Tony Abbott did not request national flag be lowered while Downing Street and White House lower flags to half-mast
apparently only getting up to 32 today, but because of humidity and sun and stuff it feels like at least 35… i mean it’s 30 in the incubating box and i’m not evening heating it…
murr… better get a storm out of this…
Governor-General Quentin Bryce has publicly backed both Australia becoming a republic and gay marriage in a landmark speech in Brisbane. Ms Bryce, delivering the final Boyer Lecture of the year, said she hoped Australia might become a nation where people are free to love and marry whom they choose. And where perhaps, my friends, one day, one young girl or boy may even grow up to be our nation’s first head of State, she said. Ms Bryce was appointed as Australia’s first female governor-general in 2008 by then prime minister Kevin Rudd.
So, uh, when’s she gonna Whitlam our current PM?
you know who abbott wants to replace this fantastic woman with? john winston motherfucking arseface howard
NO. FUCKING NOPE. I WANT QUENTIN TO DESTROY HIM WITH THE POWER OF HER MIND.
Fuck, I love this woman and feel very blessed to have met her briefly. She is the real deal.
The Big Wine Cask, in Buronga, NSW, is Australia’s most underrated tourism attraction. I think marketing is part of the problem. They really should call it what it is: The Giant Box of Goon.
oh man! must go here!
Melbourne’s airport had an unusual visitor: a kangaroo hopped into a pharmacy.
poor little dude.
Ferdinand Bauer (1760-1826), Austrian botanical illustrator, created this Colour Chart for his field observations.
He would sketch a black-and-white drawing of a specimen in the field and note the corresponding colours from this chart, paint-by-numbers-style. Later, he would paint in the colour when he returned to his studio.
Bauer’s paintings of Australian plants are amazingly accurate. Before the age of photography, natural specimens had never been shown in such precise and realistic detail.
Stars Bursting In The Night Sky
Australian photographer Lincoln Harris collection ‘Star trails’, surreal swirls in the sky, created from a multitude of long-exposure shots and the effect of the Earth’s rotation.