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peter macinnis
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Sydney science writer and freelance curious mind
Sydney science writer and freelance curious mind

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How to insult ancient Romans, interpret cervets, confuse telemarketers and more: an essay in meaning.

http://oldblockwriter.blogspot.com.au/2016/09/insulting-ancient-romans-and-what-it.html

Out on July 1: Not Your Usual Gold Stories, released last September as part of a boxed set, now set free. Read more at http://www.echopublishing.com.au/…/not-your-usual-gold-sto…/
This is a typical Macinnis history, rocking the boat and challenging the status quo. Hargraves did NOT discover gold, but he conspired to make a gold rush happened.
This is not the history you learned at school, but I hope lots of teachers and other adults will absord and steal the ideas, and change the record!

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This is the sort of history that they ought to teach in schools, but don't.

http://oldblockwriter.blogspot.com.au/2016/03/the-wicked-publican.html

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The art of controlling your superordinates, lesson 1: making them unlucky bunnies. This is old history, but one or two of you may recognise somebody in this object lesson in warfare.

http://oldblockwriter.blogspot.com.au/2016/03/the-management-of-superordinates.html

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The history of the redback on the dunny seat: a quick look at the first three recorded cases. http://oldblockwriter.blogspot.com.au/2016/02/the-redback-on-dunny-seat.html

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Just a heads-up that I am gracing the air waves tomorrow morning at 07:45 AEDT on ABC Radio National.  The link to get the download later is http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/ockhamsrazor/ but you can also catch it streaming by clicking LISTEN through this link: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/. Time check: that is approximately 14 and a half hours from now.  I HOPE it's the one about one-upping the Pyne Clones, but I have two in the can, and no idea which one is going to air.

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I decided to start the year as I mean to proceed, by raising the nation's Net Grossness Index, with a blog on keeping cockroaches as pets. http://oldblockwriter.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/keeping-cockroaches-as-pets.html

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Australia had its own Sir Humphrey Appleby in 1898: a tale of terror, plague and frightening train rides to Warrnambool, at http://oldblockwriter.blogspot.com.au/2015/12/yes-monster.html

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At something like 0415 or 0420 tomorrow morning, I will be coming to an ABC station near you, talking on Overnights Radio about some of the more unusual bushrangers. http://www.abc.net.au/overnights/

If you don't have an ABC station near you, it will be online through https://radio.abc.net.au/stations/local_sydney/live?play=true

For timing, that is in about 10 hours from now.
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