The Aboriginal Sacred Site known in English as ‘Two Women Sitting Down,’ north of Tennant Creek at Bootu Creek in the Northern Territory was destroyed in 2011. The link below is to an article reporting on the fining of the company responsible.
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The link below is to an article at the National Geographic showing photos of the Titanic deep in the North Atlantic.
The Titanic Sinks
On this day in 1912, the luxury liner and so-called unsinkable Titanic sank in the North Atlantic after hitting an iceberg.
ABOVE: RMS Titanic
ABOVE & BELOW: Launch of the Titanic
ABOVE: Grand Dining Room of the Titanic
ABOVE: Cross Section of the Titanic
ABOVE: Illustration of the Scene of Disaster
ABOVE & BELOW: The Titanic Sinking
The article below deals with some myths surrounding the Titanic:
The link below is to an article with some rare photos of the Titanic:
A letter from one of the victims, penned before he boarded the Titanic has been found. The letter by Robert Douglas Norman can be read at the link below:
Historic records can be viewed online for free until the 31st May 2012. For more information visit:
ABOVE: Captain of the Titanic – Captain E. J. Smith
ABOVE: Titanic Lifeboat
ABOVE: The Carpathia Rescued Survivors and
BELOW: Titanic Lifeboat Alongside the Carpathia
ABOVE: Titanic Survivors – Ida & Jean Hippach
For more on those who died on the Titanic and those who survived visit:
Here’s an article on pets on the Titanic:
The video below is a simulation of how the Titanic is believed to have sunk:
A museum exhibit on the Titanic has opened. See the link below for more info:
Marking the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, the feature film ‘Titanic’ is being released in 3D.
There is also a memorial cruise being organised.
For news on the cruise visit:
The book, ‘The Titanic for Dummies,’ by Stephen Spignesi was released in January 2012. For more on the book visit:
The Titanic Hits an Iceberg and Starts to Sink
ABOVE: An Iceberg in the North Atlantic
On this day in 1912, at 11.40pm, the Titanic struck an iceberg and began to sink.
The Titanic Sets Off On its Maiden Voyage
For more, visit:
On this day in 1124, upon the death of his brother Alexander I, David (Dabíd mac Maíl Choluim) made himself king of Scotland with the full backing of Henry I of England. He had been Prince of the Cumbrians (1113-1124) before becoming King of Scotland (1124-1153). Cumbria was in effect a separate kingdom to that of Scotland (known as Alba) to the north and became merged with it upon the ascension of David to King of Scotland.
His reign was one of warfare and expansion, with the first 10 years of his reign involving a struggle for power with his nephew (the son of Alexander I) Máel Coluim mac Alaxandair. With the death of Henry I of England, he came into conflict with King Stephen and expanding the Scottish Kingdom into northern England.
David I is seen as a ‘reformer’ in the Scottish Church, setting out to reorganise the church. The map in this post shows the boundaries of the various dioceses he put in place. He is also seen as a reformer of Scotland as a whole, bringing civility to a barbaric country.