Thursday, May 31, 2012

An Australian first

Something interesting I read today: organised surf life saving began in Australia. The first two clubs were founded in Sydney in 1906/07 (Bronte and Bondi).




8 comments:

  1. I remember buying a souvenir to support The Bondi Beach Rescue when I was in Australia in 1999. It seemed a very worthy cause.

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  2. Hello this is my first time commenting on this site. First off I like to thank you Mr. Richardson for converting me into a traditionalist. I'm a 22 year old American college graduate, (May 2012) and as a history major, I'm interested in learning about the history of Australia. Is there any history book/ textbook that you can tell me that has a traditional outlook on the history of Australia or at least a non PC/ non liberal perspective. I'm very curious of my western roots and want to branch out from my "America saves the day" (when it comes to wars)perspective of history, that is systematically taught in our schools. Again thank you for this website. Your writings gave me clarity about my own American political system. Your blog has been an eye opening and life changing experience for me. Please Mr. Richardson, never stop writing or stop your political activism. You truly save more souls of lost men than the modern priest dose in the halls of a decadent church.

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  3. That's a big compliment - it's much appreciated.

    As for history books, I'm not aware of any traditionalist historians. But there are a couple who have stood against the more radically leftist view. Geoffrey Blainey is one of them - so it might be worthwhile reading something of his (I think he's written a book called "A shorter history of Australia").

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  4. Just to follow on, someone recommended a history of Australia that was written a bit earlier - I can't remember it right now but if I do I'll post the name of it.

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  5. Christopher makes a very good point in saying that students often really cry out for a constructive understanding of their history and culture. Our culture is not something which can be ignored or passed over with happy consequences for us as individuals.

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  6. Chris, Mark was also the catalyst for my conversion to a Traditionalist worldview, so you are not alone.

    Hopefully this blog continues for many years to come.

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  7. Keith Windschuttle maybe?

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