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General Discussion / Re: Logging in comments
« Last post by MR on 31 May, 2023, 05:15:36 AM »
I see the warning in red at the top (interesting in itself - never seen it before), but I'm not so much replying to previous posts on this topic as reinstating it on page 1 - for no other reason than to see if/how it works, ie I'm taking advantage of the "experimental" phase we're currently going through! ;D
General Discussion / Re: "Ten Pound Poms"
« Last post by MR on 31 May, 2023, 05:09:50 AM »
Sorry to interrupt the avatar comments but my two-bob re "problems with indigenous people" is that I had only been in Australia for a few weeks/months when I went to Tennant Creek in the mines and we spent a lot of down-time under the local trees drinking beer with the local aboriginals and they were always entirely hospitable (could have been because we usually paid for the grog, but still...). However, down in TC (32 km away) it was a different story - one pub for whites and one for blacks. It was the local cops who enforced that rule but whether they caused the problems with it or just exacerbated them I don't know - but there was not a lot of sympathy for them from blacks or whites after a gang of bikies had ridden through town and humiliated the cops on the main street in front of the entire population!
General Discussion / Re: "Ten Pound Poms"
« Last post by LeeB6430 on 27 May, 2023, 09:48:10 AM »
Pam, whatever happened to the photo 0f you and another, that I massaged (with Photoshop) for you ? I thought you were going to use that as an avatar.
General Discussion / Re: "Ten Pound Poms"
« Last post by LeeB6430 on 27 May, 2023, 09:44:01 AM »
We, Meg and I never experienced any 'nastiness' from Australia's 'first nation peoples".
If there was ever any 'racist' comments then it more than likely, came from 'local born' ethnic euro Australians. It was always sufficient to 'give as good as you got' to resolve any 'tense' situation. It should be said that in those days (70's and early 80's) it was sufficient to have a beer and a laugh about it and get on with life. ;D ;D
General Discussion / Re: "Ten Pound Poms"
« Last post by PamMcD on 25 May, 2023, 02:45:54 PM »
My avatar is there but I did nothing to get it there.  I must be thick as two short planks.  These things confuse me, I will never get it right.
General Discussion / Re: "Ten Pound Poms"
« Last post by PamMcD on 25 May, 2023, 02:41:36 PM »
Was there ever any nastiness from the indeginous population though? 
General Discussion / Re: "Ten Pound Poms"
« Last post by LeeB6430 on 24 May, 2023, 06:58:31 AM »
The best 20 quid I ever spent (kids 'transported' free).
I never knew that you actually paid for your passage Martin, and that you weren't aware of the assisted passage scheme. I would have thought that I/we would have mentioned it in our snail mail comms prior to your arrival. I do remember the day you arrived in Adelaide on the Overlander train, ex Melbourne. - Middle of June, we thought it was freezing, (it may have been raining), but and you thought the weather was beautiful.
General Discussion / Re: "Ten Pound Poms"
« Last post by MR on 19 May, 2023, 09:02:20 AM »
That sounds like the infamous Ocker, Pam - insulting people was his role in life, so don't take it personally! I read an article about the 10 pound poms program and it seemed to focus on the multinational Aussies feeling that the poms were given an unfair advantage over migrants from other nations. The only bit that annoys me in retrospect is that I was so keen to get downunder for the good weather and skydiving that I sold my parachute and hopped on the first boat I could find, the SS Britannis - it cost me 237 quid from memory, and I never knew about the 10 quid program until I actually arrived in Australia. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!
General Discussion / Re: Replacing the Guest Book
« Last post by LeeB6430 on 17 May, 2023, 02:40:22 AM »
Hi All, this post is to achieve the same as MR did a couple of days ago ie. Elevate Topic in list. We shouldn't have to keep doing this :-[ :-[ ;D ;D

Also please note the Topic  'Logging in Comments' is no longer sticky - it is currently midway down page 2 - another post will move it up the list to just below the sticky Topics.


General Discussion / Re: Avatars on this MB
« Last post by LeeB6430 on 17 May, 2023, 02:25:33 AM »
Hi Pam, There are Avatar related instructions in my post (on this topic) dated 18/10/21.

There is one change, the text should be as follows:
Login using your 'username' & 'password'
mouse-over 'Profile' then click 'Forum Profile'
Click 'Modify Profile' then in the 'Personalized Picture' section
'Browse' to the required filename (in the Explorer-like window) and select it,
Then Select the 'Upload an Avatar' radio button.

At this stage you can scroll to the bottom right corner of the page and click on 'Change Profile' - You will get a green box indicating successful changes applied.

You can add/change other info as you see fit,  ie. Personal Text; ??Birth date??; ??Location??; ??Gender??; Website title - 208 Signal Squadron; and Website URL - There are two options for the last two items either none or both.

These fields are not mandatory.

Hope this helps. BTW are you going to use the photo that I 'photoshopped' for you?

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