Tag: Boxing Day

Proclamation Day holiday

Whilst the rest of the world relaxes on their Boxing Day holiday, South Australians commemorate Proclamation Day. On the 28th of December 1836, after circumnavigating the globe on HMS Buffalo, the first Governor issued King William’s proclamation of the new colony in a place now known as the Old Gum Tree, a colony not of

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The morning after Christmas

Now is the morning after Christmas, amongst the half eaten treats, the dregs of drinks, discarded cracker gifts, unwrapped wrapping paper, the forlorn remains of a pavlova, cheese abandoned to the elements, the guests all home or sleeping still, and it’s like Christmas for the recycling people. This is my now, amongst the ghosts of

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