PeterJ Aussie
lunawoman:

Bohemiart

lunawoman:

Bohemiart

dita-von:

Dita Von Teese http://lingerie-for-dita.blogspot.com
splinterskates:

fabulouslyfreespirited:

"On this great day, I, Prime Minister of Australia, speak to you on behalf of all Australian people – all those who honour and love this land we live in. For them I want to say to you: I want this to acknowledge that we Australians have still much to do to redress the injustice and oppression that has for so long been the lot of Black Australians.
Vincent Lingiari, I solemnly hand to you these deeds as proof, in Australian law, that these lands belong to the Gurindji people and I put into your hands part of the earth itself as a sign that this land will be the possession of you and your children forever.”
Photograph by Mervyn Bishop (1975)
**Gough Whitlam, we remember you..RIP**

1. ended Conscription, 2. withdrew Australian troops from Vietnam,3. implemented Equal Pay for Women,4. launched an Inquiry into Education and the Funding of Government and Non-government Schools on a Needs Basis, 5. established a separate ministry responsible for Aboriginal Affairs,6. established the single Department of Defence, 7. withdrew support for apartheid–South Africa, 8. granted independence to Papua New Guinea, 9. abolished Tertiary Education Fees,10. established the Tertiary Education Assistance Scheme (TEAS), 11. increased pensions, 12. established Medibank, 13. established controls on Foreign Ownership of Australian resources,14. passed the Family Law Act establishing No-Fault Divorce, 15. passed a series of laws banning Racial and Sexual Discrimination,16. extended Maternity Leave and Benefits for Single Mothers, 17. introduced One-Vote-One-Value to democratize the electoral system,18. implemented wide-ranging reforms of the ALP’s organization,19. initiated Australia’s first Federal Legislation on Human Rights, the Environment and Heritage, 20. established the Legal Aid Office, 21. established the National Film and Television School, 22. launched construction of National Gallery of Australia, 23. established the Australian Development Assistance Agency,24. reopened the Australian Embassy in Peking after 24 years,25. established the Prices Justification Tribunal, 26. revalued the Australian Dollar, 27. cut tariffs across the board, 28. established the Trade Practices Commission, 29. established the Australian National Parks and Wildlife Service,30. established the Law Reform Commission, 31. established the Australian Film Commission, 32. established the Australia Council, 33. established the Australian Heritage Commission, 34. established the Consumer Affairs Commission, 35. established the Technical and Further Education Commission,36. implemented a national employment and training program, 37. created Telecom and Australia Post to replace the Postmaster-General’s Department, 38. devised the Order of Australia Honors System to replace the British Honors system, 39. abolished appeals to the Privy Council, 40. changed the National Anthem to ‘Advance Australia Fair’ (confirmed at 1977 Referendum), 41. instituted Aboriginal Land Rights, and42. sewered *most* parts of Sydney. (Hard to believe, isn’t it, that Sydney wasn’t even sewered 40 years ago???)

All in his 3 years as Prime Minister.

splinterskates:

fabulouslyfreespirited:

"On this great day, I, Prime Minister of Australia, speak to you on behalf of all Australian people – all those who honour and love this land we live in. For them I want to say to you: I want this to acknowledge that we Australians have still much to do to redress the injustice and oppression that has for so long been the lot of Black Australians.

Vincent Lingiari, I solemnly hand to you these deeds as proof, in Australian law, that these lands belong to the Gurindji people and I put into your hands part of the earth itself as a sign that this land will be the possession of you and your children forever.”

Photograph by Mervyn Bishop (1975)

**Gough Whitlam, we remember you..RIP**

1. ended Conscription, 
2. withdrew Australian troops from Vietnam,
3. implemented Equal Pay for Women,
4. launched an Inquiry into Education and the Funding of Government and Non-government Schools on a Needs Basis, 
5. established a separate ministry responsible for Aboriginal Affairs,
6. established the single Department of Defence, 
7. withdrew support for apartheid–South Africa, 
8. granted independence to Papua New Guinea, 
9. abolished Tertiary Education Fees,
10. established the Tertiary Education Assistance Scheme (TEAS), 
11. increased pensions, 
12. established Medibank, 
13. established controls on Foreign Ownership of Australian resources,
14. passed the Family Law Act establishing No-Fault Divorce, 
15. passed a series of laws banning Racial and Sexual Discrimination,
16. extended Maternity Leave and Benefits for Single Mothers, 
17. introduced One-Vote-One-Value to democratize the electoral system,
18. implemented wide-ranging reforms of the ALP’s organization,
19. initiated Australia’s first Federal Legislation on Human Rights, the Environment and Heritage, 
20. established the Legal Aid Office, 
21. established the National Film and Television School, 
22. launched construction of National Gallery of Australia, 
23. established the Australian Development Assistance Agency,
24. reopened the Australian Embassy in Peking after 24 years,
25. established the Prices Justification Tribunal, 
26. revalued the Australian Dollar, 
27. cut tariffs across the board, 
28. established the Trade Practices Commission, 
29. established the Australian National Parks and Wildlife Service,
30. established the Law Reform Commission, 
31. established the Australian Film Commission, 
32. established the Australia Council, 
33. established the Australian Heritage Commission, 
34. established the Consumer Affairs Commission, 
35. established the Technical and Further Education Commission,
36. implemented a national employment and training program, 
37. created Telecom and Australia Post to replace the Postmaster-General’s Department, 
38. devised the Order of Australia Honors System to replace the British Honors system, 
39. abolished appeals to the Privy Council, 
40. changed the National Anthem to ‘Advance Australia Fair’ (confirmed at 1977 Referendum), 
41. instituted Aboriginal Land Rights, and
42. sewered *most* parts of Sydney. (Hard to believe, isn’t it, that Sydney wasn’t even sewered 40 years ago???)

All in his 3 years as Prime Minister.

ladyvyola:

Gold and citrine butterfly brooch, c. early 19th cent. (brooch at Sotheby’s)

ladyvyola:

Gold and citrine butterfly brooch, c. early 19th cent. (brooch at Sotheby’s)

Gina Palerme by Truus, Bob & Jan too! on Flickr.Gina Palerme

Gina Palerme by Truus, Bob & Jan too! on Flickr.

Gina Palerme

Gaby Deslys by Truus, Bob & Jan too! on Flickr.Gaby Deslys

Gaby Deslys by Truus, Bob & Jan too! on Flickr.

Gaby Deslys

L’Illustration-1909 Miss Isadora Duncan by april-mo on Flickr.L’Illustration-1909 Miss Isadora Duncan

L’Illustration-1909 Miss Isadora Duncan by april-mo on Flickr.

L’Illustration-1909 Miss Isadora Duncan

Belle époque ad for Cinzano extra dry drink by april-mo on Flickr.Belle époque ad for Cinzano extra dry drink

Belle époque ad for Cinzano extra dry drink by april-mo on Flickr.

Belle époque ad for Cinzano extra dry drink

belle époque portrait by april-mo on Flickr.belle époque portrait

belle époque portrait by april-mo on Flickr.

belle époque portrait

Anna May Wong on Flickr.Anna May Wong

Anna May Wong on Flickr.

Anna May Wong