Sunday, December 23, 2012


Aboriginal meaning - a windy place

Wednesday, December 19, 2012



Aboriginal meaning - a place of drinking

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Down but not out

Apologies to anyone who bothers to check in regularly , despite rumours I am not dead lol , started a new job back in July and haven't had the time or inclination to do anything web related , my free time has been taken up with sleep.
Also just this month my free image hosting providers could stand losing money no longer and shut up shop deleting 800+ photos in my albums and leaving 90% of my pages without images , to restore all this mess could take days and I dunno if I'm up to it.
Anyway I have week off at Xmas so I will nut it all out then , be good.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Ripsaw Mad Max 4 Fury Road Vehicles - First Look

The forthcoming long awaited sequel prequel reboot remix of Mad Max is currently being filmed in Namibia , South Africa.
Over 140 vehicles are said to have been built for the movie/s , rabid fans have been tracking the construction and movements of these beasts for the last couple of years and there are now many photos of them turning up on the web.
So I decided to put them all together into a slideshow and YouTubed em

 No sooner had I done that than another batch of leaked photos have arrived , these ones showed some very interesting vehicles indeed.


Firstly we have a picture of the rumoured Ripsaw high speed tracked vehicle made especially for the movie by Howe and Howe Industries in the USA.


The photo was taken secretly while it was being stored in Sydney last year , before that there was only a part shot of it under a tarp on the back of a truck en route to Broken Hill, we couldn't see what had been done to it up top.


From the photo you can see a yellow 70's Chrysler Charger body attached to the top of Ripsaw , can't wait to see this thing in action !

The Interceptor !?


Next we have what could possibly the 3rd re incarnation of the Black on Black , the Interceptor !
As the movie is rumoured to be a " re boot " it was confirmed the Interceptor would somehow ride again  , replica Interceptors were bought by the movie company to be used in the film and 2 Black on Blacks have been constructed according to rumours.
While no photos of the BOB's have been taken in Namibia so far we have seen 2 of these silver Interceptors on set , this car is too much like the original to be anything but a 3rd rebuild of the old BOB.
Fury Road features a lot of off road type vehicles and it seems a lot of the action takes place off road in sandy wastelands , possibly the car is modified in the movie for these reasons , it also has a weapon mounted in the boot area , the dual tanks are gone and it looks like a gas tank slung under the back , larger rear wheels and a new paint job.
Shots from a different angle show what appears to be 2 blowers mounted on top of each other adorned with a human skull.
The jury is still out on this one !

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Beachcomber Blues


 In real life I'm a painter and I don't often post many pics of my work as it is usually on private property and most folk don't want their houses shown on the web for various levels of paranoia.
Recently my well patronized local takeaway asked me to spruce up the outside of the shop and I set to task last Easter weekend.
The old blue paint scheme was looking a bit dated and was tagged by Franky The Worm ( F.T.W ) who is quite a prolific graffiti artist here and indeed around the world , we decided there was enough local examples of his work and after careful photographing and documenting it would be safe to paint over.


 8 thirsty hours later and we have the new look Beachcomber Takeaway in a nice shade of Dulux " Water Raceway "
This new paint job has also re - ignited what I call " The Battle of Midway " , about 2 blocks away on the same road there is another small general store that for all my life has been in competition with the Beachcomber , the last couple of weeks has seen the new owner out painting his shop as well.
I went to school with a girl whose parents used to own this shop when it was the Midway General store years back , it's changed hands a few times since.
Bit of an icon the old Aussie corner store , lot's have closed down around this area , these 2 will keep battling for some time yet , history has shown !

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Hans Dieter Von Senff - Ravings of a Madman

One of the delights of researching the Gosford Glyphs is running into the odd ( and I mean odd ) psuedo archaeologist / theorist / nutter along the way , they can range from the UFO believing space cadets , to crystal bearing new age enlightened ones ( usually women ) or modern day self styled Indiana Jones type fellas.
I first heard of this Von Senff person while poking about researching the glyphs story and later on after I published an article on my blog he left some funny comments typical of some of the rubbish that people leave on that page.
Now 83 year old Hans is not an Egyptologist , far from it , he lists it as a hobby.
The challenge has always been to Hans to provide some solid reliable scientific proof that the Egyptians carved the glyphs at Kariong , something to this date he has failed to do.
Now I'm talking signed letters from the big wigs here , you know the Museum of Antiquities in Cairo for a start , and all the museums in fact ( any ) something legitimate from real Egyptologists.
Not pages and pages of why he thinks the carvings are real and what they mean , this means nothing if no one will agree with you - and no one has to date.
Hans has produced tomes of fantasy titled " Forbidden Archaeology " and also " Egyptians in Australia which have gone largely ignored by professionals and ridiculed by anyone who actually sat down and waded through page after page of dubious speculations.
Hans has pestered various people from the Minister for Environment for NSW , NPWS , British Museum and god knows who else in his quest to no avail , I would love to see some of the replies he gets and of course he would never publish them anyway.

A recent discussion thread at the Unexplained Mysteries forum was a lesson for Hans not to go spouting off in public with ridiculous claims without being able to back yourself up.
One of the totally mind numbing claims by Hans is that I wrote the book , The Encyclopedia of Dubious Archaeology or at least the entry on the Gosford Glyphs on page 119 , a claim that despite being shown many times to be false , he persists with.

Truth is however, that Steve Spillard, aka. Woy Woy Steve declared on a website "Unexplained Mysteries", that he never wrote the article in the " Encyclopaedia of dubious Archaeology"p. 119-122, which I do not believe, because I have yet to see a writer, who writes under a bogus name (not a pseudonym) and assumes the character of Steven Spillard. I have yet to see an earlier claim as to: "Why he suddenly disclaimed his authorship to the fabricated fiction, that the Kariong Glyphs are a Hoax, as Spillard claimed in his Article." Now he claims, that it was never written by him, but some unknown person, to whom he sent the information.

The whole book was in fact written by Kenneth L Feder and he contacted me a while back asking for permission to use some photos I had online of the glyphs , I of course obliged.

I'm an archaeologist here in the US working on a one-volume encyclopedia
tentatively titled "Encyclopedia of Speculative Archaeology" which deals
with a host of archaeological fakery. I am including an entry on the
so-called Gosford Glyphs. I am writing to request permission to use one of
the photographs of the glyphs that appeared on your website
( (It's the image
at the bottom of the page, a close up of the glyphs).

Thanks for considering my request.

Ken Feder

This is a copy of that actual email from February 2010 - see blog entry here

I think poor old Hans got confused when he seen my name under the photo that they used , it only means the photo is mine , something most publishers do.

( Photo from page 120 The Encyclopedia of Dubious Archaeology by K. Feder )

Now silly old Hans has gone around the web quoting Ken Feders words as mine which is quite amusing and he goes to great lengths trying to disprove me in his recent pile of garbage " Egyptians in Australia " a 140 page paper he has conjured up on the glyphs story - what a sad and totally pointless waste of time and I wonder if he is mentally ill or just an elaborate hoaxer himself , surely anyone with enough intelligence to attain a PHD would be able to tell quite quickly that I am not the author.

Hans also thinks that I am the only person to call the glyphs story a hoax and that if he can shout me down on as many obscure internet forums as he can log into that I will go away but unfortunately that's where most people end up after not swallowing Hans pile of old cock and they do a little Google search on the glyphs and end up on my web pages !
Fact ,  I am not the first person to report the glyphs as a hoax , there are plenty of web pages doing that and some of them for a lot longer than mine.
I am not the first person to de bunk the glyphs mystery using a little research , people did that long ago as well , all I have done is collate a lot of websites into one readable account.
What I did do though is publish the first local account of the glyphs story using some background research on the history of the site , I also visited Gosford Library and viewed the files they hold on the glyphs including letters from Ray Johnson.
I was also the first person to contact the surveyor who first noted the glyphs in 1975 , Alan Dash and published details of that conversation.

I am not the first person to discovers holes in Hans theories , he was virtually torn to pieces on the Unexplained Mysteries forum and took off with his tail between his legs only to post more ravings on a little used forum just recently.

But you must agree from a logical stand point for us to agree with you, you would need to produce some pretty good hard evidence to support your case, as from what I have read posted by Steve, it would appear not only has your research been out gunned but its been undone and out matched, now Im not saying you have not put the hard yards as I call it into your research Im saying is lacking a certain aspect of proof.

One of the members from UM has put together a very informative look at the glyphs debacle and examines some of Hans' claims in detail , he has a bit more knowledge of Egyptology than myself and it was good to see another unbiased overview of the story , in fact this is the best review on the web to date.

Gosford Glyphs Hoax Part 1
Gosford Glyphs Hoax Part 2
Gosford Glyphs Hoax Part 3
Gosford Glyphs Hoax Part 4

For my articles on the Gosford Glyphs please look on the sidebar menu on the left and beware of old German nutters trolling internet forums ;)

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Friday, March 30, 2012

Another 10 things in my junkbox

Staff panic button from Peat Island Hospital circa 1940's - I unbolted this off a wall in one of the wards while I was working there renovating the old institute for the mentally ill.
It's made of brass and can only be opened by a specially shaped key , inside there is a button used to alert staff that the 2 headed man had escaped yet again !


A woggle - a device used to hold a boy scouts scarf around his neck , you threaded the scarf down through the middle of it , it was made out of a vertebra bone from a goat that we ate at my very first Kiwi hangy , mum did the paint job , she was also a cub scout leader and the first lady Venturer leader in Australia


My old Hornby Victorian Rail electric train that my dad proudly bought for me back when I was around 10 , dad was a railway man like his dad.
Like all kids my age who kept there old toys we all checked to see if it was worth anything on Ebay as we got older , sadly a shit load of kids got this train set as well and it's only worth around $30 buck as parts to a collector , like I'd ever sell it.


A 1942 WW2 era signal lamp that was used on military vehicles in the Australian Army , one of the treasures my grandfather handed down to me


An old painting I picked up from the local markets dated 1922 , a good example of Egyptmania that was the fashion around this time , there was a great interest in all things Egyptian and it influenced the whole Art Deco scene.
It could also be the work of a returned Digger from WW1 who was stationed in the middle east , that's my gut feeling when I stare into it


A chromed bullet belt - I think its 7.62mm ammo commonly used by the military , I've had this since the old headbanger days and used to rock out with leather jacket , semen count reducing black jeans and studded arm gauntlets much to the dismay of mother and everyone in my redneck footy loving town.
Noteable moments were wrapping it around the head of a punk rocker in the middle of George Street , Sydney one night while my mate was getting the shit kicked out of him , I scattered the band of mohawked freaks and then spent the next 15 minutes on my hands and knees trying to find all my goddamn bullets which went everywhere .....


Post war trench art - this was made by my grandfather , it's made of solid steel and was cast in sand , this one had been used as a hood ornament on one of his cars , he also made nicer ones that were all polished up to a chrome finish and adorned large standing wooden ash trays that he also built , dunno where they went after he died.
A yes it is a Spitfire !


Paintball flag - our motley crew of mismatched camo wearing warriors had had our asses kicked in every game that day , our heroic captain decided he had lost enough dignity and decided to call it quits and left the team on the last game of the day.
The task was handed to me to lift the spirits of our demoralised team and I formulated a plan , hopelessly out gunned all day by teams sporting semi-automatic paintguns against our pump action yet very accurate paintguns I decided to give up the teams only semi-auto and handed it to the most crazy guy on our team , I formulated a plan to quickly flank the other team into a corner in the very first seconds of the game.
I ordered the bulk of the team to back up the crazy guy with the semi-auto and run like the wind to a bunker in the far corner of the field in the first minute of play , myself and a few others would lay and snipe across the small valley as they tried to counter attack our move.
The whistle blew and they were off , 8 guys sprinting like hell to the first bunker and the crazy guy out front blazing away on the semi auto like Rambo , 7 guys behind him in single file.
Across the valley I was delighted to see that we could see most of the other team and they were side on to us and did not know we were there hidden in the grass , we began sniping.
The guys had reached the bunker and were still advancing engaging the bulk of the other team , we were picking them off from across the valley as our good ol pump action sniper guns had the distance on the flashy semi-autos.
Then I made the charge with the rest of squad , we stormed across 2 suspension bridges in the middle of the field and entered the enemy base , there was no one left ..
I grabbed the flag , we won !
That night were wore our team t shirts with pride and ordered a stretch limo to take us to Jupiters Casino for a nights partying , the Woy Woy boys are in town !
The only face not smiling was that of the captain .....fuckwit.


Old bottles - I used to have some real nice ones but sold them in a garage sale ( stoopid ! ) , anyway these ones I've found since are left to right:
A 100 year old milk bottle from an old dairy at Wollombi , found that while were were painting an old sandstone residence on the dairy site.
A Spruso Hair Tonic bottle circe 1920's , found while digging around on the old Woy Woy waterfront
Old medicinal bottles found on a dug up housing block in Ettalong


Every watch I've ever owned bar one - Mum bought me the first one on the left , I remember going on the train with her down to Hornsby to buy it from a shop there when I was as about 12.
The second one is a flashy LCD one from the 80's , it was red and black and way nerdy , but not as nerdy as my LED watch which I lost , it was one of those spacey black plastic ones with the red LED display that came out in the 70's ,worth a bit now on Ebay :|
The last one was bought by one of my many ex's , it outlasted her .
Ain't worn a watch since.


You may like ....... 10 things in my Junkbox

Friday, March 9, 2012

Google harasses local mutt

Found this on Google Street view , had a bit of a chuckle ....

Poor old dog nearly gets run over by Google camera car and then gets filmed having a crap


Run doggy run !


WTF can't I have a crap in peace !


Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Just dropped in for a cuppa

While researching about the RAAF airfield at Woy Woy a few years ago I found reference to an aircraft crash that occurred at Umina in 1950 , the details were scant on the report and it wasn't until a couple of years later while I was interviewing an old local who used to deliver the mail on horseback that I found out about what really happened.
I found a couple of newspaper articles about the story just recently at Trove , an online resource of old Australian newspapers which is being added to gradually as they digitalise more and more publications from around Australia
A pilot on his way home to Bankstown was hit by heavy weather off Terrigal and he decided to make an emergency landing on the old wartime airstrip at Woy Woy , as he began to land he was hit by a strong crosswind and he crashed into the roof of a house in Nelson St Umina.
Luckily no one was home at the time as the plane tore into the roof of the fibro house , the pilot survived the crash but in a dazed state stepped out of the cockpit of his plane and fell off the roof injuring himself badly.
In one newspaper article it says " had the owner been home at the time he could have passed a cup of tea to the pilot " as the plane came right through the roof into the living room.
And funnily enough at the same time a delegation had arrived from Gosford by train to petition the local council to keep the airfield in operation , one assumes it was refused after this day !
The runway was also used by the Woy Woy Riding Club and was eventually built over as housing blocks were sold along Trafalgar Avenue.
The runway was originally built by the Australian Army for the RAAF in 1942 as part of a coastal network of airfields , designed to house 8 medium bombers as a satellite base of the Schofields Naval Air Fleet at Quakers Hill , Sydney.
It is thought that 4 bomber pens were built around the McMasters road end of the strip in the adjoining streets which were to be used as taxi ways to access the main runway , a clever piece of camouflage !
As the threat of invasion diminished due to the war in the Pacific , the airstrip was delegated to become an ELG - Emergency Landing Strip and no aircraft were based there full time.
The Army sold off and returned all land to former owners in 1946 , much of it was bought up by developers for cheap housing blocks.
It ran adjacent to what is now Trafalgar Avenue from McMasters road in the north down to Albion Avenue in the south , the small park opposite Umina Fire Station at Blackwall is all the remains of the actual runway surface and small glimpes of red gravel here and there are the tell tale signs , hence it's old nickname " The Red Runway "

News article at Trove here 

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Kariong: The Key to Unlocking the Truth : Part 2

These photos were posted in the Indigenous Times 1 Feb 2012 in an article by Steven Strong , they claim to be evidence of an Egyptian presence at Kariong 4000 years ago , firstly we have an " Egyptian embalming table " used to drain the bodily fluids of the Egyptian prince buried nearby as they would have us believe .
Some also believe that it is an Aboriginal birthing table , but my local Aboriginal history expert tells me that the local womens birthing site was at Somersby and not here and they didn't give birth lying down like European women do , most if not all of the native tribes around the world give birth in a squatting position.
So what is it ? , well its a geological feature not uncommon in the sandstone around the area as my geologist informant explains:
It's what I call (on my webpage about Leissegang-like iron oxide banding) a "master band", again for lack of any other term, such as delineates one co-set of iron oxide banding from another.   The band sets are quite soft relative to the 'master bands' between them, and in this particular case the core that would have once had a set of parallel iron oxide banding ('periodic precipitation' of iron oxide) has totally weathered out.
See more on this banding

Next we have the " ruins of an Egyptian complex " , looks to all concerned like a modern day section of concrete drain culvert , we'll have to await the carbon testing results on this one which I assume they must be arranging to back this claim.

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Kariong: The Key to Unlocking the Truth

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Kariong: The Key to Unlocking a Forgotten Origin Australian Aboriginal History by Steven Strong

 Until receiving a phone call from Nina Angelo (OAM), I knew nothing of neither the struggles involved in protecting the land around Kariong (near Gosford) nor that part of this land was now on the market. When on-site I had seen a lot of tagged trees, and a for sale sign somewhere along a main road, but being unfamiliar with the whole region, nothing registered. But once aware the land for sale contained the Gosford Glyphs, my immediate concern was in the vicinity, but elsewhere.

 >> The Glyphs site is inside the boundary of Brisbane Waters National Parks , it is not on the private blocks that have been offered for sale

So very close, a site we are convinced was never seen by non-Aboriginals until discovered very late in the afternoon barely three months earlier, is a rock platform covered with a set of sacred engravings of considerable significance.

 >> This site was documented by W.D. Campbell in 1895 and included in his rare book published in 1899 , as well as being known to local Aboriginals , the NPWS and local expert B. Pankhurst

 On this large platform we saw a fish, serpent, massive dolphin or whale, circles and a variety of shapes and symbols. Without doubt, it is an impressive gallery of ancient Aboriginal rock art deserving of protection, but there is one life-sized engraving of Durramulan (son of Creation Spirit Biamie) that is so unique, utterly unexpected, and obviously sacred, decisions had to be made as to how it can be publically described. There is nothing remotely like it anywhere in Australia. And that’s it. That is all we have agreed to reveal. The photographs taken late in the afternoon on this site, and in particular those of Durramullan, will never be reproduced or published through any form of the media but …

 >> This is because women are not allowed to see images of Darramulan or even mention his name in Aboriginal culture even to this day , it is secret mens business. ( also see below re public showing , were women were present at this meeting ? ) 

 Owing to the real possibility this land, irrespective of the credentials for or against the Gosford Glyphs, could be sold then developed, a different approach is compulsory. It hads been our agreed stance to categorise all the sites/relics we are sharing as being ‘found within 2 hours of Sydney,’ but that generalised approach doesn’t apply in this location. Those engravings, and other related platforms (one is actually located within this block) are now directly under threat. So, in the spirit of Wirritjin (Black-fella White-fella Dreaming) a compromise has been reached, beginning on December 11 at Kariong ArtsBarn, we will share these images in public forums under the understanding they cannot be reproduced. The distance between this unique site and that of the Gosford Glyphs is far too close for coincidence or comfort. As to determining the bona fides of this supposed Egyptian site, we have one advantage. We have had the privilege of reading Dr. Hans-Dieter von Senff’s thoroughly researched draft paper and approach this debate utterly convinced the glyphs are genuine. The many critics who dispute the origin of these engravings numbering over 300 are not sensitive to the bigger picture, and if proven to be engraved by Egyptians, these glyphs form a pivotal and historic epitaph to an Australian history very few would suspect. The engravings were first properly translated by Ray Johnson, claimed to be proto-Egyptian and accepted “as correct by the General Director of Cairo Museum, Dr. Dia’ Abou-Ghazi.”

 >> Ray Johnsons translations were sent to Cairo to a retired Egyptologist Dr Abou- Ghazi , there are no copies of any replies from Cairo saying that they are " correct " , they were merley accepted by the retired academic , the only replies that came back and which are written on postcards ( not official Cairo Musuem letterheads ) are scant and remark " It is good to see a different opinion " and some other details referring to the shape of the snout on the Seti / Anubis figure.
 Ray Johnson has no qualifcations in Egyptology or Archeaology and is self taught.
 Dr. Hans-Dieter von Senff’ has no qualifications in Egyptology or Archeaology , but has a PHD in Germanic languages 
The Museum of Antiqites in Cairo has not followed up or investigated this case to this day.. 

 However, despite the endorsement of the resident expert in Cairo, Australian academics with less impressive credentials are adamant this is an elaborate hoax.

 >> The glyphs were examined by Egyptologist Dr Gilbert for A Keating in 1998 and he gives a very detailed report clearly showing why the carvings are fake , to date this has been the most comprehensive study of the actual glyphs as they appear on the rock surface.
 In 1984 Mr David Lambert Rock Art Conservator of the Cultural Heritage Division of the NPWS examined the glyphs and reported that they were aged less than 100 years old and showed signs of recent activity ( some of which was recorded for years after ) 
Also in 1984 photographs of the hieroglyphs were sent to Prof. Nageeb Kanawati, head of the Department of Egyptology at Macquarie University, Sydney , he quickly dismissed them as being " amatuer graffiti that made no sense at all " Prof. Nageeb Kanawati undertakes yearly trips to Egypt to work on the excavation of tombs for the Museum of Antiquities Cairo , in fact he is held is such high regard that he is the only expert from another country allowed to excavate royal tombs. I would say these are hardly " academics with less impressive credentials " 

 Within two hours from Sydney, with a majority of the locations/artefacts to be discussed located close to Gosford, is a large collection of engravings/carvings that are quite literally overlaid in, or the genesis of, Egyptian religion. An engraved Ankh, an essential accompaniment to Thoth, placed alongside an Ibis footprint (Thoth’s recent animal counterpart) and what we believe to be the ‘River of Life,’ is one of many sites that stretch geographic boundaries. Two Ibis-men engraved into rock, both in profile with the head of an ibis and body of a human, seem to resonate to the same ancient Egyptian theme. What really did catch us unawares was that not only is the ibis and Thoth synonymous, originally Thoth was depicted in ape-form. And it is this more ancient representation, which is found twice in Australia that extends the horizons considerably. A statue found at Gympie, claimed to act as one of five sentries guarding the controversial seven-stepped pyramid at Gympie, is a depiction of Thoth in his more primal ape-like form and has been argued over and often ridiculed.

 >> The Gympie Ape / Pyramid stories are well known hoaxes

 However, the recent discovery of an engraving of Durramullan, again in profile, is less open to debate. The pronounced long forehead and protruding lips is reminiscent of a baboon or one of the larger apes, and so out of context when carved into a continent lacking ape or monkey. The engraving is ancient, carved by an artist aware of an African animal and Egyptian deity supposedly unknown until the British invasion.

>> Strong has never visited this site, He claims ( Indigenous Times for 1 Feb 2011 ) that the carving is of an Egyptian Soldier with a short broad sword. The head dress on the man is unusual and he has an Egyptian style beak but for any one who had seen the engraving they would know that the ‘broadsword’ is another man’s arm which is one of many carved over him.The photo he uses was sent to him by a local Aboriginal rock art expert .

 In what only adds to the quality and quantity of this cross-cultural partnership, there are two sets of Aboriginal engravings, one containing 31 separate and distinct human characters and the other five figures, of which three have human bodies and what appears to be crocodile heads. t is for these reasons, and many others, we are in complete agreement with Robert Lawlor, author of highly regarded Voices of the First Day, when noting the same origin and sequence. “The Egyptian religious practices, zoomorphic pantheon of gods, concepts of death and rebirth, sorcery, magic and medicine all have their origins in the primal culture of the First Day.”2 We see the presence of Egyptians in Australia beginning at around 5,000 years ago, entirely in keeping with a global history that saw, for a variety of reasons to complex to discuss now, the Australian Aboriginal mariners and explorers finally return to Australia at around the same time.
 We believe the glyphs and other Egyptian remains found ‘within two hours of Sydney’ bear testimony to a spiritual sabbatical to the place where Egyptian religion and culture began. That the Gosford Glyphs are so close to the sacred Durramullan site demands an awareness, agreement between the first Australians and people from a distant continent. The Durramullan platform is undeniably special, and the Glyphs are an integral part of this arrangement, unique not only in Australia but the world. The Egyptian crypt and engravings, dedicated to the memory of the son of a Pharoah, was constructed close to the Durramullan rock platform and could only be created with the consent of the local Aboriginals.

>> Crude attempts at creating an underground tunnel at the site was documented by the NPWS in 2001, and includes photos of stockpiled materials on site

 Of course, if Australian Aboriginals did sail the globe in ancient times this journey is dependent upon ocean-going boats being constructed in Australia. Up at the Top End there are many engravings and paintings of boats which are mistakenly claimed to be inspired by Maccassan boats fishing for trepan.

 >> The trepang trade between the Maccassan fishermen and the Aboriginals is modern history and is well documented , the boats pictured in Aboriginal art are Maccassan boats , along side modern white sailing ships , aircraft and even a WW2 battleship , the Aboriginal artists were very accurate here in depicting the shapes of the ships they saw.

 No such claims can be made for the engraving of an ocean-going boat found in the northern section of the area ‘within two hours from Sydney.’ The boat’s design, with a steep prau and stern, has one primary function: to sail through large waves. It would be a waste of time, effort and resources to construct a boat according to the shape and proportions engraved into the rock, if the vessel sailed in stiller waters.

 >> But where is the photo ?

 More importantly, this engraving goes a long way towards establishing the claims made by Ramindjeri Elders. If indeed, as they insist, their ancestors circumnavigated the globe in a figure eight then this sophisticated design would serve that purpose. That engraving and the Ramindjeri account provide answers to a series of unresolved questions that mainstream academia are unable to appreciate. The accepted presence of Australian Aboriginal people in America was the focus of Issue 35 of the highly respected science magazine Cosmos. The front cover carries the following caption: “Did Aborigines discover America? Startling new finds suggest Australia’s first people made it all the way to South America more than 11,000 years ago.”3 Of course, America was merely one port-of-call when the First Australians set sail.
“Dr. Raghavendra and researchers from the Indian-government backed Anthropological Survey of India project found unique genetic mutations were shared between modern-day Indians and Aborigines.”4 They “identified seven people from central Dravidian and Austro-Asiatic tribes who shared genetic traits only found in Aborigines.”5 These facts, along with newly discovered Australian genetic links to a hominid in Siberia referred to as Denosovian, necessitate the same means of transport: a boat. However, the plan of a boat is insufficient, also required are both the tools needed to construct such a vessel and navigational skills before sailing to India, America, Asia, Egypt or any other destination. An axe is an essential pre-requisite if building a vessel capable of sailing across oceans.
 In keeping with all other firsts, it should come as no surprise that the oldest axes yet found are located within Sahul (the greater Australian continent which includes PNG, Tasmania, etc). The oldest axe was found at Huon Terrace (PNG) and is dated at 40,000 years, followed by an axe found in Jawoyn land (N.T.) claimed to be 35,500 years old. Remaining within Australia, an axe was discovered at Sandy Creek (QLD 32,000 years) and another at Malangangerr (N.T. 23,000 years). In what confirms the antiquity of Australian axe technology, and by association boats, Angel John Gallard has in his possession a hand-held chopper (the precursor to the axe) which he believes to be no less than 60,000 years old, with the real possibility it is over 100,000 years old

 >> Most of these reports are baseless and the " implements " always seem to be in private hands , not held or examined by museums in Australia .
The existence of old axes and woodworking tools are not sufficient evidence that a large boat building operation existed.

 The oldest axe discovered outside Australia was found at Niah Cave (Sarawak) and is thought to be 15,500 years old. For any such an epic journey to succeed, especially so if claimed to have circumnavigated the world in a figure eight, these Aboriginal mariners must be able to navigate by the stars. Once again it all begins here. As announced by a team of scientists from the CSIRO, the oldest astronomical construction was found at Wurdi Youang (Victoria). “The strange stone arrangement”6 has “two points set in perfect alignment with the setting sun on a midsummer’s day.”7 CSIRO experts are of the opinion the “ancient Aboriginal sundial could be upwards of 10,000 years old.”8 Nor do these rocks stand in isolation, there are two sets of walls recently found in the Snowy Mountains, the first is aligned east-west , marks out the conjunction of planets and contains no less than 10,000 rocks.
 The second is at least four times bigger and runs down an extremely steep slope. Within ‘two hours from Sydney’ is a perfectly aligned five-rocked compass and another construction that is far more enigmatic, which for obvious reasons, we call ‘mini-Stonehenge.’ It is made up of 46 stones in the inner circle and 18 rocks forming what we feel are clusters of stars. The four directions are marked out by arches with a horizontal stone supported by stone pillars. All four constructions, although separated by hundreds of kilometers, serve the same purpose: charting the heavens.

 >> And again some photos would be nice 

 There is one pattern exhibited by the sites found ‘within two hours of Sydney’ that seems to be in open contradiction to an artistic maxim we assumed held fast throughout Australia. It was our belief that traditional Aboriginal art was region specific. Within this area we have found over 25 styles/techniques, many of which are claimed to be created in one tribal estate. We found evidence of the following Aboriginal artistic styles; Panaramitee; X-Ray; Figurative; Mimi; Lightning Brothers; Wandjina; Papunya; Hand stencils (two types); Representational; Rock engraving; Rock Pecking; Stone Arrangements; Bands across the body; Egyptian symbols; Bird prints; Engraved shield design (found throughout Australia); Profiled spirits and others we could not identify. So great is the variety, and the obligation that associated Dreaming stories are also present, we suspect this area was the inspiration behind Alexandria, somewhat akin to a continental repository storing the knowledge and wisdom of the nation of the First Australians. So where does that leave us? If relying on text books and academics ‘dazed and confused.’ However, there is an alternative route.

 >> Yes we should listen to a school teacher and some old guy with a PHD in Germanic language and take that as gospel , we should also believe that New Dawn Magazine and the Indigenous Times are credible scientific publications to publish ones theories in 

 We are convinced that the First Australians are completely separate to the Africans and were the first homo sapien sapiens. It was from Australia, not Africa, the first migration originated, and it is from Australia religion, gender equality, astronomy, burials, sailing, music, art, democracy and all the nobler pursuits began. And it is in Australia, and in particular the area ‘within 2 hours from Sydney,’ that proof of this global legacy can still be found.

 >> I'm afraid not

 References including his own work and his mates
 AAP. “First Australians Were Indian: Research.” Sydney Morning Herald, 23rd July 2009. Carswell, Andrew, and Robert Cockburn. 
“Wurdi Youang Rocks Could Prove Aborigines Were First Astronomers.” (Feb 05, 2011), Hayes, Jacqui. 
“Ancient Odyssey.” Cosmos, 2010, 39-47. Lawlor, Robert. Voices of the First Day: Awakening in the Aboriginal Dreamtime. Rochester, Vt.: Inner Traditions International, Ltd., 1991. 
Senff, Hans-Dieter von. “The Kariong Glyphs and the Prohibited Egyptians: Research Proves the Kariong Gylphs to Be Genuine and Exposes the Critics as Hoaxters.” 2011. 
Strong, Steven, and Evan Strong. Forgotten Origin. Lanham, Md.: University Press of America, Inc., 2010.

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Saturday, February 18, 2012

Narara 84

"Is it parsley or marijuana ? " the hippie chick was saying to the security guard with a 12 gauge pump action shotgun slung over his shoulder , "It could be real and then it may not be ! "
She was waving a sandwich bag full of a green substance in front of this guy and he didn't know what to do , he decided to let her pass on.
" Put the gun away wanker ! " another lark said , later on we found out this gun and a lot more had been confiscated from actual concertgoers.
It was 1984 and we were at the entrance to the Narara 84 rock festival at Somersby , like the year before we decided to lug all our gear in manually a set up a camp site , vehicle sites were more expensive and we didn't have a suitable bus or van anyway.
Once inside there were a few flatbed tray trucks that you could pile your gear onto and they would drive you out into the camping area which was about 2 kilometres squared , by the end of the weekend there would be 30 to 40 thousand campers and the biggest sea of tents I have ever seen.
After losing our tent ( it's the orange one ) many times last year we hatched a plan for 84 , me and my mate Phil got an old bed sheet and a couple of cans of spray paint and made up a flag for our campsite , it was a coiled up cobra with the words " Brain Damage - Woy Woy " emblazoned upon it.
Once we had set up our mother tent and it's ring of smaller tents we erected our flag and stood back and admired our handy work proudly.

Over the next few days the flag was to become a way point for others to find their tents as well , some even stopped for photos , some even stayed for a few hours.
That's when Superman turned up , an enterprising young lad who could see that this would be a good place to camp for a few hours and sell a few acid trips to passers by.
Soon we were all in a large circle on the grass and giggling at each other in the afternoon sun when a familiar face came into focus , it was Poofy Col holding a large foam esky.
Poofy Col was the local gay dude back then , in fact he was the only gay guy we knew in Woy Woy , he was also the local pot dealer.
He lived in the old block of high rise flats at Ettalong on the top floor , we only ever went there once to get some smoko and there was lots of darkened rooms with young half naked guys hanging round , I even seen a guy from school there and he said " Don't tell anyone you seen me here ! "
Col was an older guy who looked like John Lennon and even had the same round spectacles , he wasn't obviously gay and never " put the word " on any of us and I think that was why everyone called him Poofy Col just to remind you.
Col had his asian tranny girlfriend with him and the foam esky was full of pot , he had just arrived and had to lug his gear in as well to the other side of the concert site , he spotted the Woy Woy mob and thought we might like to help him lug in and we of course obliged in return for some of what was in the esky.
So we carried Poofy Col's gear in across the sea of tents like some kind of hippy African safari expedition , single file with our loads on our heads , Col and the tranny out front directing and weaving us through the masses of tents and people.
We returned to the safety of our campsite as the psychedelics started to kick in , one of the lads had fallen asleep which is probably not a good thing to do while tripping and we hatched a cruel plan for him for when he awoke , we would tell him it was Monday and that he had slept all weekend and missed everything ,we even told everyone within a 20 meter radius of our tent that if they seen a guy asking what day it was , they were to say Monday !
Then we woke him up - laughter ensued as the poor guy desperately asked everyone what day it was " It's Monday mate you missed Def Leppard last night they were awesome "
We then observed some going ons across the dam in Old Sydney Town , Old Sydney Town was a life sized replica of Sydney town back in colonial days complete with actors who played the parts of convicts and soldiers etc
Some of these actors were picking up the females who were pretending to scream and run with them down a grassy slope and throw them in the long grass near the fence to the concert , then they were sneaking under the fence !
Not long after the Police appeared on the other side of the fence and were checking the concert out , one lark walks down to the fence and gives them the finger and some obscenities, then another and another.....
Within minutes hundreds of concert goers are lined along the fence stirring up the cops , people were baring their arses and giving the bird , people waving bags of pot and general mayhem.
The cops weren't allowed on site unless the owners requested it and they never came in - how times have changed
Then there was the guy who had just bought a fake dope plant in a plastic pot at the markets and came back to camp to present it to those at the circle , we decided to set it up as some kind of altar god to worship and the guy knelt before it on the ground and said " O master what shall we call you ? " and he gazed blearily up into the heavens.
At that same time a small Cessna airplane with an advertising banner was flying over the concert site - Robert Plant Hordern Pavillion Nov 18
" Robert Plant ! "


Friday, January 6, 2012

Umina Kite Cam

Every time the wind gets up you will find these crazy buggers out on Ettalong Point getting some air time on kite boards , found this video on YouTube that deserves a few more hits


A while back there was an unfortunate chappie who got blown into the beach at high speed , dragged up to the road and face planted a No Standing sign at 80km/ph , the poor bugger had half his face cut off .