Surfing for Australia

Emma booked us in for some surfing lessons this morning. We were picked up at 9:30 by a bloke named Terry in a van loaded with random backpackers. It was a rubbish day for surfing, a northerly wind, low-tide, Terry reckoned that you could wash your clothes in it (that's bad) - so we drove… Continue reading Surfing for Australia

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Johnson’s Odyssey

On May 13, 1787, Richard Johnson and his wife Mary, boarded the supply ship Golden Grove bound for Australia. The Golden Grove was one of the Eleven ships that made up the First Fleet, a penal transportation fleet sent to establish a colony in Australia, and make a bit of space in British Gaols. On… Continue reading Johnson’s Odyssey