Yesterday was ANZAC day, lots of remembering as it was 100 years since the first ANZAC day. Unusual for a nation to celebrate a defeat rather than a victory. Here is a statue of a real war hero: Edward 'Weary' Dunlop. It is at Benalla a great little town on the way from Sydney to Melbourne. It was his boyhood home.
'Lieutenant-Colonel E.E. ‘Weary’ Dunlop is an iconic figure in Australian memory of the Thai–Burma railway. Although only one of 106 Australian doctors captured by the Japanese and of 44 on the railway, Dunlop came to represent the self-sacrifice, courage and compassion which doctors and Australians more generally are remembered as displaying in captivity.'
Walking down Martin Place last week and found this, a new world record attempt for ... pulled pork. Really.
Today in Sydney’s Martin Place, Australian Pork recorded the Guiness World Record for the biggest serving of pulled pork. The exact record amount was for meat cooked and served on site was a very impressive 707kg.
Stopped at Glenrowan, a small town on the road to Melbourne. Ned Kelly made his last stand here, was captured and hung on 11 November 1880 age 26. He was buried in the grounds of Old Melbourne Gaol. Famous for making his own armour and helmet. Did not help him when they shot his knees.