Anniversaries and commemorations come and go daily. Most of us, even the best historians, miss most occasions. If we think of history as events then we are faced with a continually showering in the grains of sand. Nevertheless, we do pick out certain patterns in the remembrance of historical dates. The blog here reminds us of some dates where the local, state, national, and global perspectives entwine.
What Time is It? It is flow of a sandstorm that will on each day compress somewhere into a structure – sandstone, selected and only remembered in the longue durée.
On Friday, 18 December 2015, New South Wales Premier Mike Baird unveils plans for the forced amalgamations of local councils, with the number of councils being reduced by 40, from 152 to 112.
On Friday, 18 December 2015, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull meets Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during his one-day trip to Japan and announces a partnership between Australian and Japanese universities, as well as the possibility of joint military exercises, while expressing deep disappointment of Japan’s resumption of whaling.
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