History on the Rocks

History, the weather and the sea are all muses of mine – which is why this postcard is one of my favourites.  It shows stormy waves pounding Nelson’s Rocks Road, a scene that I’m very familiar with. Nelson was founded in 1841 by the New Zealand Land Company […]

History Geek’s Opinion: Stadia

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….

Russian T-34 tank

From Russia with Love: The T-34

This snapshot from my personal collection shows a knocked out tank somewhere on the Eastern Front during the Second World War.  Unfortunately the context of this image has been lost and I don’t know exactly where it was taken, who took it or when.  What I do know […]

Bill Morris – Mud

I’m interrupting the usual ephemeral broadcasts to share some breaking news.  Talented Dunedin musician and all round good sort Bill Morris has released a music video for his upcoming album “Mud”. Bill has a healthy grounding in the real, the raw and the rugged – and that earthy […]