Sunday, October 17, 2004


The Age has published a fascimile of its first edition of Tuesday 17th October 1854.

Might hop down to the Cremorne Gardens as advertised:
The admired Gymnastic Exercises on the Horizontal Bar by Professor Sampson...
Teas in Perfection. Water Cresses from the Lake. The Elephant will take the water from 6 o'clock. Numerous novelties of first rate description are in active preparation

In the meantime... we present our own anniversary edition:

Comments: commemorative

Boynty, did you dunk that jpeg in cold tea? For the authenticity like.
Posted by Tony.T at October 17, 2004 11:25 PM

No way, TT. Those are coffee stains.
Posted by Scott Wickstein at October 18, 2004 11:59 AM

I was a bit lazy and dunked the jpeg in the 'Cold tea' first available Paintshop filter.
Oddly I didn't try the Coffee 'filter'.
I did happen to notice on page 5 of the special edition:
"The Age is marked this morning by many imperfections which we trust will not characterize future numbers...
A large quantity of matter prepared for publication has been necessarily excluded"

(I might pinch that if I ever update my blog description)
Posted by boynton at October 18, 2004 12:31 PM

That sounds like a typically pompous way for The Age to say; "We have an editor".
Posted by Tony.T at October 18, 2004 02:15 PM

WANTED for the Age Jobbing department, a first rate band...
"WANTED a well educated and intelligent youth; apply to Mr. Harnett, Age editor"
Posted by boynton at October 18, 2004 04:37 PM

yay to Boynton for another year!

Thank you ....
Posted by David Tiley at October 19, 2004 02:15 PM

thank you, David.

and thanks all commenters of the community

one should commemorate the 'commentariat'
Posted by boynton at October 19, 2004 04:19 PM

I thought the anniversary was "coming soon" -- but oops! - I missed it...

Happy belated Blog-birthday blog-sister!

Posted by wen at October 24, 2004 01:31 PM

But you know - still not entirely sure if the 2 year milestone is good or bad.
Posted by boynton at October 24, 2004 06:31 PM

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