Sir F. Chook, Inventor of Leopard Oil

Likeness captured upon a daguerrotype machine in Japan, July 1891


Wherein the Author reflects upon certain topical & personal issues of the Day.

The archive for May, 2012

The following lettres were posted during this month:

A Nocturnal Academe

Posted upon the 7th of May, 2012

Scene: Atop a stone wall of small historic interest. Arrive two students from opposing sides. D: Hullo, Chuffers! C: Oh, hullo, Duffers! What are you sneaking in for? D: I’ve just been at Buffers’ party, over at All Voles. C: Couldn’t get leave to go? D: No, I suppose I could have if I wanted […]

The Wonders of Ancient Mesopotamia

Posted upon the 2nd of May, 2012

I had the very good fortune to be treated to an advance preview of the Melbourne Museum’s next exhibition, The Wonders of Ancient Mesopotamia, and I cannot recommend it highly enough. By good fortune, shortly before the exhibition was announced, I had been studying Mesopotamia – the cradle of civilisation; birthplace of writing, of cities, […]