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A J Thompson
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tech geek, health & beauty practitioner, cyclist, rower, artist, writer
tech geek, health & beauty practitioner, cyclist, rower, artist, writer

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http://ajthompson.com.au/rockhampton-history/18540131-smh-gayndah-meeting.htm

Historical Newspaper Article .:. Concerns over Brisbane becoming capital of the new Queensland colony
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This historical meeting was reported in the Sydney Morning Herald, on 31 January 1854.

The meeting was held in the country town of Gayndah in the modern-day state of Queensland. Back then however, Queensland did not exist, and Gayndah was a very key town in the northern districts of the colony of New South Wales.

The meeting was attended by prominent land owners, explorers, residents, and future government ministers, and followed a previous meeting held in Brisbane to discuss the formation of a new northern colony, which would later become known as Queensland.

While supportive of the cause for a new colony, separate from New South Wales, those present at the Gayndah meeting were deeply concerned and offended by the idea that the future capital of said colony should be Brisbane.

This meeting was arguably the flashpoint that led to calls for further subdivision of the future Queensland colony, and most certainly, the formation of the formidable advocacy group, the Central Queensland Territorial Separation League.

170 years on, it is a subject that continues to fascinate and frustrate me, as I see every day just how right were the views of these pioneers, how the problems they predicted with having a remote and irrelevant capital in the far southeast of the colony, proved accurate, and remain just as relevant today.

Whatever your views on Queensland's history, this article is a worthy read, as they are the views of those who came before us and are written in real time by those in attendance, not tainted by fiction or romantic reflection.

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Some cool mountain biking tips. Going to go build me an obstacle course now :)

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Apparently I need to circulate this picture again. I've had a lady turn up today seeking my professional opinion on a treatment she received elsewhere. She thought she was being clever going to Brisbane for a cheap hair removal treatment. She wasn't clever. She has third degree burns to her labia. When she complained, the clinic told her it was a normal response. IT IS NOT NORMAL. You should barely feel the treatment. Nor should you need numbing creams or anaesthetics or after-treatment lotions. Any therapist that tells you otherwise is under-trained or using outdated equipment, which is why the treatments are dirt cheap. Ignore all the big marketing hype and please, please, please do your research on the actual therapist before getting this type of treatment performed - Hair Removal is not 'just a beauty treatment' but a paramedical procedure that should only be performed by an experienced hair removal technician.
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Another virtual worlds article I've migrated from the old site to the new, with a significant rewrite. More of a philosophical piece than instructional. Slowly getting all the pages migrated :)
http://ajthompson.com.au/virtual-worlds/blog/my-life-as-grownup-child.htm

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A video of the new MTB flow trail at First Turkey in Rockhampton.
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