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Bobj last won the day on December 12 2023

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About Bobj

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  • Birthday 07/03/1941

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  1. Bobj

    Retiring in SW Western Australia

    G’day mate, having never been to Tassie, I cannot comment on the pros and cons of of the state and it was well. over 50 years ago when I lived there in the SW. My concern would be you and your good lady having a good circle of friends and activities..Hope, your retirement will be long and happy. Cheers, Bobj.
  2. @TootsEver since Jo died 2.5 years ago, I have never felt lonely. and at very close to age 83, cannot really understand how .people have to live in others’ pockets. Regarding my health, that is due to a failing liver, however, since Jo got cancer and dementia I have only lost 6kg and most of that was when nursing her for 6 years. Cheers, Bobj ppp
  3. I play 3 minute chess as well. Also play mahjong and hearts, but prefer mahjong.as I learned to play it about 70:years ago. Cheers, Bobj.
  4. In other words, a rat race.as most big cities are. Cheers, Bobj.
  5. @ramot, being a mosey old fella, where did you first stay, please.I first stayed in Smellbum when I first came .that was slightly over 60 years ago. Cheers, Bobj.
  6. Bobj

    The Official Weather Thread

    Looks like another cyclone is forming in the Coral Sea. at this stage it is a deepening low about1500 km east of Cairns/Townsville Cheers, Bobj
  7. Bobj

    Anyone watching the cricket ?

    One game that was electrifying all the way through. Nothing but praise for a rather young team who believed in themselves. Cheers, Bobj.
  8. Subject: Fwd: FW: JUST SAYING I SUSPECT THAT MANY OF YOU, LIKE MYSELF, ARE GETTING THOROUGHLY SICK AND TIRED OF ALL OF THE GARBAGE BEING PUT AROUND ON THE INTERNET ABOUT JANUARY 26TH, AUSTRALIA DAY. I have decided to do my own research on the subject, and dates which are being bandied around. Here are the results. CAPTAIN COOK AND THE FIRST FLEET Captain Cook landed in Sydney on the 28th of April, 1770, and claimed the east coast of the Australian continent for Britain, naming it New South Wales. The first boat of the First Fleet landed at Botany Bay on 18 January, 1788, but the Fleet then later moved to Port Jackson (what became Sydney). THE NAMING OF AUSTRALIA January 1st 1900 was not the day that Australia was named. It was the day that the Commonwealth of Australia was formed by the federation of six British colonies: New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia, and Tasmania1 The name Australia was derived from the Latin word australis, meaning “southern”, and was used to refer to the hypothetical landmass in the south pole, known as Terra Australis. The name Australia was first suggested by the English explorer Matthew Flinders in 1804, who circumnavigated the continent and drew a map of it. He preferred the name Australia over New Holland, which was the name given by the Dutch in the 17th century. The name Australia was officially adopted by the British Admiralty in 1824, and was used in British legislation in 1828. The name Commonwealth of Australia was formalised in the Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act 1900, which was passed by the UK Parliament. January 1st, 1901 was the day that the Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act 1900 came into effect. Aboriginals never had a name for their country. There were several hundred separate tribes, most of which had their own language. The only names were the Aboriginal names for their various regions, roughly defined as their “hunting grounds” which were vigorously defended from invasion by neighboring tribes. JANUARY 26th The relevance of January 26th is when the National and Citizenship Act 1948 was proclaimed. This was the first day we all became Australians. Before that, all citizens, including Aboriginals born after 1921 were called "British Subjects." Prior to this time, the various British colonies in Australia all had their own “Australia Day”, which was celebrated on a range of dates – see image. The excuses for calling Australia Day (26th January) “Invasion Day”, based on the supposition that the date was either Captain Cook’s first landing, or the arrival of the First Fleet, are simply WRONG! CONCLUSION “The 26th of January is a great day for all of us. It is the day that Australians received their citizenship. The day which celebrates the implementation of the Nationality and Citizenship act of 1948, when we all became Australians in our own right. An Act giving freedom and protection to all Australians, old and new, the right to live under the protection of Australian Law, as a united nation. Now, this annual date for a national celebration each year on January 26th is important. So, let’s just celebrate the day for what it is, the fact that we are Australians in our own right.” And not talk of changing it for all the wrong reasons. (Researched by Ray Read 15/01/2024.) Cheers, Bobj.
  9. Bobj

    The Official Weather Thread

    The result of the cyclone is, my son and grandkids missed their scheduled flight back to Perth. The upshot is an extra 2 days with them No damage around Mackay that I have heard of, cannot say about Townsville, though. Cheers, Bobj. PS, Thanks for the good wishes
  10. Bobj

    The Official Weather Thread

    Cyclone Kirrily is right over us…I think. It is calm and only a few scuds, so far (5.45 am) Cheers, Bobj.
  11. Bobj

    The best stand up comedian ever.

    Tommy Trinder, Tommy Handley (ITMA aka It's that man again. These were just after the war the war. Cheers, Bobj.
  12. A young friend of mine sent me the photo of a quartz crystal a mate of his dug up Cheers, Bobj.
  13. Loved Binningup Beach and all that area when living in Bunbury. Cheers, Bobj.
  14. odd thing; about a long time ago, I was seconded to supervise a quarry near Beenleigh and, around the quarry area were several 5 and 10 acre blocks for sale. most were taken up and houses built. Moving forward some 30 years later, I had cause to pass that area, Most of the blocks were in a dismal shape and quite a few were bought out by a chappie who set up a lawn farm. On enquiring why some blocks were in a dismal shape, the general reason was that they were too far out of the city (Brisbane) limits and long commutes by train were not a nice thing. Cheers, Bobj.
  15. Bobj

    Pension concessions

    I just show them my white hair. Cheers, Bobj.