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Neville Chamberlain – The Pacifist PM

Day 21 of Colourisation Project – May 28th Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication. On this day in 1937, Neville Chamberlain became Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, and served … Continue reading

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The Father of Federation – Sir Henry Parkes

Day 20 of Colourisation Project – May 27th Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication.  Today’s photo of Sir Henry Parkes was taken by the prominent portrait photographer of the time … Continue reading

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The Reluctant Pop Singer

Day 16 of Colourisation Project – May 23rd Today, 23 May is Rosemary Clooney‘s birthday. Born in 1928, she was the ever popular  American singer and actress who shot to fame in the early 1950s with the novelty top of … Continue reading

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It’s Elementary

Day 15 Colourisation Project – May 22nd Born this day, 22 May, 1859 in Edinburgh, Scotland Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was a surgeon, ophthalmologist, author and creator of  Sherlock Holmes. Sherlock Holmes originally came to light in Doyle’s first novel,  … Continue reading

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High Flying Amelia Earhart

Day 14 of Colourisation Project – May 21st Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication. On this day 21 May in 1932, Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly solo across … Continue reading

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Bohemian Wunderkind – Gustav Mahler

Day 11 of Colourisation Project – May 18th May 18th marks the passing of Gustav Mahler in 1911, 103 years ago. Born in Bohemia when it was part of the Austrian empire (now in Czech Republic) into a German-speaking, Ashkenazic Jewish … Continue reading

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Ireland’s First Movie Star

Day 10 of Colourisation Project – May 17th Today’s subject is Irish movie star, Maureen O’Sullivan.  Born this day in 1911, she is best known for her role playing Jane Parker in the 1930’s Tarzan movies alongside Johnny Weissmuller. O’Sullivan is often dubbed … Continue reading

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