Tuesday Travels. . . A Canberra attraction that is often missed by tourists

Canberra, as our nation’s capital, has many attractions for the tourists but one which is perhaps not as well known as the others is the National Archives. . . . “We are the nation’s memory – a living collection of government records illuminating our history and identity.” It is an unprepossessing building which in its…

The happiest refugee

I borrowed this book from the library.  I had read a great deal in the media about this book a few years ago but only now have I got round to borrowing it. Australia, at the moment is going through a period where petty politics is playing a large part when it comes to people seeking…

Moscow 1980 not 2013 can you remember anything significant happening?

I have just finished a book by Lisa Forrest called Boycott which tells of Australia’s controversial road to the 1980 Moscow Olympics. Certainly it was worth the read. I had only a vague idea of the politics behind the boycott but this book gives the background and the political manoeuvring that went on behind the…