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Aboriginal industry.

Avalon Airshow.

Atomic Subs - why?

Australia Day?

Canberra pic in Biak.

Climate change a big joke?

EVs - are we ready?

Green Pastures - ANZ.

Looking for Alan Lyons.

Vietnam Vets day and our PM.

Vietnam trip - help wanted.




Biak Canberra.


Bob Mitchell got in touch, he said:  Re Volume: 39, Page 16,  I just wanted to confirm that the photo of the Canberra Bomber, taken in Biak August 1978, performing a beat up down the "track", with the visible hangars on the right of the picture, is the correct orientation. I was there at the time and was standing near one of the photographers who took pics. I have an original print of the photo, but can't remember who the photographers was. there were a few guys taking pics at the time. The hangars we were working from aren't visible in that photo (to the left and behind), and the ones you can see were full of old crates of aircraft parts.


But anyway, one dead giveaway is the NF2 camera sight fairing for the wilde RC10 camera, just visible when the photo is blown up. It was located slightly to the rear of the door, and on the STB side of the aircraft centreline.



Thanks Bob.




Australia Day.

Lindsay Hackett


Australia Day is upon us once more, this 26 January 2023. The benefits initiated in Australia by the First Fleet have led us to being one of the most socially and technologically advanced nations on Earth. This success has been facilitated by waves of immigrants wanting to become Australian; wanting to adapt to Australian culture, to adopt our way of life.


The few vocal Aborigines and their sympathisers who shout about invasion should be encouraged to take a more holistic view of their place in Australian society. World history is replete with examples where nations and peoples have been conquered or dominated by other peoples. Australia is one such case.


The 3% of the population who are able to claim Aboriginality, some merely because they say they are, apparently want to remain separate from all other Australians and to be treated differently simply because their forebears were here before the British settled the country in 1788. They then claim Aboriginal culture to be the oldest surviving culture in the world, dating back over 60,000 years, supposedly. This is interesting because such statements are meant to be laudatory when the statement actually means that Aboriginal culture has not altered in any significant way over the last 60,000 years, as most other cultures have.



We do not hear that the 7.6% of Irish Australians or the 6.4% of Scottish Australians want special treatment and a special Voice, simply because they have been important in advancing Australia from its primitive past to become the society it is today. Nor do we hear from the Italians, Germans and Chinese who likewise could claim special treatment, each of these ethnic groups comprising more than 3% of the Australian population.


Do the aborigines we hear from in the media really wish to return to their primitive lifestyles. No. They want power, the power to control much of the landmass of Australia and now, via the Voice, to control any policy that might affect them, which would be most policies. They then say that once the Voice is established, they will move to obtaining a treaty, and then sovereignty – over what is uncertain.


They appear to refuse to acknowledge that “white” settlement has brought them vast opportunities and benefits. Or, they seem to believe they are entitled to these modern benefits without any effort on their part – their welfare dependency and “sit-down” culture.


This attitude is worsened by too many of our politicians and other “bleeding hearts” perpetuating these expectations. It is long past time when aborigines should move forward and become part of today’s Australia as one of us. If you keep looking backwards, that is where you remain. Let us celebrate Australia Day together, for we are all Australians.







NASA admits that climate change occurs because of changes in Earth’s solar orbit, and NOT because of SUVs and fossil fuels.


For more than 60 years, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has known that the changes occurring to planetary weather patterns are completely natural and normal but the space agency, for whatever reason, has chosen to let the man-made global warming hoax persist and spread, to the detriment of human freedom.


It was the year 1958, to be precise, when NASA first observed that changes in the solar orbit of the earth, along with alterations to the earth's axial tilt, are both responsible for what climate scientists today have dubbed as "warming" (or "cooling," depending on their agenda). In no way, shape, or form are humans warming or cooling the planet by driving SUVs or eating beef, in other words.


But NASA has thus far failed to set the record straight, and has instead chosen to sit silently back and watch as liberals freak out about the world supposedly ending in 12 years because of too much livestock, or too many plastic straws.


In the year 2000, NASA did publish information on its Earth Observatory website about the Milankovitch Climate Theory, revealing that the planet is, in fact, changing due to extraneous factors that have absolutely nothing to do with human activity, but, again, this information has yet to go mainstream, some 19 years later, which is why deranged, climate obsessed leftists have now begun to claim that we really only have 18 months left before the planet dies from an excess of carbon dioxide (CO2).


The truth, however, is much more along the lines of what Serbian astrophysicist Milutin Milankovitch, after whom the Milankovitch Climate Theory is named, proposed about how the seasonal and latitudinal variations of solar radiation that hit the earth in different ways, and at different times, have the greatest impact on earth's changing climate patterns. The below two images (by Robert Simmon, NASA GSFC) help to illustrate this, with the first showing earth at a nearly zero orbit, and the second showing earth at a 0.07 orbit. This orbital change is depicted by the eccentric, oval shape in the second image, which has been intentionally exaggerated for the purpose of showing the massive change in distance that occurs between the earth and the sun, depending on whether it is at perihelion or aphelion.


"Even the maximum eccentricity of the Earth's orbit - 0.07 - it would be impossible to show at the resolution of a web page, even so, at the current eccentricity of .017, the Earth is 5 million kilometres closer to Sun at perihelion than at aphelion.


Earth at a nearly zero orbit   Earth at a 0.07 orbit



The biggest factor affecting Earth's climate is the SUN.


As for earth's obliquity, or its change in axial tilt, the below two images (Robert Simmon, NASA GSFC) show the degree to which the earth can shift on both its axis and its rotational orientation. At the higher tilts, earth's seasons become much more extreme, while at lower tilts they become much more mild. A similar situation exists for earth's rotational axis, which depending on which hemisphere is pointed at the sun during perihelion, can greatly impact the seasonal extremes between the two hemispheres.


Earth at a nearly zero orbit   Earth at a 0.07 orbit


Based on these different variables, Milankovitch was able to come up with a comprehensive mathematical model that is able to compute surface temperatures on earth going way back in time, and the conclusion is simple: Earth's climate has always been changing, and is in a constant state of flux due to no fault of our own as human beings.


When Milankovitch first put forward his model, it went ignored for nearly half a century. Then, in 1976, a study published in the journal Science confirmed that Milankovitch's theory is, in fact, accurate, and that it does correspond to various periods of climate change that have occurred throughout history.


In 1982, six years after this study was published, the National Research Council of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences adopted Milankovitch's theory as truth, declaring that:


... orbital variations remain the most thoroughly examined mechanism of climatic change on time scales of tens of thousands of years and are by far the clearest case of a direct effect of changing insulation on the lower atmosphere of Earth.


If we had to sum the whole thing up in one simple phrase, it would be this:


The biggest factor influencing weather and climate patterns on earth is the Sun, period. Depending on  the earth's position to the sun at any given time, climate conditions are going to vary dramatically, and even create drastic abnormalities that defy everything that humans thought they knew about how the earth worked.


But rather than embrace this truth, today's climate "scientists," joined by leftist politicians and a complicit mainstream media, insist that not using reusable grocery bags at the supermarket and not having an electric vehicle are destroying the planet so quickly that we absolutely must implement global climate taxes as the solution.


"The climate change debate is not about science. It ihas been stated that it is an effort to impose political and economic controls on the population by the elite and it's another way to divide the population against itself, with some who believe in man-made global warming and some who don't.”




How I learned to mind my own business.

I was walking past the mental hospital the other day and all the patients were shouting 13…13…13.   The fence was too high to see over but I saw a little gap between the planks so I looked through to see what was going on.  Some idiot poked me in the eye with a stick, then they all started shouting 14…14…14




Help Required.


We heard from CPL Shaun Connolly, who is currently serving with 35SQN out at Amberley. Shaun says:  “I am planning a cultural visit to Vietnam in November. I will be the Maintenance manager for this trip and I am after some advice and guidance please.


We will have two days in Vietnam and would like to pay our respects to previous members of 35SQN and all Vietnam veterans. If you have any suggestions or would like us to recreate any photos we will see what we can achieve. We will be flying into Ho Chi Mihn city and we are hoping to make it to Vung tau.


Please let us know if you can help Shaun and we’ll put you in touch with him.





Will someone please explain to these idiots you

don't kill a cow to get milk.




Imagine Florida with a hurricane coming toward Miami.


Tony Horsington


The Governor orders an evacuation. All cars head north. They all need to be charged in Jacksonville. How does that work? Has anyone thought about this? If all cars were electric and were caught up in a three-hour traffic jam with dead batteries, then what? Not to mention that there is virtually no heating or air conditioning in an electric vehicle because of high battery consumption.


If you get stuck on the road all night, no battery, no heating, no windshield wipers, no radio, no GPS (all these drain the batteries), all you can do is try calling 911 to take women and children to safety. But they cannot come to help you because all roads are blocked and they will probably require all Emergency Vehicles and Police cars to be electric also. Later when the roads become unblocked, still no one can move! Their batteries are dead. How do you charge the thousands of cars in the traffic jam? Same problems during summer vacation departures with miles of traffic jams.


There would be virtually no air conditioning in an electric vehicle. It would drain the batteries too quickly. Where is this electricity going to come from? Today's grid barely handles users' needs now. Can't use nuclear. There’s only 50 years worth of Helium left in the atmosphere and we need that. Hydrogen is still too expensive and hard to handle, Oil and coal fired is out of the question, then where?


What will be done with billions of dead batteries, can’t bury them in the soil, can’t go to landfills. Can’t get them wet, lithium explodes into raging fires. So don’t call the Fire Services if you have an accident.


The cart is way ahead of the horse. There has been very little thought whatsoever to handle any of the problems that batteries can cause. The Left-wing Greenie press doesn't want to talk or report on any of this.




Help Wanted.


A friend of ours, Bryan Ottone, who is the Secretary of the Emerald (Qld) RSL Sub-Branch, got in touch, he says:  “I have just been on a cruise to PNG and met some ex military members on board. One one who was a Navy Captain (Michael Reed) is trying to track down a friend being former Squadron Leader Alan M Lyons. Would you or your members have residential/phone details on Alan Lyons by any chance which I can pass on?


The cruise to PNG was great and we were able to see a few war cemeteries.”


If you can help, let us know and we’ll pass on the details to Bryan.




The Real Aboriginal Issue.

David Barton


In1983. as a naive youth worker and concerned by what I had been reeding since the early1978’s about what was happening with Aborigines in Alice Springs, I moved there to see what I could do to help. All told I spent 6 years in Central Australia leaving both depressed and convinced that the situation could never be fixed.


Unfortunately, much of what passes for Aboriginal culture today is an Invention of the last 50 years. Fortunately, much authentic Aboriginal culture of the past has vanished. The gruesome initiations, genital mutilation, inflicted cicatrices, burns, ritual spearings, sorcery and payback murders have by and Large disappeared, nevertheless, inter tribe clan grievances often remain, as can be seen at some football indigenous matches, both on the field and amongst the spectators. Even though these encounters can still become violent, at least those conflicts are mostly played out with a football and not spears and clubs.



Meanwhile the Aboriginal industry is chock full of ill-informed, urban myth-makers and illusionists, this caste of urgers and deluded pretenders giving rise to the patronising insistence on the uniqueness of “Aboriginal knowledge” about everything from agriculture and fish farms (a la Bruce Pascoe), water and fire management (a la cultural burning) to Aboriginal “art”, fashion, and even astronomy and not to mention Ernie Dingo and Richard Walley’s thoroughly overdone “Welcome to Country.


This is mostly snake oil fakery, an effort to convince contemporary Australians that the Aboriginals of old were something they clearly never were.


Worse, histories and observational accounts of early Aboriginal life and culture are vanishing from library shelves, replaced by the anti-white post-modern dogma of invasion, colonisation and inter-generational trauma. It is unusual today to find any history book about Aboriginals in a secondary or tertiary institution that is more than fifteen years old. This is cultural censorship and erasure happening rright under our noses. We are all the poorer for it, black and white alike.


Meanwhile, the secret invention, exaggeration, distortion and misrepresentation of the alleged :frontier wars: serves as a made to order replacement “History” intended to raise the status of Aboriginal People and degrade that of settlers. It is yet another bill of goods, a distorting sham, being hawked by a power-grabbing activist elite in whose interest it is to falsify our history. The goal, need it be said, is an attempt to paint a genocidal racism in Australia’s original sin.


Equality of opportunity is not enough for the power hungry, to whom any perceived inequality in outcome is an opportunity.


Unfortunately, self-determination for many people who today identify as Aboriginal is taken to mean the normal rules, keeping children in schools, eschewing clan and domestic violence, aren’t thought to fully apply. This is nowhere more apparent than on the troubled streets of Alice Springs.

  • Self determination means we’ll do what we like and you can pay for it.

  • Self-determination' is about colonising and taking control, accepting all that whitefellas have to offer while offering nothing in return.

  • Self-determination is about undermining white-fella institutions, judiciaries, organisations and bureaucracies.

  • Self-determination is about uncultured white people who, on the strength of what may be a mere speck of indigenous DNA, now identify exclusively as Aboriginal, thereby giving themselves an economic and social leg-up.

For the activist cadre it always was and always will be about money, power and control, all underscored by the notion that members of one race enjoy a preeminent ascendency over all other Australians.


More examples of 'self-determination' can be found in the ban on climbing Ayers Rock (illuru), Mt Warning (Wollumbin), Mt Gillen, and many Grampians climbs, all for ill-defined or unexplained 'cultural' reasons'. After much outcry, consideration is now being given to re-opening the Mt Warning climb, but only for those who pay a fee and are escorted by indigenous guides. More rent-seeking, what a surprise!


This huge sign in Geelong tells all who read it

that they should be proud to be in Wadawurrung Country.

I was proud to be in Geelong.  tb.


Australian place names are also rapidly being overwritten with (most likely made-up) Aboriginal names (eg: K'gari, once known as Fraser Island). All of this is about claims to ownership, to 'sovereignty'. These changes should not be mistaken for deference to Aboriginal culture; it's no more nor less than an insidious takeover. What we are experiencing here is cultural guerrilla warfare, the picking off one target after the other. Don't believe it? Look no further that what has happened in New Zealand.



The Voice!


Self-determination is not about 'closing the gap', nor about Aborigines 'having a voice'  -  all of that can be achieved without a change to the Constitution. Indeed, the $35+ billion currently spent on Aboriginal affairs and the 11-plus current Aboriginal members of parliament are more than enough to fulfil both aims.


The Voice referendum is purely and simply about the drive towards Aboriginal sovereignty, which can only be achieved by changing the nation's foundational document and charter.



Under the Albanese government, self-determination means the coming referendum, whose barely concealed intention is to divide Australia along lines of race. What is hiding in plain sight is the Albanese government's intention to de-facto fund and promote the 'Yes' campaign whilst hamstringing 'No' advocates. Anything the No campaign says can and will be construed as "misinformation". We have seen this already with the appalling attacks by Noel Pearson and Marcia Langton's on Jacinta Price. Brace for much more of that-and wonder, too, if the bile and attempts at character assassination are a foretaste of an empowered Voice? ...


Meanwhile, Australians are subjected to a daily and massive pro-Yes propaganda barrage by the taxpayer­funded ABC and SBS.


Remote Aboriginal Australians are unfortunate mascots in a power struggle among the white majority. The Voice is just the latest attempt by the left-bureaucratic class to get more control and further exploit the rest of us.


Think before you vote!





This brilliant person decided to glue his hands to the roadway as a protest. The German police had a fantastic way of releasing him, they just dug up a small bit of the road and let him go.






Michael Smith News

12 February 2023


Our Prime Minister couldn’t miss the chance to officially open Pride Square in Newtown (Sydney) on the 12th February, and to unveil the pride flag beacon but a few months earlier, on a far more memorial day he was no-where to be found.


In the 18th February, the 60th anniversary of Vietnam Vets Day, and the first he experienced since becoming Prime Minister, he didn’t have time for the Vietnam Vets but he had plenty of time for a photo opportunity with the Qld Premier, Annastacia PLIBERSEK


From the time of the arrival of the first members of the Team in 1962 almost 60,000 Australians, including ground troops and air force and navy personnel, served in Vietnam; 521 died as a result of the war and over 3,000 were wounded.


Didn't seem to matter to our Prime Minister.




Green Pastures.


ANZ’s Greener Pastures 2 takes a detailed look at how the Australian agricultural sector has developed to become a world leader, not just in the production of quality and safe food and fibre products, but in areas such as environmental awareness and investment flows.


Read the report here: https://lnkd.in/djhr7FGD




Why the Subs?


"Due to technology making oceans transparent, the effectiveness of submarines is likely to end by around 2050." Unfortunate, as that is likely to be the earliest we can expect the first SSN AUKUS to arrive. Optimistically.



Stealth is crucial to the effectiveness of submarines. We can use science to examine the likelihood of losing that stealth by 2050 using an intelligence software tool, Intelfuse which is:

  • Rigorous.

  • Transparent.

  • Defensible.

  • Able to be updated.

  • Works with poor data and strongly divergent opinions.


Key findings:

  • Oceans are very likely to become transparent by the 2050s.

  • Counter detection technology will reach its limit.

  • Disruptive changes in technologies are likely to affect the deterrent value of nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines.

  • Improvements in counter detection have slowed dramatically since the Cold War.

  • The strategic importance of maritime geographic chokepoints will decline.

  • New ocean sensing capabilities will cover many physical, chemical and biological domains.

  • China (with the CSIRO) is developing a 'Transparent Ocean Initiative' using satellite light detection and ranging to pinpoint submarines at up to 500m depth.

  • Previously, the oceans' geography has generally been favourable to the West but not to its adversaries.

  • Local differences in ocean geography will make detection easier in some places and more difficult in others.

Won't be safe to go to war soon!!



There is an interesting article describing the science behind detecting submarines, you can get a copy HERE.




Avalon Airshow.


The 2023 Avalon Airshow was a huge success, with both weekend public days “sold out”. Some of the aircraft on display were amazing, one of which was the huge USAF C5 Galaxy.




This thing is so big you could play cricket in it.



Ros Curren, Trev Benneworth,  Dianne Hoopert.


This is what I love about this job - you get to meet some very lovely ladies.  Ros worked at the Gold Pass section at Avalon and Dianne headed up the Aircraft Ground Operations store.



More on the Airshow next issue.


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