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Cyclones, floods, fire and fashion amidst the fame seekers

February 7th, 2011

Australia has certainly had a lashing by the weather stick of late and we have all been saddened and dismayed by the destruction it has wrought.  Even for those of us not directly affected, there would be few whose thoughts are not invaded by the suffering of so many of our fellow citizens.

It is always easy to criticize those in power in any given situation but the sheer might and determination of those delegated to the task of ensuring the personal safety of people in these current disasters has to be commended. Continue Reading »


Why when the Brandenburg plays Australia should listen

February 1st, 2011

Open the ‘classical’ box you may be intrigued with what’s inside

Listen up young people and those not accustomed to attending live concerts of so called classical music.  Regular listeners constantly hear about the need to spread the classical music gospel to the ‘young and un-initiated’, but has this become something of a cliche and is everyone to busy to bother anyway – the answer should be a stern and passionate NO! Continue Reading »


MUSIC (Melb) – Cool Summer Festival

February 6th, 2010

February 19, 2010toFebruary 21, 2010


  • 19 – 21 February 2010

CHESS: Check this out mate!

October 22nd, 2008

CHESS: Check this out mate!CHESS MATE

It may not be a topic on everyone’s lips in Australia but currently the World Chess Championship 2008 is underway.  The championship is a twelve game match between the Vladimir KramnikWorld Chess Championship 2007.

The match is taking place in Bonn, Germany, between 14 October and 2 November 2008  The rules for the games make interesting reading , including time restraints and ultimately a tie Continue Reading »


George Bornemissza OAM – Winner of the inaugural Australian Geographic Society, Conservationist of the Year Award.

October 12th, 2008

Australian Geographic Society Awards 2008 – full list and images from the night. 

George Bornemissza OAM Entomologist George Bornemissza oversaw the introduction of the bovine dung beetle to Australia – one of the most successful introductions of an exotic species in history.



Gianluigi Gelmetti farewell performance – “Arriverdici Gianluigi Gelmetti – our Maestro and our friend”.

September 25th, 2008

‘WE SHOULD ALL KNOW THE SCORE’Maestro Gianluigi Gelmetti’s farewell performance at the Sydney Opera House.  Image MiSociety

On the a September day in Sydney in 2008 when temperatures soared above 30 degrees creating an ‘Italian’ style warmth in the evening air, the City bade farewell to its Maestro -  Gianluigi Gelmetti.

The stage was set at the Opera House, literally, with its entire length bordered by the green, white and red flowers of Italy.  Similarly coloured balloons were corralled in a net and suspended high up in the Concert Hall. Continue Reading »


Manly Arts Festival Launch and Bruce Goold Exhibition Launch

September 15th, 2008

Words: MiSociety (David Potter)  Images: Makemefamous & MiSociety 


The launch of the Manly Arts festival 2008 at the Manly Art Gallery and Museum was a bubbly affair, with locals, visitors and artists rubbing shoulders and chatting excitedly throughout the evening against a background of Continue Reading »


“Dee Bee’s” proprietor Graeme Goldberg’s list of ‘desert island’ companions

July 25th, 2008

Graeme Goldburg of Dee Bee’s

Dee Bees Double Bay Christmas party photos & story
Dee Bees Summer Drinks party phots & story

MiSociety asked Graeme Goldberg, proprietor of “Dee Bee’s” at Double Bay, to tell us,  out of all the notable people he has met (and been photographed with) during his career, which ones would he take to the proverbial ‘desert island’.  “My wife, Brigitte” was Graeme’s immediate answer before agonising over the rest.

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June 1st, 2008

So there we have it. Ray Williams has been released from Sydney’s Silverwater Jail. The 71-year-old was convicted in 2005 of misleading shareholders about the financial position of HIH, which left thousands of people without insurance when it collapsed four years earlier with debts of about $5 billion. On his release, Mr Williams again apologised to HIH shareholders who lost money when the company collapsed. Continue Reading »



June 1st, 2008

Come on Aussies, Come on.  Well, at least those who are not fully conversant with the game of cricket.  Surely it is incumbent on every Australian to learn the basic rules and strategy when this sport recently sparked a serious diplomatic incident between Australia and India.  The value of trade and business to Australia put at risk is incalculable. Continue Reading »


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