Clyde Rickart standing in front of huge stump with crosscut saw

Bluegum Stump

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In 1946 E.A. Rose and Clyde Rickert were employed to cut this tree down. The pay for the job was ten shillings ($1) each. The photo shows Clyde at the stump (circa late 1970’s), with the saw used. The garage was not there when the tree was cut down. The tree was cut on springboards …

Australian History: by Mark Twain

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Before the start of the Twentieth century, Mark Twain wrote: Australian history is almost always picturesque; indeed, it is also so curious and strange, that it is itself the chiefest novelty the country has to offer and so it pushes the other novelties into second and third place. It does not read like history, but …