Category Archives: History

Batt Man Returns

Kevin Rudd slams PM for claiming ‘first ever’ call out of reservists during bushfires.

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For Trump, a Twelver Gun Salute

WAS it really as basic as that? At every phase of the US-Iran ‘relationship’ since 1979, Tehran’s Shiite overlords had the world believing they were capable of any atrocity – however apocalyptic – to resist the Great Satan. The world … Continue reading

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The Bishops and Cardinal Pell: A Brief Backgrounder

THE feast day of St Stephen falls on 26 December – Boxing Day in former British Empire nations. The symbolism and timing of that is perfect. For millennia, the Church has had to solve numerous calendar conundrums, many of such … Continue reading

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The Pell Prequel

Sir Ken blows the police whistle BECAUSE he appeared there on a Friday, before a weekend awash with Boris, what he said is yet to resonate. The testimony given by Sir Ken Jones last week at the Lawyer X Royal … Continue reading

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Revisionism Is Just a (Cheap) Shot Away

ANOTHER fiftieth anniversary being marked this week is the 1969 Altamont concert by the Rolling Stones at which Meredith Hunter was killed by members of the Hell’s Angels hired as security for the event. A new book has inspired Mark … Continue reading

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How Agatha Christie (Sort of) Saved Civilisation

THIS weekend marks the fiftieth anniversary of one of the truly epochal events in the history of culture. On 30 November 1969 the Tridentine Mass – the usus antiquior – was set aside by Pope Paul VI (Giovanni Battista Montini) … Continue reading

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Bill Waterhouse

I was sad to hear of his death yesterday, aged 97. He was no saint and never pretended to be. But nor was he the tainted “colourful racing identity” of some ignorant imaginations. His most famous alleged infractions – regarding … Continue reading

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Inspiration for Victorians

I’ll definitely make sure I see this. The Michael Herbig-directed film tells the true story of the Strelzyk and Wetzel families who escaped East Germany to freedom in a home-made hot-air balloon in 1979. Via Instapundit. Deutsche Welle review: ‘Balloon’ depicts … Continue reading

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The ongoing suffering of contemporary Western women

Dear ABC: If you’re going to push ‘social change’ 24/7 – about Women still battling sexism in the workplace, for example – at least require your ism roundsmen to come up with better sob stories than this one: Simone Loone … Continue reading

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Danger Ireland

Amongst the nick nacks of my late father I treasure most are the old lapel badges he wore from adolescence right through to his final days. The most important of these to me is his RAS badge. Possibly beneath it … Continue reading

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