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Ipswich, Queensland

Ipswich is an urban region in South East Queensland, located in the south-west of the Brisbane metropolitan area. Situated on the Bremer River, it is 40 kilometres west of the Brisbane CBD. A local government area, the City of Ipswich has a population of 200,000; the city is renowned for its architectural and cultural heritage. Ipswich preserves and operates from many of its historical buildings, with more than 6000 heritage-listed sites and over 500 parks. Ipswich began in 1827 as a mining settlement. Jagara and Yugarabul are Australian Aboriginal languages of South-East Queensland. There is some uncertainty over the status of Jagara as a language, dialect or a group or clan within the local government boundaries of Ipswich City Council, Lockyer Regional Council and the Somerset Regional Council; the languages of Greater Brisbane are related - there is uncertainty over which dialects belong to which language. The Yugarabul language region includes the landscape within the local government boundaries of Brisbane City Council, Ipswich City Council and the Scenic Rim Regional Council.

Prior to the arrival of European settlers, what is now called Ipswich was home to many indigenous language groups, including the Warpai tribe and Ugarapul Indigenous Australian groups. The area was first explored by European colonists in 1826, when Captain Patrick Logan, Commandant of the Moreton Bay penal colony, sailed up the Brisbane River and discovered large deposits of limestone and other minerals; the town began in 1827 as a limestone mining settlement and grew as a major inland port. Ipswich was named "The Limestone Hills" and shortened to "Limestone", however in 1843 it was renamed after the town of Ipswich in England; the population was 932 in 1851 and had risen to 2459 by 1856. It became a municipality in 1858. Ipswich had been a prime candidate for becoming the capital of Queensland from about 1847 when the Rev. John Dunmore Lang had toured both Ipswich and Brisbane, noted the strength of Ipswich as a port town with access to the wool suppliers of the Darling Downs, but Brisbane was instead chosen due to its mercantile and colonial interests.

Brisbane was declared the capital of the new state of Queensland in 1859. It was proclaimed a city in 1904; the city became a major coal-mining area in the early 19th Century, contributing to the development of railways in the region as a means of transport. The first recorded coal mines in the central Ipswich area started at Woodend in 1848. From the 1840s onward, Ipswich was becoming an important river port for growing local industries such as coal and wool from the Darling Downs and a regular paddlesteamer service from Brisbane Town, The Experiment, was established in 1846. This, other steamer services, remained the primary form of mass/bulk transport between the two cities until 1876, when the construction of the original Albert Bridge, spanning the Brisbane River at Indooroopilly, completed the railway line begun between Ipswich and Brisbane in 1873. Ipswich was proclaimed a municipality on 2 March 1860 and became a city in 1904. In March 1888, 239 allotments of the "Liverpool Estate" were advertised to be auctioned by E. Bostock in conjunction with Arthur Martin & Co.

A map advertising the auction shows the proximity of the estate to the railway workshops and the Bremer River. In June 1911, 26 building sites of "East Ipswich Station Estate" were advertised to be auctioned by E. Bostock & Sons. A map advertising the auction shows the location of the estate in proximity to the railway line. In 1914 65 garden allotments were advertised to be auctioned by E. Sons; the area was called the "Orangefield Estate". It was an orchard and the real estate map advertised that the Estate was well stocked with fruit trees, it was reported in the Queensland Times. This article listed the buyers. Unsold allotments were advertised in the Queensland Times. In 1922 12 allotments were advertised in the Queensland Times to be auctioned by Co.. Auctioneers in conjunction with H. J. Hargreaves & Co; the area was called the "Whitehill Road Estate". A map advertising the auction shows the estate is across the road from the intersection of Whitehill Road and Griffith Road. Both street names are still in use.

By July 1922 The Queensland Times advertised. In October 1925, several allotments in the "Fiveways Estate" at East Ipswich were advertised to be auctioned by Jackson & Meyers in conjunction with Bacon & Co. A map advertising the auction states that the lots were ideal for residential sites, convenient to the East Ipswich Railway Station and water and electric light was available. In 1928 211 allotments were advertised to be auctioned by E. Bostock & Sons and W. B. Parkinson; the area was called the "Cribb Estate" and on the estate map it was noted that it was on the eastern slopes of Limestone Hill. The auction was advertised in the Queensland Times and it was noted in the notes of the Council Meeting published in the Queensland Times that approval had been granted to gravel new roads in the estate before it was sold, it was reported in the Queensland Times that 40 allotments sold on the day of auction and some of the buyers were listed. By the end of 1928 it was reported in the Queensland Times.

In 1930 the Abermain Estate, was advertised to be auctioned by E. Bostock & Sons; the estate map noted that the area comprised the Abermain Colliery containing 1295 farms. It was reported in the Toowoomba Chronicle and Darling Downs Gazette, The Brisbane Courier, that there was no bid for the coal mine

Look Up and Laugh

Look Up and Laugh is a 1935 British comedy film directed by Basil Dean and starring Gracie Fields, Alfred Drayton and Douglas Wakefield. The film is notable for featuring an appearance by Vivien Leigh in an early supporting role. Gracie Pearson is a singer/comedian who returns home to enjoy a little holiday, but there is trouble brewing. First, she has to use all of her hard-earned money to pay for part of what her brother owes to a money lender; when they go to see their father, they find he has collapsed due to the Plumborough Market is threatened with demolition to make way for a department store. She receives a telegram offering a West End singing job, but decides to try to save the market instead; as time runs out, Gracie rallies the stall keepers together through a series of more hilarious schemes in their attempts to save their livelihoods. Gracie Fields as Gracie Pearson Vivien Leigh as Marjorie Belfer Douglas Wakefield as Joe Chirk Alfred Drayton as Belfer Billy Nelson as Alf Chirk Harry Tate as Turnpenny Huntley Wright as Ketley Robb Wilton as Mayor Morris Harvey as Rosenbloom Maud Gill as Miss Canvey Norman Walker as Brierley Tommy Fields as Sidney Pearson Helen Ferrers as Lady Buster Kenneth Kove as Piano Assistant D.

J. Williams as MalpasUncredited: Frank Atkinson as Debt Collector Florence Gregson as Mr. Pearson's Housekeeper Arthur Hambling as Sam James Harcourt as Mr. Pearson Anthony Holles as Store Manager Mike Johnson as Man Outside Market Jack Melford as Journalist Kenneth More as Bit Part Ernest Sefton as Borough Engineer Writing for The Spectator, Graham Greene described the film as "light a pleasant local flavour" the plot of, "genuinely provincial". Greene praised Priestley's writing and opined that the film distinguishes itself "by the sense that a man's observation and experience, as well as his invention, has gone into its making"; this film is available as part of the Gracie Fields collector's edition which in addition to this film includes the films Sally in Our Alley, Looking on the Bright Side, Love and Laughter, Sing As We Go, Queen of Hearts and The Show Goes On, these are on 4 discs. Two films each on three of the discs with the other film on disc four. Look Up and Laugh on IMDb

Wanakawri (Cusco)

Wanakawri is an archaeological site and a legendary mountain in Peru. It is situated in the Cusco Region, Cusco Province, in the districts San Jerónimo and San Sebastián, in the Paruro Province, Yaurisque District; the mountain with the archaeological remains is 4,089 metres high and one of the highest elevations near Cusco. Wanakawri was one of the most important wak'as of the Inca culture. Anawarkhi Araway Qhata Muyu Urqu Pachatusan Pikchu Pillku Urqu Sinqa Wayna Tawqaray

Andrew Lear

Andrew Lear is an American author, historian of gender and sexuality, public historian. His academic research focuses on concepts of gender and sexuality in art, his book on male-male erotic scenes in ancient Athenian vase-painting, was positively reviewed: it expanded the number of known scenes and proposed a sophisticated framework for their interpretation. He has written articles on topics including gender ideals in the work of Greek poets Anacreon and Theognis, as well as book reviews for Classical World. Lear is seen as an expert on the comparison between ancient and modern views and practices of gender and sexuality. Lear has taught at Harvard, Pomona College, NYU, he won the Harvard Certificate for Excellence in Teaching four times. His teaching reflects a wide range of interests in the Humanities. Before doing his PhD in Classics, Lear taught French and Italian language courses at Harvard: he is fluent in both languages, as well as German, he was a section leader for Helen Vendler's course "Poems, Poetry."

As a Classics professor, he has taught courses in departments of Classics and Women's and Gender Studies, including Greek and Latin language and Roman history, Greek literature, courses on gender and sexuality. Aside from his Classics degrees, Lear has an MA in Creative Writing from City University of New York, where he studied with Cynthia Ozick, his short stories and translations have appeared in such journals as Persephone, the Southern Humanities Review, Literary Imagination. He edited Laura Argiri's historical novel The God in Flight. Lear performs as a baritone and gives lecture/performances about the Jewish and gay composers and librettists of the German pop industry in the Weimar period. Lear's work includes efforts to bring the history of gender and sexuality to a wide public beyond the academy, through blog posts and educational tours that he designs and leads. In 2013, he founded the first tour company focused on LGBT history. Oscar Wilde Tours gives gay history walking tours of Greenwich Village, as well as "gay secrets" museum tours that illuminate the history of homosexuality hidden in the collections of the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, Boston's Museum of Fine Arts, London's National Portrait Gallery.

It offers multi-day tours in Europe focused on gay history and art. Oscar Wilde Tours won the Travvy silver prize in 2016 for best LGBT tour operator and tied with HE Travel for the Gay Travel Awards Tour Operator of the Year. In 2016, Lear expanded this line by founding Shady Ladies Tours, a tour company focused on women’s history, their Shady Ladies tour of the Metropolitan Museum presents depictions of royal mistresses and courtesans in the collection, the Nasty Women tour is about pathbreaking women from Pharaoh Hatshepsut to Gertrude Stein. Shady Ladies won the Lux Global Excellence Award in 2017 for best museum tour operator, New York

Luxor Museum

Luxor Museum is an archaeological museum in Luxor, Egypt. It stands on the corniche; the Luxor Museum was inaugurated in 1975. It is a two-story building; the range of artifacts on display is far more restricted than the country's main collections in the Museum of Antiquities in Cairo. The museum was conceived by the Egyptian Ministry of Culture, which hired Dr. Mahmud El Hakim, a top Egyptian architect, to create the plans in 1962; the installation of the museum art works came and was finished between 1972 and 1975. Among the items on display are grave goods from the tomb of the 18th dynasty pharaoh Tutankhamun and a collection of 26 New Kingdom statues that were found buried in the Luxor statue cache in the nearby Luxor Temple in 1989; the royal mummies of two pharaohs - Ahmose I and Ramesses I - were put on display in the Luxor Museum in March 2004, as part of the new extension to the museum, which includes a small visitor centre. A major exhibit is a reconstruction of one of the walls of Akhenaten's temple at Karnak.

One of the featured items in the collection is a calcite double statue of the crocodile god Sobek and the 18th Dynasty pharaoh Amenhotep III. Supreme Council of Antiquities.

The Glory of Their Times

The Glory of Their Times: The Story of the Early Days of Baseball Told by the Men Who Played It is a 1966 book, edited by Lawrence Ritter, telling the stories of early 20th century baseball. It is acclaimed as one of the great books written about baseball. Ritter got the idea for the book in 1961 upon the death of Ty Cobb, regarded as one of the greatest players in the game's history, he was influenced by the works of John and Alan Lomax, who traveled the country in the 1930s and 1940s with tape recorders seeking out old and forgotten American folk songs. Ritter realized that those who played baseball in the early years of the 20th century were now old men, he resolved to interview as many of them as he could in order to record their memories. Ritter travelled 75,000 miles to interview his subjects, sitting for hours listening to them tell their tales into his tape recorder; the book retells their stories in the first-person. The interviews were made between 1962 and 1966; the book was published in September 1966, following four years of research and preparation.

An enlarged edition was issued in 1984, with the additions of George Gibson, Babe Herman, Specs Toporcer, Hank Greenberg. A positive review by Wilfred Sheed in The New York Times Book Section helped propel the book, though it never hit the best-seller list; this book has been in print for most of the last 35 years, selling 360,000 copies, with royalties of nearly a quarter million dollars. Ritter presented royalties to the 22 men in the original book and their estates, continued to write them checks into the mid-1980s. Ritter himself earned less than $35,000 on this classic; every player in the book, along with his wife, has since died. A vinyl album containing some of the actual recordings of the interviews was released in the 1970s. More with the popularity of books-on-tape, longer versions of the recordings have been released on audiocassette and CD. Crawford, Greenberg and Waner were members of the Baseball Hall of Fame at the time of the book's publishing. Coveleski, Goslin and Marquard were elected after the book was published.

Toporcer, who died in 1989, was the last survivor among the interviewees. As part of Ritter's research, he interviewed many ballplayers, baseball executives, writers besides those who have chapters in his book; these individuals included Bill Veeck, Billy Werber, Benny Bengough, Marty McHale, Eliot Asinof, Fred Lieb, George McBride. A documentary film for The Glory of Their Times was produced in 1971 by Ritter and Bud Greenspan, showing much of the still photography used in the book, along with vintage film footage and recordings from the audio tapes Ritter used in researching the book. After being rejected by commercial networks for several years due to Greenspan's refusal to edit for length, the film aired on PBS television in 1977. Dead-ball era Live-ball era Inside Baseball 2006 American Spectator article on 40th anniversary of book's publication The Glory of Their Times Photographs List of Ritter Audio Tapes IMDB listing of documentary