Monthly Archive: July 2013

Name the date 0

Name the date

There’s a man with a plan and I’m not such a fan but the quality’s simply quite smashing. All his buddies insist that if Tony resists the debate then why Labor’s for thrashing. But...

How the huia was lost 1

How the huia was lost

“No New Zealander who loves his country can read, without indignation, the chronicle of the collectors’ raiding of the forests. Even such a bird-lover as Sir Walter Buller had his heart hardened when the...

Sorry, did you say _you_ stopped the boats? 0

Sorry, did you say _you_ stopped the boats?

In a joint doorstop interview at Whittlesea on the 2nd, Tony Abbott said: You have the government which started the boats. You’ve got the Coalition which stopped the boats. As an exemplar of a shallow...

It ain’t heavy, it’s my journal… 0

It ain’t heavy, it’s my journal…

Got one of those cards from the Post Office saying we had a parcel to collect. It was marked  “heavy (assisted lift required)”. Couldn’t work out what it might be. Wine? Airplane parts? 35lb...

Glossopteris, Gondwanaland, Scott and Stopes

Glossopteris, Gondwanaland, Scott and Stopes

When I first started out as a graduate, I remember being introduced to a certain managing director who was notoriously forgetful. He covered for this by attempting to remember just one thing about everybody...