Tag: History

Carny Knowledge (The Secret History of Melbourne)

I love reading about history.  The more I read, the more I realise how much I don’t know. “There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are

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Quote of the Day

Australia is now at war. Our duty is quite clear: to gird up our loins and remember that we are Britons. – Joseph Cook, Prime Minister of Australia, 1914

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Who Would Have Thought Collecting Severed Heads Would Be So Difficult?

From Warriors of Medieval Japan by Stephen Turnbull Head collecting is a tradition found throughout samurai history… When a battle was won, the taking, recording and presentation of these ghastly trophies was as systematic and as thorough as the battlefield

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