The Clan Fraser Commission: Part 7
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The Clan Fraser Commission: Part 7
The Clan Fraser Commission: Part 7

ABOVE: Vespa Spare Parts Tawell took a moment to register that the pause was for his benefit. He nodded his consent. ‘Here is what I propose. You will sell me some furniture, Robert, that you’ve brought from England of late, and donate the proceeds to Mr Tawell here. Of course, you will be compensated.’ Robert […]

New look, new approach
New look, new approach

Today’s picture is from a series I took while in Yogyakarta, of Vespas. I met this fellow near Prambanan. Those of you who have been to Oqurum before will notice that I’ve changed the appearance again. I’m also taking a bit of a different tack to the presentation of my photos. From now on I […]

Emerging Issues in Asia research
Emerging Issues in Asia research

Yesterday I trundled down to Murdoch University to sit once more in the Kim E. Beazley Lecture Theatre. It was the first time I’d caught the train on the Mandurah line, which would be enough to constitute a post all on its own. But the real reason to head down was to attend a round […]

The Clan Fraser Commission: Part 6
The Clan Fraser Commission: Part 6

He stopped smiling. If Fraser was amused, he was hiding it for the sake of his guest, who clearly wasn’t: Tawell really was the true Temperance killjoy it seemed. Robert pocketed the pipe and tobacco. ‘Maybe later,’ he said. The three sipped from their respective drinks, Robert and William tea, John water. ‘I suppose there’s […]

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A little strange to say... you may now follow me

I added a plugin to the blog allowing you to receive email updates when I post something new. So, if that’s something you’d like to do, there’s a little asterisk with the word ‘Follow’ next to it which, if you click on it, will allow you to do what needs to be done. As you […]

The Clan Fraser Commission: Part 5
The Clan Fraser Commission: Part 5

The Clan Fraser Commission: Part 1 The Clan Fraser Commission: Part 2 The Clan Fraser Commission: Part 3 The Clan Fraser Commission: Part 4 ‘No,’ the other man said, leaning back, ‘I know I haven’t been very forthcoming, but you will have to forgive me my confidentiality a while longer. An explanation will come, I […]

The Clan Fraser Commission: Part 4
The Clan Fraser Commission: Part 4

‘He was in The Cove for a few months, a while ago, said he’d put on a man on down at his farm to look to his flock. Then he was spending days at a a time getting Billy Blue to take him back and forth all over the harbour. Got so it was nigh […]

Edifying and not: two days in WA Parliament

Tuesday and Wednesday this week saw the best and less great of parliamentary conduct in the Western Australian parliament. On the first sitting day, members paid tribute to former member Jaye Radisich in a series of speeches in support of a condolence motion. Some of the contributions were rich with personal stories humorous and heartfelt, […]

Liberal National redistribution of wealth

The Liberal-National government have taken the revenue they obtained from taxation and redistributed it through measures to assist some of the most disadvantaged Western Australians, wards and former wards of the State. Earlier this week, Ministers McSweeney and Collier announced that young people in care and those previously in care up to the age of […]

The Clan Fraser Commission: Part 3

‘Won’t it rot by the time you get to England?’ ‘Well, I’ll have to store it in alcohol, it’s true, but I can get that and a jar from Doctor Wells easily enough.’ Fraser looked over Robert’s shoulder to the Commander’s assistant. ‘And what of the Governor? Doesn’t he object?’ ‘Why should he? Some of […]

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