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Something a little different on Aberdeen Street

Made from gently rusting steel scribbles.

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Poll Sum; 27th July 2016


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As the name of this series indicates it is a summary of published polls within Australia.

Since the Double Dissolution Election of July 2nd there has been a dearth of polls. Even the final official numbers from the Electoral Commission have not been released. Not that this is a problem or anything new. The official end of the count is always five weeks after the election. The difference this time is that it is a very close result and in a time of instant gratification, there is an impatience. The main new effect of this apparent slowness is a sudden push by some background groups to change to an electronic system. This idea has been taken up by a vocal group of cyber-savvy supporters. This is despite the fear of hacking in almost every other area of cyber-space. The question should be; ‘Who creates the software and who would benefit from being able to play with the electrons and the consequent organised election result?’

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The only company continuing to poll is Essential Vision. Since the election they have released four polls.  Just giving the 2pp numbers is sufficient until a true Poll Sum can be resumed.

5th July –   L-NP 50% ALP 50%

12th July – L-NP 49% ALP 51%

19th July – L-NP 49% ALP 51%

26th July – L-NP 48% ALP 52%

The ‘Mediscare’ is finally sinking in as being based in horrible, grotesque fact and the general public has realised that $50Billion being given to overseas multinationals will not create one job in Australia and will do nothing to promote growth in Australia.

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Interestingly, the National Vote according to the AEC has swung Left again. It was out to around 50.37 to the LINO’s (Liberals In Name Only) when there were 80% of electors counted. It is now almost back where Poll Sum had the numbers three days before the election. That is on 84.19% of electors counted – it will rise to around 90%

Liberal/National Coalition 6,252,988 50.11 -3.38
Australian Labor Party 6,225,927 49.89 +3.38

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Malcolm Turnbull was able to fluke an election win on the day yet appears to have continued to lose popularity. How long will he last as leader?

How long will this dysfunctional Government last in a fractured Parliament?

Old Family Photos


I have just spent several days sorting out some of my family’s heritage.

My mother died back in 1983 and I inherited her Photo Album. A book full of mainly small dark images which were more of an ‘aide memoire’ than an illustration to be appreciated. It has sat in a drawer for years and I have looked at it occasionally. Mostly with despair because it was so hard to work out what was in the images.

Then I realised, at last, that I have a scanner which can take a little image, scan it at hundred or thousands of pixels per inch and so increase the size of the original and then I can play games with contrast and brightness and stuff. Thank you Irfanview.

Here I am three or four days later an all those images have been scanned, labelled and sorted!

I’m not going to bore you with all 2-300 images but maybe a couple every now and then.

When he came back from the war, Dad  went farm labouring. Firstly at a place called Canna in the Northern wheatbelt of Western Australia. In the aftermath of the depression and the war, the area was still quite primitive. One modern advance was the arrival of the internal combustion engine and that was where I first drove a vehicle.

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Another, probably more interesting photo was from his time with 603 Air Group. In between bombings and strafings, the aircrews amused themselves. As ground crew, Dad took photographs of some of the fun and sometimes wrote on the back of the photo. This was a US Liberator Bomber.

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The kisses were for Mum who was expecting me at the time.

Enough for now. Maybe some more later, maybe.

 

 

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Aberdeen Street facing Beaufort Street

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Why Are Letterboxes Painted Red?


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