On this day…in 1883

The most powerful volcanic eruption in recorded history occurs on Krakatau (also called Krakatoa), a small, uninhabited volcanic island located west of Sumatra in Indonesia, on this day in 1883. Heard 3,000 miles away, the explosions threw five cubic miles of earth 50 miles into the air, created 120-foot tsunamis and killed 36,000 people. Krakatau … [Read the full story]

Man faces court today for 2 deaths in Girrawheen

The police have charged a man in relation to two deaths in Girrawheen on Wednesday. The body of Saso Filkovski, 37, was found at the Danbury Crescent home, and the body of Venesa Farcich, 31, was found at the Arnos Way home. A 36-year-old man from Girrawheen has been charged with two counts of murder … [Read the full story]

Tommy Taylor’s SRU

Already this year’s election is prompting pollies to garner television coverage. Expect future Prime Minister hopeful Kevin Rudd, to appear more often on screen and in print. There’s been a sighting of the abducted missing child who was snatched in Portugal.  She would now be ten years old.  There was a possibility that she’d been … [Read the full story]

Migrating birds are just falling out of the sky

Fishermen have reported seeing hundreds of common migratory birds plunging to the deaths in the past week. “While fishing about 10 miles south of Portsmouth in England, we witnessed thousands of garden birds disorientated, land on the sea and most drowning,” one boat skipper told Britain’s Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB). “Species … [Read the full story]

Are these ghost POW’s on death march in Borneo?

Retired army officer, Major John Tulloch, had revisited the muddy track in Borneo where thousands of World War Two PoWs trudged to their deaths, only to be given a shocking surprise when he looked back at photographs he had taken. Major Tulloch studied his pictures and found what appeared to be hunched, skeletal ghostly figures … [Read the full story]

Dead Mates – Lest We Forget

Dead Mates Going to war on a hot summer’s day, To battle on the shore of Gallipoli’s bay. Battling the enemy they’re feeling fine, When the enemy thinks they’ve crossed the line. The enemy’s blow is like a fist of metal, The dreaded pain like a stinging nettle. The mates you’ve made while coming here, … [Read the full story]