Geocaching around Crows Nest, Manly, Dee Why

Emma and I did some more geocaching around Sydney with Russ and Naomi yesterday. Russ and Naomi are part of a car-sharing scheme called Go-Get. They booked a Cooper-Mini for the afternoon and we hooned around in that. Our hunt took us to St Thomas' Cemetery in Crows Nest - there was an ammo container… Continue reading Geocaching around Crows Nest, Manly, Dee Why

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

City Soul

There was a interesting article in The Economist recently entitled 'In place of God'. It is a survey examining the central cultural institutions of the world's major cities. The title reflects the shift over the last century away from the Church as the central cultural institution. Leaving aside for a moment the problem with regarding… Continue reading City Soul