these are the timesdirty beloved


Two images of Australian women:

original image the image on the right is dated 1908.original image
Both circa 1900, the image on the right is dated 1908.
Images from the State Library of New South Wales.
I haven't figured out a way to backtrack information for the images themselves.
Browsing the parent directories is time consuming.
I did find Shackleton's Endurance and
137 images from the British Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, 1914-17
See also:
Super cherry bitchin belt-driven (mo-ped?)bicycle
More happy girls at the beach

Enchanting Melodies, Native Instruments
"...dedicated to Filipino musicians in the United States, especially those "old-timers" who performed during the early 20th century..."

twoFor though stern teachings of the Southern Cross
Replace the guiding Pole-star of our Northern homes,
twoStill shall "sweet influence of the Pleiades"
twotwoForbid our hearts to roam.
Hume 093


Hume 102 detail

Hume 103
New Guinea
Photographs from the Hume Family Collection

Lola Haskins at Verse Daily Jun.18.04

Moorish Girl has a reading list of Moroccan literature up.
A further exposition of her post on the winning of the IMPAC prize by Tahar Ben Jelloun.


Pagan Litany

...salt pines
lie broken by the wind.
It's nearly dark by four p.m.

Through open doors, small markets
like grave sites surrender
a naïve collection of supplies...

Paula Closson Buck
Poetry Daily

The Green Going On
Larry Bradley
Verse Daily Jun.17.04

Hume 280 detail

Hume 309 detail

Hume 318 detail

Hume 306 detail

Hume 374 (Darwin's Equatorial - as ready for transit)

the size of a house

A driver on the Hume Highway shortly after 9pm (AEST) near Menangle reported an object the size of a house falling from the sky.
The object fell east of the Hume Highway, possibly in an escarpment near the top of a hill at Bulli, police were told.
The meteorite was described as glowing silver in colour and similar to an artillery shell when it exploded with a bright flash on impact.
Workers at the Sydney Airport Tower said they saw a meteorite about 9pm, police said.
No other reports were received by police and extensive police patrols of the area did not turn up the space debris.

Daily Telegraph (AU) Jun.17.04


Hume 541 detail

Hume 555 detail

549 detail
Photographs from the Hume Family Collection

Eh, mister! Your fly is open, mister!
And says he:

— Mendelssohn was a jew and Karl Marx and Mercadante and Spinoza. And the Saviour was a jew and his father was a jew. Your God.

— He had no father, says Martin. That'll do now. Drive ahead.

— Whose God? says the citizen.

— Well, his uncle was a jew, says he. Your God was a jew. Christ was a jew like me.

Gob, the citizen made a plunge back into the shop.
— By Jesus, says he, I'Il brain that bloody jewman for using the holy name. By Jesus, I'll crucify him so I will. Give us that biscuitbox here.

— Stop! Stop! says Joe.


And there came a voice out of heaven, calling: Elijah! Elijah! And he answered with a main cry: Abba! Adonai! And they beheld Him even Him, ben Bloom Elijah, amid clouds of angels ascend to the glory of the brightness at an angle of fortyfive degrees over Donohoe's in Little Green Street like a shot off a shovel.

Ulysses, Chapter 12 Cyclops
James Joyce
extensive quoteparcelling at pseuodopodium r.e. Bloom and his day

Glenn Murcutt: El poeta de la naturaleza
"Igual estoy insertado en el mundo de la globalización porque enseño en muchas escuelas de Finlandia y de los Estados Unidos."
"Por lo tanto, yo puedo trabajar en Australia tranquilamente, con los ritmos con los que me gusta trabajar, y del modo en que me gusta trabajar."

almendron.comUna ventana al mundo artístico, cultural y político


Glenn Murcutt's aesthetics of need in the Meagher house
Flores Zanchi

Marika/Alderton House

To us, no-one has put their money more eloquently where their mouth is in support of Aboriginal people's desire to free themselves from the housing ghetto than Glenn Murcutt.

Banduk Marika and Mark Alderton
Architecture Australia

Magney House

"Forming an asymmetrical V-shape, the roof also collects rainwater which is recycled for drinking and heating. Corrugated metal sheathing and interior brick walls insulate the home and conserve energy."

Marie Short House
Kangaloon House
architecture of integrity
a singular architectural practice
Glen Murcutt won the Pritzker Prize in 2002
Box House
Nicholas Murcutt
link impetus dangerous meta Jun.16.04

The train, boss! The train!

Oprah has put Tolstoy on the NYTimes best-seller list.
Imagine a book that every three pages a salesman leaps out of the pages and chases you around the room talking extra fast and shining bright lights in your eyes.
Oprah works for that.
But the illusion is she's on TV because she loves her people. I'm not saying she doesn't love her people - she obviously does, I'm saying that's not why she's on TV.
The maintenance of that illusion is what's sacred, and like a lot of sacred things, taboo. You can't talk about it. There's no diagram of the hierarchy of power. It's the vast cloud of apprentice angels and their squadron leader. And somewhere far away, a God so undefined no pronoun will serve.
Everything's filtered and watered-down. Each emotional reaction is anticipated and incorporated, like the colors of the couches on the set and the clothes of the guests. Every bit of reality is vetted and if necessary depiliated or even castrated, though so completely off-screen it's not that hard to pretend it's not happening.
The reason this is important is there is an exchange of power for comfort, for growth, nutrition if you will. The power is something people are trained to not see. Their own power is denied them from birth and then given back in metered transactions that make it seem as though they were being liberated. It's exhilarating, and it can seem profoundly liberating, as long as you ignore what's really happening. The sexual constrictions and control of marriage practiced by most religions works on the same dynamic. Control a naturally occurring basic drive, repress it forcibly, and then give it back to the victim in such a way they think it's yours to give.
People are starving for truth and truthful stories. They've had stories stolen from them, been completely severed from the traditional story lines, and then had them given back as "entertainment" as though stories were a luxury; instead of the vital necessities, especially to children, they've always been. Stories are a form of cultural nutrition, they're vital. They're not luxuries any more than vitamins and minerals are luxuries.
Anna Karenin is good food, no question. People need good food. When California was invaded by the Spanish the web of husbandry and gathering was disrupted to a degree that the people starved, or they went in to the padres at the missions and, in return for their birth rights, got food for their children. It became taboo to see that relationship for what it was, there was only the gathering in of heathens, lost souls, and salvation.
It's taboo to talk about the relationship of Oprah's audience to what's now feeding them Tolstoy.
Oprah's the priest. The church is invisible, unnamed, and far more powerful in all our lives than the Catholic Church ever was.


From it and was anew at that time

Genevieve Kaplan
Verse Daily

All the following Australian images and links
through the portal of Boynton Jun.15.04

Hume 878 detail

Hume 907 detail

Hume 802
Hume 672 Roman mortuary chamber at Tipaza, Algeria
Hume 678 Roman Gates at Tipaza 1905
Hume 835 detail
Hume 835

Hume 943 detail
Hume 641

Hume 915

Hume 867 detail

Hume 943 detail
Cybrary, The University of Queensland

Woods family on Edinglassie, Muswellbrook, NSW 1890 — detail
At Work and Play - images of rural life in NSW 1880-1940
PICMAN database
State Library of New South Wales

Mrs Wienholt and Monbee
Photographs from the Hume Family Collection
Cybrary, The University of Queensland


Australian War Memorial
Picture Australia


Mr. Picassohead

you can do this
although the image on the left is all that was saved of the image on the right
story of my life.
thanks xnview
link Space and Culture

It is a great beast.

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