2020 Big Bash – Update.

2020 Big Bash – Update.

In 1895 the Old Guv men and boys went to Mount Barker by cart for their annual wayzgoose. Our 2020 Big Bash could well be our Last. We need young blood to continue the tradition. It will be held on Wednesday, 1st April at the Buckingham Arms Hotel, Walkerville – 12 noon. The Cost: $35 … Continue reading

The Baobab Tree Lives On.

The Baobab Tree Lives On.

“The baobab is the national tree of Madagascar. Of the nine genera in the Word, six are found only in Madagascar [two are in Arabia and one in Australia]. However due to deforestation, three of these baobab species are endangered and facing a serious threat of extinction,” says photographer Emiline. “This photo was taken at … Continue reading

The Three Witches from Macbeth.

The Three Witches from Macbeth.

The Three Witches from Macbeth, by Daniel Gardner, 1775 © National Portrait Gallery, London Paintings of performers in character, or acting within a well-known play, became popular during the 18th century and often included celebrated actresses positioned centre-stage within dramatic scenes. Here, Gardner has painted Elizabeth Lamb, Viscountess Melbourne; Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire and Anne … Continue reading

Black-throated finch wins Aussie bird of the year.

Black-throated finch wins Aussie bird of the year.

Photo: Eric Vanderduys/Stop Adani [CC BY 2.0]/Flickr. The black-throated finch has been voted “bird of the year.” In Australia for 2019, helping draw attention to the species’ decline as human activities increasingly threaten its habitat. The finch’s victory was reportedly driven by support from conservationists, who connected its plight to deforestation and bushfires in Australia, … Continue reading