I’m just crazy ’bout the way we move, doin’ the linkspam rock.

A whole lot of feelings about changing names upon marriage: Name Calling: Coverture in a Feminist Age.

Young and free? Why I declined to sing the national anthem at the 2015 AFL Grand Final and by Stan Grant How can I feel Australian when this country has told me I don’t belong?

Tansy Rayner-Roberts saves No Award the trouble of talking about Robin Klein’s Halfway Across the Galaxy and Turn Left, except maybe we will anyway because it is brilliant.

Australian cinema’s lost wave: the renaissance nobody’s noticed. “Nobody”

Australian Dollarydoos

Canberra’s bushfire-prone regions mapped ahead of ‘Godzilla El Nino’ season MAPS FOR CLIMATE CHANGE maybe I need a NA tag for that

Mango shortage in Western Australia’s far north forces fundraiser cancellation

But the fundraiser was cancelled due to a lack of available mangoes.

WA Department of Agriculture and Food industry officer Peter Johnson said it was a “strange” year for mango production.

“We’ve pretty much had two crops this year – there was an early one back in September, early October, and then there’s going to be a bit of late fruit coming in mid-November – and not a lot in between,” he said.

He said the cause was climatic.

“We had a little bit of an above average dry season temperature wise,” Mr Johnson said.


An interview with a(n American) former prison librarian.

The Fashion Archives: An online publication looking at fashion and fashion history in Queensland.  Rich with delicious primary sources.

(Bonus trivia – important facts about “Eagle Rock”, this week’s linkspam title lyric source:

Since the mid-1980s, when the song is played in a public bar, it is common for Australian students (largely male) to unstrap their belts and hobble around with their pants around their ankles. Ross Wilson of Daddy Cool, although perplexed about the origin of the practice has observed,’… I suppose it’s got the silliness that was part of the charm of Daddy Cool.’

The policy of the University of Queensland’s Student Union states no individual can be removed from the University pub, the Red Room, for dropping their pants whilst Eagle Rock is being played.

(Source: Wikipedia.  Liz cannot verify any of this, as she did not know any mining engineering students at uni, and the Red Room only came into existence in her final year because she is a million years old.)

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