1st Battalion troops at Lone Pine, Gelibolu, 8 August 1915
Lone Pine Cemetery,
Gelibolu, Turkey, 1920
Horace Thomas Dalton, of Cleveland, Queensland,
Father Thomas Dalton and mother Elizabeth Dalton nee Parker,
Trooper 11th Light Horse Regiment, Volunteered during the last year of The Great War as an 19 year-old and saw service in Egypt Died 1956 and buried in Ipswich, Queensland
William Reginald Rawlings, of Purnim, Victoria, Father William Rawlings and mother Bessie Rawlings, Private 8 Rifles 29th Battalion, Enlisted in March 1916, Killed in action, France August 1918, Posthumously awarded the Military Medal
*Images found at Australian Government websites and www.abc.net.au
Clarence Valley Council has made a positive move going some way towards addressing transparency, access and equity issues by committing itself to a 12 month trial, live streaming its committee and ordinary monthly meetings via http://mixlr.com/clarence-valley-council.
Council is intending to use the free basic version of the Mixlr live audio platform. There is an iPhone app available for Apple and Android devices.
Live streaming will commence in May 2014.
In 2011 57.8% of Clarence Valley households had a broadband Internet connection according to profile.id.com.
Council will be able to see the number of online “guest” listeners at each live streamed meeting, so residents and ratepayers need to patronise this service regularly to ensure it continues.
For the estimated 44.2% of households without broadband connection, the issues remain of access to alternate monthly council meetings held approximately 46 kms apart and the distances some residents have to travel in a 10,441 km2local government to attend these meetings.
Click on chart to enlarge Ensia.com: April 2, 2014 —
What percentage of all the marine life caught by industrial fishing operations ends up on our plate? Ninety percent? Seventy-five? Fifty? Not even close. Try just 10 percent.
The rest is simply discarded as bycatch — the unwanted fish and other marine creatures caught during commercial fishing operations. And we’re not just talking fish. The “other marine creatures” includes everything from whales and porpoises to turtles and albatrosses.
U ime australskog premijera Tony Abotta koji se danas nalazi u Japanu prenosim vam njegove čestitke i dobre želje povodom slavlja 10. Travnja, vama, i svim Hrvatima Australije a i onima u Hrvatskoj. - rekao je Mr Craig Kelly Federal Member for Hughes
Tony Abbott congratulated all Croats April 10!
On behalf of the Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott who is now in the Japan I am imparting to you his greetings and good wishes on the occasion of the celebration of April 10, you, and all Croatians in Australia and those in Croatia. - said Mr Craig Kelly's Federal Member for Hughes [Google translation of the publication Boka Cro Press]
The Australian ambassador to Croatia has been summoned after a Coalition MP was reported as passing on the best wishes of the prime minister, Tony Abbott, to a group celebrating a fascist period in the country's history.
Hughes MP, Craig Kelly, said he was "mortified" at reports he attended the Croatian Club in Sydney last week for an event marking the anniversary of the establishment of the Independent State of Croatia (NDH) in 1941.
The NDH wanted to rid the country of Jews, Roma and Serbs and was established after the invasion of Yugoslavia overseen by Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini…. Facebookpage oftheAustralian Croatian Club O'Connor (Social Club):
Australski premijer Tony Abbot Hrvatima čestitao 10. travnja -
Bravo Tony. Great to see only a month after Milanovic described Australian
Croatian's as "living in isolation" and Pusic described us as
"extremists" the Australian Croatian community still has a friend in
the highest office in this great land. Federal Liberal MP for Hughes Craig Kelly delivering his speech at a lectern draped with the fascist Ustasha flag:
In April 1941 Germans and Italians set up the Independent State of
Croatia, which also embraced Bosnia and Herzegovina and those parts of Dalmatia
that had not been ceded to Italy. Though in fact this state was under
occupation by the German andItalianarmies, Pavelić’s Ustaša was put into power—a takeover facilitated by
the refusal of Maček to take part in a puppet government and by the passivity
of the Roman Catholic archbishop of Zagreb, Alojzije Stepinac. Initially there
was enthusiasm for the independent state, but once in power the Ustaša
ruthlessly persecuted Serbs, Jews, Roma (Gypsies), and antifascist Croats. The
Ustaša planned to eliminate Croatia’s Serb minority partly by conversion from
Orthodoxy to Catholicism, partly by expulsion, and partly by extermination. As
many as 350,000 to 450,000 victims were killed in Ustaša massacres and in the
notorious concentration camp at Jasenovac.
a video broadcast9 December 2006 on Croatian TV, which
shows Mesic in 1992 telling Australian-Croatians:
You see, in the Second
World War, the Croats won twice and we have no reason to apologize to anyone.
What they ask of the Croats the whole time, "Go kneel in Jasenovac. Kneel
here..." We don't have to kneel in front of anyone for anything! We won
twice and all the others only once. We won on 10 April  when the Axis
Powers recognized Croatia as a state ... and we won because we sat after the
war, again with the winners, at the winning table. -- BBC Monitoring; December
10, 2006 The Sydney Morning Herald8 September 2005: But on April 10 this year, Mr Clarke attended and was snapped at a similar event - which the author and historian Mark Aarons wrote amounted to a "glorification of April 10, 1941, the day Hitler installed Ante Pavelic and the Ustashi into power as Nazi puppets". The function was held at the Croatian Club in Punchbowl - the same place where a meeting of the Liberal Party's newest branch erupted into an all-out brawl last year, prompting the arrival of eight police officers, three patrol cars and even a sniffer dog. Mr Clarke - who says politicians from both sides of politics are seen at such ethnic functions every year - has been forced to defend himself amid further allegations of his political involvement with far right-wing groups. Last night, the Liberal MP John Ryan confirmed he was one of several MPs at the Punchbowl function.... The Herald published a photograph on Monday that showed Mr Clarke in 1978 alongside Ljenko Urbancic, later exposed as a Nazi propagandist. Since then a number of individuals, including the former Liberal candidate for Auburn, Irfan Yusef, have publicly accused Mr Clarke of using religious wedge politics to recruit new members to the party....
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights Article 19
Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.
[Adopted and proclaimed by United Nations General Assembly resolution 217 A (III) of 10 December 1948]
Hi! My name is Boy. I'm a male bi-coloured tabby cat. Ever since I discovered that Malcolm Turnbull's dogs were allowed to blog, I have been pestering Clarencegirlto allow me a small space on North Coast Voices.
A Bazzamusing: It was hard to cadge a treat from the two-legs last Wednesday as everyone was talkin' bout that Barry O'Farrell resigning as NSW Premier. I don't have any questions about that wine bottle - what I want to know is why in 2011 after years and years in politics the man didn't own even one square foot of house or land according to his member's declaration.
A swear boxmusing: I'm in trouble. I have to meow a hundred times, "I shall not call Operation Sovereign Borders Operation Stupid B@stards and then yammer hysterically". What? Cats can't have a sense of humour?
An SPC Sundaymusing: I'm a cat so I don't eat much fruit, but the Blues Brothers budgies (who are into all sorts of fruit 'n' veg) tell me that SPC Sunday is going off with a bang and lotsa two legs are buying SPC Ardmona products and telling the world about it today. Over at Twitter on #SPCardmona
they are jumping out of their skins and folks at SPC Sunday on Facebook are happily getting into the mood as well.
A rumour has itmusing: Whispers are doing the rounds in the first few days of February 2014 that David Bancroft, a former The Daily Examiner editor and later an editor of the Rural Weekly, is taking a position as Clarence Valley Council's media/public relations spokesperson. In-ter-esting....
A fractured historymusing:On 1 February 2014 The Northern Star confirmed what many have suspected. Clarence Valley Council has been allowing local government paper records to rot in a paddock for years - When the NSW Land and Environment Court called for the documents to be made available, the Crown solicitor was told "they must be with the Clarence Valley Council". He was later referred to the Coffs Harbour Council but eventually it was discovered that the majority of documents obtained from the former Ulmarra council were "housed in a shipping container in a paddock" and the Clarence council believed it "would be a big job to try and access the shipping container because it is full". Justice Craig admitted he was left to "guess" what some of the documents might have contained.
A karmamusing: Maclean Court House, 9.30 am 12 February 2014, NSW Police v Geoffrey William Leviny, Case Number 201300148044, LC Sentence.
A spam is getting sillier by the minutemusing: This email caused a hoot of laughter from the two legs in my house - Happy New Year! 800,000 Pounds sterling has been awarded to you from my wife & I. Kindly reply with your Name, Address, Phone Number for details of prize if you are interested. Adrian.
A she saw redmusing: If there is one thing a house going paperless hates it's junk mail so She really was annoyed enough to say a sweary word when telling me the tale.
Unfortunately one new local business is choosing to ignore this advice and when the person distributing its advertising was challenged by my owner he asserted that the unwanted advert was not junk mail. Well, in all likelihood he is acting informally and not covered by any industry code of practice. But I think the letterbox stuffer was probably the CCW owner – so hemade a bad business decision that day.
A grinning from ear-to-earmusing: My human came home today all cock-a-hoop. A group of young lads from north of the Rio Tweed (who read this blog) brought the Administrator of North Coast Voices her very first mobile 'phone. I can't wait to see her learn how to drive the thing. Bet she falls over furniture, trips over apps and crashes into walls!
A thought to ponder:
In case of bushfire or flood - do you have an emergency evacuation plan for the family pet?
An adoption musing: Every week on the NSW North Coast a number of cats and dogs find themselves without a home. If you want to do your bit and give one bundle of joy a new family, contact Happy Paws on 0419 404 766 or your local council pound.