On this day…in 1886

On this day, 9th January 1868, the last convict ship to transport prisoners to Australia (the Hougoumont) arrived at Fremantle, Western Australia. The prisoners would have been excited but also fearful. The heat would have been spmething they’re not used to for a start…and that’s before they realise that every bloody thing can kill you. One convict died on the … [Read the full story]

WA hit 2nd spot in Sheffield Shield

Western Australia moved to 14 points in second spot on the Sheffield Shield table following their stunning five-wicket win over Victoria. Set 362 to win, the Warriors reached 5-363 with 11.1 overs to spare as they completed the fifth-highest successful run chase at the MCG in Shield history. Liam Davis (108) and Wes Robinson (83) … [Read the full story]

Great White shark kills diver

A Great White shark has killed a US diver in what is thought to be the second fatal shark attack in Western Australia in 12 days. The diver, 32, who has not been named, was diving alone off Rottnest Island near Perth on Saturday. Witnesses on his boat saw a large amount of bubbles surfacing, … [Read the full story]

On this day…1968

On this day in 1968,  the Western Australian town of Meckering suffers an earthquake. At 10:59am on 14 October 1968, the town of approximately 240 people was struck by an earthquake which registered 6.9 on the Richter scale. No deaths were reported, but the earthquake injured 17 people, and caused an estimated $2.2 million worth of … [Read the full story]

Frolicking is not allowed in Williams,WA

The town of Williams in Western Australia is usually a quiet town. But a pub has been fined $7500 after CCTV footage revealed an illegal party with naked punters frolicking on the bar and helping themslves to booze. The owners of the Williams Hotel had been found to have acted irresponsibly by the Liquor Commission … [Read the full story]

The future tax’s of Oz

It would seem Western Australia are getting a military defence force.   The government has decided we need a special defence of valuable minerals up north in WA. Of course there will be a cost to the tax payer…water pipe lines, better roads and rail links. The military must be able to reach the entertainment centres in … [Read the full story]

Daylight saving helps the economy

A study in New South Wales and Victoria has revealed that workers are more productive in the summer, as there are more hours of daylight. This adds $70 billion to the economy. You can moan about Western Australia not joining in daylight saving, but they seem to be throwing in their fair share to the … [Read the full story]

The wonderful world of sex

Here are some sexy things scientists discovered last year. 1. Why beer goggles work: Faces that are symmetrical are thought to be the most attractive and alcohol interferes with our ability to detect lopsidedness. 2. Wear red if you want to pull a girl: Research shows women find men wearing red to be more sexually … [Read the full story]

Axed Dave Mitchell just wasn’t good enough

Perth Glory director of football Dave Mitchell has been axed, with his position made redundant after an exhaustive independent review criticised the A-League club’s recent record of player recruitment. Mitchell took over as Glory coach midway through the 2007/08 campaign but stepped down after round nine this season following a four-game losing streak. Despite boasting … [Read the full story]

The Music Industry in WA hasn’t got a clue

Gozzy Rock 2011 came and went…and are we any better endowed with the musical throng from Western Australia? There definitely were a few unexpected pluses, there was a lot of shit and the so called ‘Music Industry’ who judged the competition are out of their tiny minds! It’s no wonder there isn’t really a music … [Read the full story]

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