It is census day here in New Zealand, when we share all our personal information with our overlords so they can make lots of pretty graphs. Personally I’m particularly annoyed that I’ve only just now realised that one of the questions asks “On Tuesday 5 March, what was […]
As the latest large quake to hit New Zealand was a safe distance from any communities and deep enough to not cause any severe damage it seems okay to treat it with a bit of ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’ humour. So this goes out to the many […]
I’ve got an exciting series of posts coming up soon on life in wartime New Zealand including a guide to surviving aerial bombardments, a look at the threat of Japanese attacks and the resulting American invasion. Speaking of which – this month marks the 70th anniversary of the […]
Resurrecting the humour of yesteryear is a favourite pastime of mine – so today I thought I’d share a charming hundred year old postcard from my maritime collection. As usual, it also comes with an interesting back story.
Regular ephemeral broadcasts will presume shortly, but after the relatively heavy topic of armoured warfare in third-world countries I feel that History Geek needs to take a brief swing into the realm of the slightly less serious. So here is some history laced satire….