Archive for November, 2006

Dickins, Dylan Thomas, beer, chips and fags

Saturday, November 18th, 2006

At the last minute I remembered it was the night to go hear Barry Dickins at the Collingwood Library. It was all very librarianish: the Arnott’s biscuits, the tea, the coffee. A couple of casks of wine would have been far more appropriate, and maybe the party would not have dissolved so quickly had the […]

Beer, Crime, History | No Comments

Abbotsford Man wins Australia Day Award for Lentil as Anything

Saturday, November 18th, 2006

Shanaka Fernando (left), Lentil As Anything‘s founder, is celebrating winning the Metropolitan Local Hero Award in the Australian of the Year Awards, 2007. According to the Herald Sun, he was last year living in a tent on the Elwood foreshore. His is an interesting life. He was raised a buddhist in a wealthy Sri Lankan […]

Abbotsford Convent, Abbotsford identities, Food | No Comments

Collingwood station tragedy described by eye witness

Saturday, November 18th, 2006

“BJ” commented on this post in response to my enquiry whether anyone knew the circumstances of a train running over a man at Collingwood Station in mid-September. It’s good writing. I have edited it a little. If anyone has any views about the appropriateness of publishing this to the world, I’m willing to listen. This […]

Public transport | 3 Comments

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