Thursday, September 27, 2007

Australian Identity

I believe this view was based on a normal Australian male living in those times (1958). In my view this image represents a person living in those tough times and who was fashioned by his/her environment making him/her the person that he was. This explanation also vaguely matches ‘Michael’ in Crocodile Dundee. A statement that well describes Dundee and drinks deeply on occasion. Although he is the world’s best self-confidence man. I believe there possibly was a lot of truth in this explanation at the time. Russell Ward goes into describing details like even words and I don’t think he could make this entire up in his head because it wouldn’t be published if it was totally not true.

During 1958 Australia was still a very youthful country with a small population based on people from many nations. The towns were small and jobs would have concerned manual labour rather than being ‘thinking’ jobs, eg: lawyer, doctor, orthodontist, etc. I think the conditions that exist in Australia back then could have shaped the person that Ward describes here to some extent. From my position this statement still holds quite a lot of truth, even today. They are frequently in the ‘public eye’ because they are popular and people know them from films or music and the media reporting of every scam and modify that goes on in their personal life.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Abraham Lincoln

The brave man of the familiar People. It had been an extended time coming. Terribly separated by the issue of slavery, thirty-one million American citizens were in 1860
Called upon to vote for 16th President of the United States. The Democratic Party meets at its National Party Convention in Charleston, South Carolina, in order to choose their candidate in favor of the presidency. Split over slavery, each section, Northern Democrats on the one hand and Southern Democrats on the other, presented its own conflicting proposal for the party platform.

In February 1860, Senator Jefferson Davis of Mississippi claimed that neither the Congress of the United States nor the territorial parliaments had the control to handle slavery.

Monday, September 03, 2007

Donkey jacket

A Donkey jacket is a minute buttoned coat, normally made of unlined black or dark blue woolen stuff; originally worn as a work jacket in the United Kingdom. When used as a work jacket, it infrequently bears the name of the company which supplies the jacket, or the name of the company for which the wearer works. The jacket usually has two large hip pockets, and at times an inside poacher's pocket. The donkey jacket is regarded as characteristic of the British manual worker.