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I don't know how this happened. I've become locked out of my blog. I changed the title a bit and now I cannot find how to open the blog again to make some changes. this tools part is the only entrance and I am trying to widen it. Ric.

Saturday, 28 March 2009

Lock the Bustards up. Throw away the key!

 US Army (USA) Military Police (MP) Private First Class (PFC) Jodi Smith, stands perimeter watch while new detainees in-process at Camp X-Ray, GUANTANAMO Bay Navy Base, Cuba. Camp X-Ray is the holding facility for detainees held at the US Navy (USN) Base
Photo of two accused human rights criminals.
Spanish judge accuses six top Bush officials of torture.
Criminal proceedings have begun against the senior figures over Guantánamo Bay detainee abuse..................................................................................
Chinese computer spy network uncovered. A study reveals the network GhostNet had invaded 1,295 computers in 103 countries. Check stories in guardian unlimited online.
Ric's Comment:Most americans will hurry over this article. They will be reluctant to admit its implications...that America is in many respects just as fascist as Nazi Germany. Like Obama they will want to sweep past evidence under the rug and pretend that the U.S.A is truly a fair and democratic country....when in fact the population is directed and controlled by the media, which itself is a propaganda machine extremely effective in killing stories of U.S. atrocities, entering into wars for corporate profit and bombing innocent foreign populations for U.S. Imperialism. That is not to say that many other regimes are much better.
However America will in the main, not tell itself about itself. Too bad, America, I am almost sad that your corporate profit- oriented corrupt financial and political system is pulling you down to oblivion.

Spanish judge to hear torture case against six Bush officials

Legal moves may force Obama's government into starting a new inquiry into abuses at Guantánamo Bay and Abu Ghraib

Criminal proceedings have begun in Spain against six senior officials in the Bush administration for the use of torture against detainees in Guantánamo Bay. Baltasar Garzón, the counter-terrorism judge whose prosecution of General Augusto Pinochet led to his arrest in Britain in 1998, has referred the case to the chief prosecutor before deciding whether to proceed.

The case is bound to threaten Spain's relations with the new administration in Washington, but Gonzalo Boyé, one of the four lawyers who wrote the lawsuit, said the prosecutor would have little choice under Spanish law but to approve the prosecution.

"The only route of escape the prosecutor might have is to ask whether there is ongoing process in the US against these people," Boyé told the Observer. "This case will go ahead. It will be against the law not to go ahead."

The officials named in the case include the most senior legal minds in the Bush administration. They are: Alberto Gonzales, a former White House counsel and attorney general; David Addington, former vice-president Dick Cheney's chief of staff; Douglas Feith, who was under-secretary of defence; William Haynes, formerly the Pentagon's general counsel; and John Yoo and Jay Bybee, who were both senior justice department legal advisers.

Court documents say that, without their legal advice in a series of internal administration memos, "it would have been impossible to structure a legal framework that supported what happened [in Guantánamo]".

Boyé predicted that Garzón would issue subpoenas in the next two weeks, summoning the six former officials to present evidence: "If I were them, I would search for a good lawyer."

If Garzón decided to go further and issued arrest warrants against the six, it would mean they would risk detention and extradition if they travelled outside the US. It would also present President Barack Obama with a serious dilemma. He would have either to open proceedings against the accused or tackle an extradition request from Spain.

Obama administration officials have confirmed that they believe torture was committed by American interrogators. The president has not ruled out a criminal inquiry, but has signalled he is reluctant to do so for political reasons.

"Obviously we're going to be looking at past practices, and I don't believe that anybody is above the law," Obama said in January. "But my orientation's going to be to move forward."(POLITICAL JARGON FOR WANTING TO FORGET ABOUT IT)

Philippe Sands, whose book Torture Team first made the case against the Bush lawyers and which Boyé said was instrumental in formulating the Spanish case, said yesterday: "What this does is force the Obama administration to come to terms with the fact that torture has happened and to decide, sooner rather than later, whether it is going to criminally investigate. If it decides not to investigate, then inevitably the Garzón investigation, and no doubt many others, will be given the green light."

Germany's federal prosecutor was asked in November 2006 to pursue a case against Donald Rumsfeld, the former defence secretary, Gonzales and other officials for abuses committed in Guantánamo Bay and Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. But the prosecutor declined on the grounds that the issue should be investigated in the US.

Legal observers say the Spanish lawsuit has a better chance of ending in charges. The high court, on which Garzón sits, has more leeway than the German prosecutor to seek "universal jurisdiction".

The lawsuit also points to a direct link with Spain, as six Spaniards were held at Guantánamo and are argued to have suffered directly from the Bush administration's departure from international law. Unlike the German lawsuit, the Spanish case is aimed at second-tier figures, advisers to Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld, with the aim of being less politically explosive.

The lawsuit claimed the six former aides "participated actively and decisively in the creation, approval and execution of a judicial framework that allowed for the deprivation of fundamental rights of a large number of prisoners, the implementation of new interrogation techniques including torture, the legal cover for the treatment of those prisoners, the protection of the people who participated in illegal tortures and, above all, the establishment of impunity for all the government workers, military personnel, doctors and others who participated in the detention centre at Guantánamo".

"All the accused are members of what they themselves called the 'war council'," court documents allege. "This group met almost weekly either in Gonzales's or Haynes's offices."

In a now notorious legal opinion signed in August 2002, Yoo and Bybee argued that torture occurred only when pain was inflicted "equivalent in intensity to the pain accompanying serious physical injury, such as organ failure, impairment of bodily function, or even death".

How to stop the Illegal Drug Trade.

We see the druggies as hopeless derelicts but they see visions as Children of God.
Drug addiction is a serious problem for society, in monetary, health care, and crime prevention fields..
Possible solutions:
 (1) Government would give access to any addicted individual of any addictive or harmful drug at minimum cost..
 (2) Supplying any addictive or harmful drug  to someone else, (unless authorized to do so) to be illegal with a 10 year minimum sentence. Second conviction for same offence, life imprisonment.
 (3) A substantial reward to be given to anyone,( addict or otherwise) who causes the conviction of anyone supplying an addictive drug or substance to anyone  else.
               (a) The costly war on drugs would soon be won. Then Society could recover from this  insidious cancer.
               (b) Drug dealers would have little profit from supplying drugs. They would have a great incentive to desist, because of high penalties.
               (c) Drug crimes and those crimes relating to the acquisition of funds for drug payment, would diminish, as would policing, health-care, and legal  costs.
               (d) Fewer new drug addictions would occur.
               (e) Fewer jails would be needed.
                 (f) More funds would be available for education against drug addiction.
                  (g) Taxes could be lowered.
More hospital beds would be free and folks like me would not have to worry so much about break-ins, home invasions, being accosted by aids infected prostitutes or just taking a stroll at night without being mugged.
Those who would resist this  solution:
 (1) Drug dealers, suppliers and manufacturers of  the presently illegal drug trade. 
 (2) Many law enforcement officers, lawyers, court officers, prison administration personnel,  possibly some judges and health workers who would no longer be needed in great numbers and whose jobs and income might fall.
and yes, morticians and grave diggers might have less work.

Friday, 27 March 2009

Border- hopper to freedom.

Nazi Germany had the Jews in the Death camps construct much of the infrastrucure as slave labor.
Israel employs out- of- work Palestinians to construct their own internment walls and pays them approximately $2 a day.
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National Guard members raise the height of the fence on the San Isidro/Tijuana border. The fence is being built both by the National Guard and private contractors.
Why building walls between countries, such as Mexico-U.S.A., Canada-U.S.A or Palestine-Israel  is so costly and useless.
A hang-glider built for a few hundred dollars, reusable and launchable from just about anywhere can defeat any fence. Also small unmanned  gliders similar to box-kites built for a couple of hundred dollars with radio control could drop packages etc into rogue states such as Taliban areas.
 Even a roman style ballista could send a barrel containing a man half a mile over any barrier and equipped with a parachute would fall gently to ground.

How High, how far? This depends a lot on the conditions in which it is flown, but flights in excess of 300 miles in length and altitudes of well over 20,000 ft. MSL have been recorded. (These last have all been with FAA permission for the rules lawyers reading this). More typically, pilots in the summer in the western US will frequently achieve altitudes of 5,000 to 10,000 ft AGL and fly for over 100 mile YouTube - Homebuilt Power Unit / Powered Hang glider

Questions about Maria.

Who was the first child born to 'free' parents in NSW?

There is some conjecture about the first European birth on Australian soil, but William Nash seems to be the prime candidate. His father, also William, was a Marine Private and his mother was Maria Haynes, who came as his common-law wife (they were not married until later). There are biographical entries on both parents in The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet, by Mollie Gillen, published in 1989 (pp. 261-262). The book also lists those who were born on the voyage. William Nash was baptised on 25 May 1788 (his actual birth date is not known), and died on 19 June 1789. A search of the NSW Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages Historical Indexes will show that the Birth Registry number is "1A/1788", which indicates that his is the first entry in the register for 1788 (although not necessarily proving that his was the first birth). Digitised copies of his baptismal and death register entries can be purchased from the Registry. Governor Phillip's reports are published in The Historical Records of Australia Series 1 Volume 1, but there is no mention of the first birth in the colony; on 12 February 1790 he simply states the number of births (59) and deaths (72) that had occurred to date. Unless further records are discovered, we will probably now never know definitely who was the "first born", but William Nash is the most likely. (web-editor Cedric Williams: this would make William my grandfather's grandmother's brother or my great great great uncle, wouldn't it?

John Williams
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M, #15211
John was married to Sarah Nash, daughter of William Nash and Maria Haynes, in 1814 at St John's Church of England, Parramatta, NSW, Australia. (Maria Haynes: convict 7 years.) .. * Nash Family History I came across an article by Carol Baxter, a distant cousin, written in 2000 but still on the internet under "Whatever happened to Maria". "Maria was only 16 0r 17 years of age..." Right on, Carol, but our gr gr grandfather was already bedding her without the benefit of marriage. In fact, he was not breaking any law that I know because the age of consent was only twelve at the time and was not changed until 1885, when it was first fourteen and then sixteen. Governor Phillip in his journals deplores the young whores some only eleven or twelve who proliferated in the settlement catering to convicts and marines. The use of the "Female Factory" as a brothel is well documented. There is much documentation of the sexual and "romantic" activities going on betweeen convict women and crew members and marines on board. They mingled and slept together freely. Authorities did not give a damn. You have not explained the marriage documents she had in her possessions when she "married" William Nash. I am refering to your own book "Nash, First Fleeters and Founding Families." I don't know whether Maria was really married to Luke Haynes (Hines) or not and neither do you. You quote your esteemed membership in genealogical associations and your various publications, but that does not give you license to proffer your opinions as fact without any proof. You castigate other historians and writers in their opinions, but you show naivite concerning the human relationships of those turbulent times. Apparantly you would like Maria to have been a chaste young girl, because she was our great great great grandmother, but in all likelihood she was just one of the hundreds of young girls around Portsmouth harbour giving favours to crew members and marines for a consideration. I don't know that was so, but you don't know it was not so. There was no work to be had except as a servant and Maria may have preferred romance to drudging for one guinea a year and always saying "Yes, ma'am, right away ma'am!" What we do know is she was about fifteen and hanging around the docks without parental supervision. She may have married Luke Haynes and William Nash may have won her in a card game or might have fought for her, as my own father fought for my seventeen- year- old mother, knocking Wattie Webb down on Sutherland railway station in 1931. Times have changed but passions have not. The authorities in that era were concerned in keeping the peace and getting the riff-raff out of England to Sydney Cove, as a bulwark to French expansion, and a convenient solution to the too frequent hangings for petty crimes. That is not to say they were "riff-raff" On the contrary I believe the convicts and marines were as decent as they could be under an oppressive social system, where only the rich or gentry were considered of worth. Next follows part of the article by Carol. ****************************************************************8 ..............The conclusion that Maria was the estranged wife of Luke Haynes is just as curious. Both Carter and the researchers who originally proposed this idea clearly ignored the fact that Maria was only 16 or 17 years of age when the Fleet sailed, a very young age for supposedly having had multiple serious relationships. They also failed to ask themselves why they thought that the authorities would have approved the passage of one marine's "de facto" wife when she was already married to another marine who was travelling with the Fleet. The evidence of William Nash's own court case in 1803, which is well known to all Nash researchers, shows that the authorities considered wives a "possession" of their husbands. Clearly they would not have allowed one man's possession to travel with another man, both because of the attitude to women at that time and, most significantly, because the potential for conflict during a very long and treacherous sea voyage would have been too great. In this case the ramifications would have been even more serious as it supposedly involved the brutal Luke Haynes....... ..
Maria Haynes (I15123)
Name: Maria Haynes Gender: Female Female Birth: 1770 -- England Death: 13 November 1844 -- Castlereagh, NSW, -Australia
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Birth 1770 England

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1788 (Age 18) William Nash (I15124) - [Relationship Chart]

Marriage 13 February 1789 (Age 19) William Nash - ‎[View Family ‎(F3868)‎‎] St Phillip's Church, Sydney, NSW, -Australia

Birth of a child
1792 (Age 22) John Nash (I15125) - [Relationship Chart]

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1793 (Age 23) Mary Nash (I15126) - [Relationship Chart]

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1795 (Age 25) William Nash (I15127) - [Relationship Chart]

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1797 (Age 27) George Nash (I15128) - [Relationship Chart]

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1798 (Age 28) Sarah Nash (I15129) - [Relationship Chart]

Death of a child 1808 (Age 38) William Nash (I15127) (Age 13) - [Relationship Chart]

Death of spouse 13 December 1820 (Age 50) Robert Guy (I15130) (Age 57) - [Relationship Chart]

Birth of a grandchild
1827 (Age 57) George Nash (I15133) - [Relationship Chart]

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1829 (Age 59) John Nash (I15134) - [Relationship Chart]

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1831 (Age 61) Esther Nash (I15135) - [Relationship Chart]

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1834 (Age 64) William Nash (I15136) - [Relationship Chart]

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1836 (Age 66) James Nash (I15137) - [Relationship Chart]

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1838 (Age 68) Mary Nash (I15138) - [Relationship Chart]

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1840 (Age 70) Sarah Nash (I15139) - [Relationship Chart]

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1843 (Age 73) Maria Nash (I15140) - [Relationship Chart]

Death 13 November 1844 (Age 74) Castlereagh, NSW, -Australia

Note: Death is registered under the name of Maria Nash.
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Bass and Flinders visited Broken Bay in the 1790s and recruited Bungary

 from the indigenous population. Bungary accompanied them on a number of journeys,

  including the circumnavigation of Australia.

The first land grant on the Central Coast was made to ex-marine of the First Fleet,

 William Nash, in 1811 but he did not settle there. The proximity of a penal colony

 at Newcastle discouraged settlement and the rugged terrain made the area a haven

 for smugglers, moonshiners, escapee convicts and ticket-of-leave men.

The first white settlers were drawn by the possibilities of exploiting the local 

supplies of cedar, forest oak, blue gum and other hardwoods. Boat building

 also began at this time and continued until World War I.

Small settlers took up land on the ocean shores, growing small plots of maize , onions, potatoes and hay. Others began dairying or gathered cockle shells  which were loaded on to ketches and sent off for lime-burning. The gentry  purchased the timbered areas along Erina and Narara Creeks.
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William Nash

William Nash

M, #15124, b. 25 May 1789, d. 19 June 1889
FatherWilliam Nash
MotherMaria Haynes b. 1770, d. 13 November 1844
William Nash|b. 25 May 1789\nd. 19 Jun 1889|p7954.htm|William Nash||p7952.htm|Maria Haynes|b. 1770\nd. 13 Nov 1844|p7953.htm|||||||||||||
BirthWilliam Nash was born in 1788 at Sydney, NSW, Australia.1
Baptism*He was baptized on Monday, 25 May 1789 at  St Phillip's Church, Sydney, NSW, Australia.
He was the son of William Nash and Maria Haynes.
Death*William Nash died on Wednesday, 19 June 1889 a t Windsor, NSW, Australia, at age 100. (?)


  1. [S2] Index of BDM records, NSW BDM, Denomination: Church of England Parish: Sydney, St Phillip's Volume Reference: V178823 1A Registration Year: 1788. (Can this be true? Did not William disappear from the Colony
  2.  with his father the first William Nash? Ric)

Convict women in Port Jackson

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In 1788 the First Fleet landed at Camp Cove in Port Jackson with the 'cargo' of convicts which helped establish the penal colony of New South Wales. One in five of the convicts to arrive in the penal colony (1788-1823) was female and they made up the largest group of female colonists in Port Jackson.

The typical convict woman was in her twenties. She was from England or Ireland and had been convicted of robbery - sentenced for seven years as punishment for her crime. She was single and could read but not write. Many convict women were first offenders and given sentences of transportation for crimes that were quite minor, such as pick pocketing, shoplifting or prostitution.

Stories of three very different convict women who lived in colonial Sydney or Port Jackson between 1788 and 1850 follow: Mary Bryant, Mary Reibey and Esther Abrahams.

First Fleet convicts

The conditions that emigrant women suffered on the ships were woeful. The experience of the one hundred female convicts aboard the Lady Penrhyn of the First Fleet highlights the terrible conditions.

They arrived on board after years of imprisonment at Newgate Prison in London, or county prisons. Many of the women were ill with disease and half-naked - their clothes worn out or rotted away - and they had not been allowed to bathe for months. Five women died before they even left England and many others died on the journey or soon after arrival.

A daring escape - Mary Bryant

Among the arrivals with the First Fleet was Mary Bryant (also known as Mary Broad).


* First Fleet Home Page.

In 1786 at age 21, Mary was found guilty of stealing a cloak and was sentenced to death. Luckily for Mary, her sentence was later changed to seven years transportation. On the way to Australia, she became pregnant and gave birth to a daughter whom she named Charlotte, after the ship they sailed on. On board was another convict named William Bryant. Mary and William were married on 10 February 1788, just after arrival in the colony. They later had a son together, Emmanuel.

In just a few months, the food the First Fleet had brought with it had run out or was rotten. The convicts were almost starving and many people died. Desperate and hungry, Mary, William and several other men decided that they would try to escape from the settlement of Port Jackson.

They left at night on 28 March 1791, stealing the Governor's tiny boat for their use. They headed for Timor, north of Australia, where many Dutch colonial settlements were.

Amazingly, all of the escapees (including Mary's two small children) survived the long journey to Coupang on Timor Island, arriving there on June 5. Their journey was over 5000 kilometres and would have been incredibly difficult and dangerous.

Upon arrival in Coupang, the escapees told the Dutch Governor they were survivors from a shipwreck. At first their story was believed but soon the Dutch authorities learned who they really were. All were locked up and sent to Batavia (current day Jakarta), where Emmanuel and William died after contracting a disease. Three others who had made the long journey also died. Mary and her daughter Charlotte were sent back to England, but Charlotte died on the long voyage.

After arriving back in England in June 1792, Mary was sent to Newgate Prison to await trial for her crimes. Mary's story became well known and was covered in the press. She became a celebrity and was officially pardoned and discharged in May 1793. She then returned to her family in Cornwall.

Female factories and assigned labour

Many visitors came to the Cascades Female Factory site in Hobart in 2004 to remember the convicts who were imprisoned there. Image courtesy of Female Factory Research Group

Prior to 1804, all convict women lived as male convicts did (but in separate barracks or tents) and were assigned to military or free families. They did physically hard work either as servants doing farming, cleaning and washing, or in groups building roads.

After 1804, most convict women arriving in Sydney were sent to the Parramatta Female Factory to live and work. Depending on their crime and temperament, they were either employed sewing or spinning wool, or tasked with more physically demanding work outside.

Other female factories were also built, several in Tasmania and one in Moreton Bay, in current day Brisbane. In Tasmania, female factories were used as places where women were sent as punishment or if they were pregnant or awaiting assignment. The factory at Ross, in central Tasmania, was used by free settlers as a source for female labour for settlements in the surrounding areas.

Female factories were also nurseries, where babies of convict women were kept with their mothers for up to two years. Provided the babies survived, older children were either sent to orphanages or allowed to stay with their mother if she could prove she was able to care for her child or had earned her freedom.

From rags to riches - Mary Reibey, convict and business woman

Mary Reibey, circa 1835. Watercolour on ivory miniature. Image courtesy of State Library of New South Wales

At 13 years of age, after being orphaned as a young girl, Mary Reibey (sometimes spelled Reiby) stole a horse as a childish prank. She was arrested and sentenced to transportation for seven years, arriving in New South Wales in October 1792.

In 1794 she married Thomas Reibey, a man who had worked with the British East India Company in Asia. They were granted a small piece of land north of Sydney, on the banks of the Hawkesbury River.

Mary worked on the farm and helped in her husband's wine and spirits business in Macquarie Place in Sydney. Thomas and his business partner Edward Wills owned three merchant ships by 1807 and were doing well importing merchandise into Sydney.

In 1811 Thomas died and Mary was left alone with seven children. Within weeks Edward Wills also died, leaving Mary in charge of a large business. Soon after, Mary was granted another 80 hectares of land near Sydney. She went on to buy more land in Tasmania as well as in and near Sydney town itself.

Mary Reibey is recognised as one of Australia's founders of organisations that continue to this day. For example she was one of the governors of the Free Grammar School, a precursor to Sydney Grammar. Currently, she is remembered on the $20 note.

Esther Abrahams – from convict to Governor's wife

Seventeen year old Esther Abrahams was sentenced to seven years transportation after stealing a piece of black lace when she was employed as an apprentice milliner. On the way to Sydney Esther's good looks caught the eye of then Lieutenant George Johnston.

Annandale House, home of the Johnston family, built in 1793. Image courtesy of State Library of New South Wales

After arriving in Sydney Esther moved in with Johnston and became his de-facto wife. This arrangement meant that Esther avoided many of the harsh realities of convict life in Port Jackson and Norfolk Island, where many First Fleet women were sent.

Although they were not married, George and Esther had a family together. She and her husband were granted a large parcel of land, which they named Annandale.

Together they cleared the land to the west of Sydney, where current day Parramatta Road crosses Johnston Street. There they built Annandale House which became the focal point for a village. They were among Sydney's wealthiest citizens.

In 1808, Major George Johnston was the leader of the Rum Corps, and handed Governor Bligh a letter demanding his resignation. Following this, Major Johnston became provisional Governor in the colony for almost six months - Esther acting as Governor's wife. George and Esther were finally married in 1814, after 25 years together.

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Dedicated to William Nash and Maria Haynes, First Fleet arrivals to Sydney Cove, 1788.

( You did a good job, gr gr gr gr grandma, and grandpa)

above: Braidwood, N.S.W. where my father Hector Williams was born

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Sarah Williams (nee Nash) first generation daughter of William Nash and Maria Haynes.
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Aus­tral­ia may need an in­fu­sion of ele­phants and oth­er large mam­mals to solve its per­sist­ent ec­o­log­i­cal and wild­fire prob­lems, a sci­ent­ist pro­poses.

Ecol­o­gist Da­vid Bow­man of the Uni­vers­ity of Tas­ma­nia in Aus­tral­ia cites out-of-con­trol fires and bur­geon­ing fe­ral-animal popula­t­ions as quan­daries af­flict­ing the Land Down Un­der. Both could be solved by in­tro­duc­ing large mam­mals, as well as pay­ing ab­o­rig­i­nal hunters to con­trol the fe­ral an­i­mals and re­store the old prac­tice of patch burn­ing, he ar­gues. Patch burn­ing is a form of con­trolled burn­ing in­tend­ed to clean out and re­new bio­lo­gical re­sources.

“I real­ize that there are ma­jor risks as­so­ci­at­ed with what I am propos­ing,” as any tin­ker­ing with the en­vi­ron­ment can lead to un­planned con­se­quenc­es, said Bow­ma­n. “But the usu­al ap­proaches to ma­n­ag­ing these is­sues aren’t work­ing.”

Bow­man de­scribes his idea in this week’s is­sue of the re­search jour­nalNa­ture.

Feb. 7 will mark the three-year an­ni­ver­sa­ry of “Black Sat­ur­day,” when nearly 200 peo­ple died in a mas­sive fire­storm in south­ern Aus­tral­ia. Fires are a con­stant con­cern in the con­ti­nent, said Bow­ma­n, but so are its thriv­ing popula­t­ions of fe­ral pigs, camels, hors­es and cat­tle, among oth­ers.

Bow­man pro­poses to ma­n­age Aus­tral­ia’s trou­bled ec­o­sys­tem by in­tro­duc­ing beasts such as ele­phants, rhi­noc­er­os and even Ko­modo drag­ons. These would help con­sume flam­ma­ble grasses and con­trol fe­ral-animal popula­t­ions, he ar­gues.

The larg­est liv­ing land mam­mal na­tive to Aus­tral­ia is the red kan­ga­roo, which as an adult weighs about as much as an av­er­age ma­n. Larg­er mam­mals used to roam the con­ti­nent—such as a hippo-sized mar­su­pi­al re­lat­ed to the wom­bat and called di­pro­to­don, from the Great Ice Age—but they are no more.

The de­lib­er­ate in­tro­duc­tion by hu­ma­ns of po­pu­lations of over­sized, non-na­tive mam­mals to a new conti­nent would be un­prec­e­dent­ed in modern times. One group, though, has pro­posed in­tro­duc­ing large Af­ri­can mam­mals in­to the Great Plains of the Un­ited States, for some­what diff­erent rea­sons than those moti­vating Bow­man.

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Carol Baxter is my distant cousin. She has not directly contributed to this weblog, and has not ever in fact acknowledged its existence, but because of the valuable information I received from reading her website about our family, I am very indebted to her.
Another family website helped me considerably. This was "Our Williams Story" by another distant cousin, Kieran Williams
Our Williams Story
I am heartened by the many emerging websites about the descendants of William Nash and Maria Haynes.
Then there are the many threads from Monaro Pioneers.
Thank you for all the sources.
I am hoping that when I am no longer able to continue (being nearly 79) that someone else wll pick up the ball and continue my blog.Of course I have included my political views and my non-religious attitudes because they are part of me and readers do not have to accept them, but may actually learn a little from them.



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William Nash came to Australia as a Marine with the First Fleet 1788
William and Mariah's first child, William, was baptised on Sunday 25th May 1788
A wedding was celebrated at St Phillip's, Sydney, on 13 February 1789, between William Nash, a marine, and Maria Haynes, a convict, in the presence of Elizabeth Gratten and Samuel Barnes (Chaplain's clerk)
Mariah Haynes is not listed in John Cobley's 'Crimes of the First Fleet Convicts'
By 1803 William & Maria had separated, and she took the children with her. Maria later became associated with two other men, Robert Guy and in 1816, with William Neale.

6 Children1. William Nash born on 25 May 1788, buried on Friday 19th June 1789, a marine's child.
2. John Nash baptised 15 Jan 1792 (a family source names him William)
3. Mary Nash born 2 March 1793 and baptised 2 April
4. William Nash born 27 March 1795 and baptised 4 May
5. George Nash born 26 July 1797
6. Sarah Nash was born 16 Nov 1798
6. Sarah Nash 16 Nov 1798 wed on the 15th January 1814 at St John's, Parramatta, to John Williams (a convict), 13 children

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(below:) Convicts on way to 14 years penal servitude in Botany Bay. England's loss was Australia's gain. Most had committed crimes that would get them now only a fine.

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late 19th century. My father Hector Griscom Williams was born in nearby Araluen in 1909.
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John Kerswell: A Welsh plasterer transported in 1828 at the age of 20 years to 15 years for stealing. Absconding four times and charged with being drunk three times, granted ToL in 1856 and Conditional Pardon in 1857. However, he received 20 years imprisonment for attempting to stab a policeman. He was released from Port Arthur in 1875.

William Forster: At age 17 years was transported for ten years for stealing a box writing desk. Misdemeanour followed misdemeanour and sentence added to sentence until in 1864 he was sentnenced to life for robbery under arms. The last mention of him is in 1872 when he was sent to the Separate Prison for misconduct.

Alexander Woods: A soldier with the 17th Regiment, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, Woods (aged 30) was transported from Canada to Port Arthur for 14 years for desertion.
Returned to Hobart with a ToL in 1853 but returned to PA again in 1865 for 15 years for burglary. He was a church attendant in 1869 and was discharged in 1875.

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Gropecunt Lane was a name used in Oxford, London and other Englishtowns and cities in the Middle Ages for streets where prostitutes conducted their business. The name derives from cunt, the Middle English term forfemale genitalia, and the act of groping. There was also a Gropecunt Lane inDublin, Ireland near where the Savoy Cinema is now. Later sensibilities changed many names of streets bearing this name to more polite variations.

In London, the street that was Gropecunt Lane was near the present-day site of the Barbican Centre in the City of London. The street was called Grub Street in the 18th century, but renamed Milton Street in 1830 . Another street with a similar history in Southwark is Horselydown Lane ("whores lie down"), which is just to the south of Tower Bridge, and was also the site of the famousAnchor Brewhouse.

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Views of Braidwood environs, Eden-Monaro. Here were various pioneer holdings of the Williams Family and relatives.

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is a patronymic form of the name William that originated in medieval England[2] and later came to be extremely popular in Wales. The meaning is derived from son or descendant of Guillemin, the French form of William. Derived from an Old French given name with Germanicelements; will = desire, will; and helm = helmet, protection.[3] It is the second most common surname in Wales and the third most common surname in the whole of the United Kingdom, the third most common in the United States of America and Australia and the fifth most common inNew Zealand.[4]

Old Harry Williams was asked how was it that the long list of Williams lead by far those of Nash over the last couple of hundred years.

"Well, let's see.Them Nashes they was more posh and they kept the family bible, so we lot had nothing to read at night.There was no T.V. in them days, and we didn't want to waste candles, so we used to all jump in bed together and make more Williams's."


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Australia. The first fleet sailed from England in 1787 carrying marine William Nash and his common law wife Maria Haynes. They were the progenitors of an extensive Nash family in Australia. Another early settler was Andrew Nash. He had acquired the Woolpack Inn in Parramatta in 1821 and became well-known for the prowess of his racehorses. A later settler from Wiltshire was James Nash. He discovered gold along the Mary river in Queenland and helped precipitate the second Australian gold rush.

There were also Nash convicts in Australia. Some thrived; Robert Nash, transported on the Albemarle in 1791; John Nash on the Eleanor in 1831; and Michael Nash from Limerick, on the Rodney in 1851.

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If a man was on an escalator, but walking back down it and the elevator was located in a revolving restaurant on a large airliner going in a southerly direction and the earth was revolving on its axis and at the same time was travelling in an elliptical path around the sun, which was travelling around the galaxy, which was many movements was the man travelling in?

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I met Michael (Tarzan) Fomenko(shown here at 81 years) son of a Russian Princess when I was 18 and he was twenty. He was a handsome young man. I was in love with his sister Nina Fomenko, who was gracious to me but held my ardour at arms' length. In later years I met her in North Queensland where she and her husband Brian Patrick Donnellan were cutting cane. They had no mattress to sleep on, so I bought them one. Nina was always beautiful. (Ric)

Toonoom Falls
Situated in the heart of Royal National Park to the south of Sydney, Toonoum Falls is a pretty, 5 metre high waterfall alongside Sir Bertram Steven Drive not far from the Garie turnoff. The photo shows the falls in flood.
Location: Royal National Park.

In the fifties, I lived close to here in a rock shelter once used by Aborigines. I used to swim in this creek a little further down the hill. My family thought I was crazy and I probably was, but life here on the edge of the National Park was idyllic if you could bear the flies, mosquitoes, snakes and centipedes.. (Ric)

Aussie Little Nasties.
HMS Sirius, the main Naval ship with the First Fleet, under Captain John Hunter RN. Had been built in 1780 as Berwick for the East Indies run, badly burned in a fire, and rebuilt by Navy, renamed Sirius, finally wrecked off Norfolk Island on the 14th. of April 1790

HMS Sirius, the main Naval ship with the First Fleet, under Captain John Hunter RN.
Had been built in 1780 as Berwick for the East Indies run, badly burned in a fire, and rebuilt by Navy, renamed Sirius, finally wrecked off Norfolk Island on the 14th. of April 1790.

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*The Australian Lyre Bird is the world's best imitator; able to mimic the calls of 15 different species of birds in their locality and string the calls into a melody. Also been known to mimic the sound mobile phones.

*The echidna is such a unique animal that it is classified in a special class of mammals known asmonotremes, which it shares only with the platypus. The echidna lays eggs like a duck but suckles its young in a pouch like a kangaroo. For no apparent reason, it may decide to conserve energy by dropping its body temperature to 4 degrees and remain at that temperature from 4 to 120 days. Lab experiments have shown that the echidna is more intelligent that a cat and it has been seen using its spikes, feet and beaks to climb up crevices like a mountaineer edging up a rock chimney.

*Purple wallaby - The Purple-neck Rock Wallaby [Petrogale Purpureicollis], inhabits the Mt Isa region in Northwest Queensland. The Wallaby secretes a dye that transforms its face and neck into colours ranging from light pink to bright purple.

*The Fierce Snake or Inland Taipan has the most toxic venom of any snake. Maximum yield recorded (for one bite) is 110mg. That would probably be enough to kill over 100 people or 250,000 mice.

*The Wombat deposits square poos on logs, rocks and even upright sticks that it uses tomark its territory.

*A 10kg Tasmanian Devil is able to exert the same biting pressure as a 40kg dog. It can also eat almost a third of its body weight in a single feeding.

*Australia is the smallest, flattest, and driest inhabited continent in the world. It is the only country which is also a whole continent.

*Over 90% of Australia is dry, flat and arid. Almost three-quarters of the land cannot support agriculture in any form.

*A baby kangaroo at the time of its birth measures 2 centimetres.

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*Kangaroos need very little water to survive and are capable of going for months without drinking at all. When they do need water, they dig 'wells' for themselves; frequently going as deep as three or four feet. These 'kangaroo pits' are a common source of water for other animals living in the kangaroo's environment.

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*A kangaroo being chased by a dog may jump into a dam. If the dog gives chase, the kangaroo may turn towards the dog, then use its paws to push the dogs head underwater in order to drown it.

*Emus and kangaroos cannot walk backwards, and are on the Australian coat of arms for that reason.

*A monotreme is a animal that lays eggs and suckles its young. The world's only monotremes are the platypus and the echidna.

*The male platypus has a poisonous spine that can kill a dog and inflict immense pain on a human.

*When a specimen of the platypus was first sent to England, it was believed the Australians had played a joke by sewing the bill of a duck onto a rat.

*Box Jelly fish - The box jellyfish is considered the world's most venomous marine creature. The box jellyfish has killed more people in Australia than stonefish, sharks and crocodiles combined.

*The Sydney Funnelweb spider is considered the world's most deadly spider. It is the only spider that has killed people in less than 2 hours. Its fangs are powerful enough to bite through gloves and fingernails. The only animals without immunity to the funnelweb's venom are humans and monkeys.

*Lung fish - Queensland is home to lung fish, a living fossil from the Triassic period 350 million years ago.


*It is estimated that by the time transportation ended in 1868, 40 per cent of Australia's English-speaking population were convicts.
*A census taken in 1828 found that half the population of NSW were Convicts, and that former Convicts made up nearly half of the free population.

*In 2007, it was estimated that 22 per cent of living Australians had a convict ancestor.

*Convicts were not sent to Australia for serious crimes. Serious crimes, such as murder, rape, or impersonating an Egyptian were given the death sentence in England.

*Crimes punishable by transportation included recommending that politicians get paid, starting a union, stealing fish from a river or pond, embezzlement, receiving or buying stolen goods, setting fire to underwood, petty theft, or being suspected of supporting Irish terrorism.

* Alcohol- It has been reported that the first European settlers in Australia drank more alcohol per head of population than any other community in the history of mankind.

* Police force - Australia's first police force was a band of 12 of the most well behaved Convicts.

* Mass moonings - In 1832, 300 female Convicts at the Cascade Female Factory mooned the Governor of Tasmania during a chapel service. It was said that in a "rare moment of collusion with the Convict women, the ladies in the Governor's party could not control their laughter.

Photo of the arrival of the Lady Juliana at Sydney Cove.

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Ann Marsh managing her company, the Parramatta River Boat Service.

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