The Great Divide

The Great Divide - People and Places is an interesting weblog that I've come across recently. Its main aim appears to be to post short biographies of interesting Australians from all walks of life, including Literature, Music, Exploration and general history. Each biography is timed to roughly correspond with an anniversary of the subject's birth. For example, yesterday's entry concerned Francis de Groot, infamous for being a member of the proto-fascist group New Guard, and who, while on horseback, upstaged the official opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge in 1932 by riding through the assembled dignatories and slashing the opening ribbon with his sword. One of my favourite larrikin acts from Australian history.

On the Australian Literature front, the weblog has featured biographies of such people as Hugh McCrae, Coralie Rees, D'Arcy Niland, and Miles Franklin. This is one to visit on a regular basis.

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This page contains a single entry by Perry Middlemiss published on October 24, 2007 9:25 AM.

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