Category Archives: Opus Loredana

Enemy Aliens

During the First and Second World Wars, nationals of countries at war with Australia who were living in Australia were classed as “enemy aliens”. As soon as Italy declared war on Britain and its allies on 10th June 1940, Italian nationals … Continue reading

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“Beauty is in The Eye of The Gazer.” ― Charlotte Brontë

Gertrude Stein once said, “I have always noticed that in portraits of really great writers the mouth is always firmly closed.” Certainly that is the case with today’s subject, Charlotte Brontë.  There’s a good reason for this. We know from personal letters that … Continue reading

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Giacomo Puccini – Life Imitating Art

Originally posted on Random Phoughts:
Day 206 of Colourisation Project – November 29 Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication. If there is any doubt as to whether life imitates art,…

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The Mother of All Mothers

She “wanted it to be a holy day, a day of sentiment, not profit,”  dismissing greeting cards as “a poor excuse for the letter you are too lazy to write.” First celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial … Continue reading

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Violet Jessop ~ Miss Unsinkable

Day 363 of Colourisation Project – May 5 Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication. Lucky or unlucky? Either way she lived to tell the story through her compelling memoirs titled, … Continue reading

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In Flanders Fields ~ We are the Dead

Day 361 of Colourisation Project – May 3 Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication. Inspired by the death of his friend in combat, Canadian Officer, Major John McCrae composed one … Continue reading

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Unable to Vote But Eligible to Die ~ Lest We Forget

Day 353 of Colourisation Project – April 25 Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication.  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ WARNING:   Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers are warned that the following contains an image … Continue reading

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