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    Default The Spoils of Colonialism......

    I was rummaging around in a dark corner of the shed this evening and came across this monument to an earlier society. It led me to thinking about the origins of European Australia and what led men to travel across the boundless and uncharted seas to find places like America, the Spice Islands and Australia. The main reason seems to have been to plunder the resources of anything the explorers came across, which they did with great zeal. Not surprisingly the new-found lands are still being plundered, more often than not by the Nations that set out to find them in the first place. Colonialism lasts a lot longer than does the Colony, apparently!

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    Not a lot of plunder to be had in early NSW, which Port Phillip was part of.

    Some of my forebears were just guests of his majesty with no say in it, and the rest simple rural folk, mainly farmers who moved to another part of the king's dominions hoping economic conditions were better - mostly they were, even though they had to start from scratch. Check out early 19th century economic history, here and in Britain. Even the early mines (Newcastle) were prisons, not capitalist enterprises.

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    if only beer aged well

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    Quote Originally Posted by lion5 View Post
    if only beer aged well
    it certainly doesn't age well after passing through a human body...
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    Tastes so good it has to be illegal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 27of85 View Post
    Tastes so good it has to be illegal.
    You sure? I do recall that Courage brew - from the 70's. Was OK then - but after 40 years in the back shed???

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    Quote Originally Posted by 27of85 View Post
    Tastes so good it has to be illegal.
    You sure? I do recall that Courage brew - from the 70's. Was OK then - but after 40 years in the back shed???

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    Quote Originally Posted by IWS View Post
    You sure? I do recall that Courage brew - from the 70's. Was OK then - but after 40 years in the back shed???
    I do indeed remember that muck that Courage called beer back in the 70's
    I also remember you needed courage to drink it.
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    Icon12 From a true historical (Hysterical?) perspective...nothing changes...

    In speaking with some descendants of the early colonialized tribes, they loved the addition to their diet choice that colonization provided - nice fat lambs/mutton, beef and whatever else could be diverted to supplement local grub and as colonisation change continued each new colony of settlers bought in their own favourite dishes!! Where cannibalism existed the change provided more to some than others.!

    It was the sharing of those culinary cuts that caused arguments and created new laws that were not well understood to those that were used to sharing food sources, or taking what they needed, albeit occasionally fending off other tribes with spears and such to protect the local environment much like a social "move on laws" that are a modern equivalent in Queensland to discourage motor cycle gangs and protect the peace and tranquillity enjoyed by our primeval ancestors, real environmental protection stuff.

    Beer of course is a universal choice it lubricates the colon in colonisation, improves thinking, fighting and some other base mating instincts to help mix the species and a good tot of rum cures all and helps to build a history in re-invention of...colonization!

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