickets are still available to see this phenomenal band perform live. Check below for ticketing details, as well as our roundup of some of the best acts that played Woodstock that you can still see live today.
Thursday, March 22nd
The Basement, Sydney, NSW
Friday, March 23rd...
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