Thursday 24 June 2010

Welsh Australian Rules

Barry girl and daughter of a psychiatric nurse Julia Gillard is now the Prime Minister of Australia - apparently her hero is Nye Bevan. More Summer reading: earlier and unwilling Welsh immigrants to Australia feature in Robert Hughes' brilliant history of transportation and the early (European) history of Australasia "The Fatal Shore" - for me it was good enough to relieve much of the agony involved in flying back from Sydney last year.