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A NEW QUEEN June 21, 2005

Posted by wmmbb in Category to be ascribed.
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Mysteriously, we have just heard that the new Queen, Victoria has today ascended to the throne. You have to understand that this Saturday, 24 June 1837.

From The Guardian report of the events, we can confidently say this is an occasion for convoluted prose, not fawning you must understand, the newspaper wishes to disassociate itself from those rogues at The Times, and that the new Queen is a dear, sweet girl.

Her father, it seems, was a bloke, called Bill.

FURTHERMORE: Wednesday, 22 June 2005:

I do recall that King William Street is the main street of Adelaide, implying that South Australia was settled as a planned settlement, influenced at the outset by William Gibbon Wakefield, presumably before the ascent of Victoria. News to me.

The settlement of this part of the world, of which, as is obvious I know very little, is nevertheless a set of family histories with their ups and downs. Perhaps, given such insights, we might have more empathy for more recent arrivals.

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