Category: COMMUNITY

What happened to the New Australians

 Peter Adamis Abalinx 24 January 2017 As we approach 2017 Australia Day I wonder what ever happened to the New Australians of the Fifties and Sixties.   Why did we lose that tag, when did it happen and why was it necessary to change the label as such? If the Kangaroo and the Emu can be…

IS CITIZENSHIP THE THREAD THAT BINDS AUSTRALIANS

Peter Adamis Abalinx 21 January 2017 As I write this, I am somewhat perturbed by the villainy of hysterical outbursts of key board warriors who peddle hate by demonizing something or someone alien to their environment. Great Britain in the Seventieth and Eighteenth Century were sending their recalcitrant members of society to the far flung…

Cobber Digger Mates and Mentors

Peter Adamis 18 January 2017 Those who have served the nation, worn its many uniforms and contributed to the security and longevity of this country we call home – Australians will not need to be told what the words “Cobber Digger Mate” mean. Better qualified, experienced and far more knowledgeable people than I can provide…

The Watsonia Victorian Garden Jungle

Peter Adamis 15 January 2017 As a young man, patrolling the jungles of the Atherton Tablelands, the High Plains, the jungles of Papua New Guinea, Malaya, Townsville, Tully, Rainbow Beach, Mareeba and Shoal Water Bay in Far North Queensland, one could not but fall in love with the jungle. I for one became infatuated with the…

The 1970 Westgate Bridge Disaster

Westgate Bridge – The author serviced lift on the right during 1970. Peter Adamis Abalinx 13 January 2017  I was a young 20 year apprentice electrician for a firm called J PARK Electrics, operating out of Brighton. I remember well the days when John Baker (Foreman) and I would visit the bridge to undertake maintenance…

A Second Chance

Peter Adamis   Abalinx 12 January 2017 Today of all days is an anniversary that will forever remain embed in my psyche and for me I will celebrating it a day of renewal. This day some twelve months ago, I was given the last of the deadly chemical cocktails followed immediately by my own stems cells…

Being an Australian is not an easy journey

Peter Adamis Abalinx 12 January 2017 Recently two minor incidents made me realise how vulnerable I am still at this age.  That despite my pride in my past and my passion for two distant and dissimilar cultures, I could not but feel residual anger followed by a sense of hopelessness at being misrepresented and misunderstood.…

The Pest society

Peter Adamis Abalinx 4 December 2016 In life we come across many types of pests that infest our environment. They come in all shapes and sizes, colours of the rainbow, smelly, dirty, bright, dark, ugly and in some cases beautiful pieces of art that one wonders how in heavens name can such a beautiful creature…

Myths Fibs Lies Fables & Fiction

Peter Adamis Abalinx 31 December 2016 High up in the Mountains of the Polis of Moreland lies the Pallaconian Brotherhood Leonidas citadel. Built over the years by many hands and with the hope that it will remain untouched by the ungodly hands of renegades and thieves hiding behind invisible cloaks. Although the citadel has successfully…