A reality or a disaster? 1
The Virtual dam is the dam you have, when you don’t have a dam – Dam confusing isn’t it?
This 2005 article is reprinted here in the public interest to show in context, 2005 and 2010, as the final consultation (now called Water Security) closed on May 24, 2010; and the Virtual Dam is close to being a reality. This post links to the next three posts and a previous post “London Bridge – Australian style: 420 million years ago,” published on May 6, 2010.
Let’s see it through
Three new flags unfurled on three new flag poles – Queanbeyan Reconciliation Garden – opened June 1, 2010
1 Indigenous Australians with their ancestry of over forty thousand years, and newer Australians who have relocated to Queanbeyan within the past two hundred and twenty-two years, started a Reconciliation Walk, in Queanbeyan, almost 20 years ago. 2
Cu-Um-bean means Queanbeyan
Aboriginal words are difficult to speak, let alone spell, because the Aboriginal language is a musical language, and can have a “ring sound” where letters run together and words are not pronounced as separate letters – an example being the “g” in Ngunnawal (or Ngunawal or Ngambri) – the “g” is silent in these Ngunnawal words. 1
Retrieving the past
In WWII the Country Women’s Association of New South Wales (CWA-NSW) cottage-industry, included knitting and making wearing apparel including “40,000 sheepskin vests and 24,000 other sheepskin articles” for the forces; as well as hundred and thousands of camouflage nets, which surpassed the work done by women working from homes during WWI.1
Eighth in line 1929
Stanley Melbourne Bruce was the eighth Prime Minister of Australia and second youngest to hold that office at 39 years of age. He was Prime Minister from February 1, 1923 to October 22, 1929.1
Australian imports 1866
And some ‘Afhgan’ cameleers stayed and married European and Indigenous [Aboriginal] women in Australia, raising their children in the Islamic faith.” 1
Before and after
A publication in 1991 of a chance discovery by Dr David G Bailey from Ontario, proved that the “interaction and interference” of grapefruit could alter and increase the levels of a blood pressure drug called felodipine.1
Although the game of golf can be traced back to Scotland in the 15th century, about 500 years ago, the first golf played in Australia was near Bothwell, Tasmania, in the 1820s.1
420 million years ago
Check out the size of London Bridge – compare the size of the people on top of London Bridge!
“London Bridge arch, about 18km from Queanbeyan (NSW) began to form when sediment and coral remains were deposited on an ocean floor 420 million years ago – it was then subject to intense pressure.
Sins of omission
Some quotes are throw-away lines; some make us feel good; others affect our lives in the short term; then there are other quotes, like the “most important thing” quote, that have a truism, which leaves such an impression on us that they stay embedded in our minds, surfacing to influence us and changing our lives in a routine pattern.