The sad lot of the rooster in a world with too many males. By Fiona Scott-Norman Posted about 5 hours agoSat 23 Nov 2019, 7:00pm You will notice, in Chinese Astrology, that there is a Year of the Rooster.
Not a Year of the Chicken, or of the Hen, or of the Chook. None of the other 11 zodiac signs (pig, horse, dragon, tiger, doggo, etc.) are gendered. The ancient Chinese wanted themselves some male chicken personality traits, and if born into that year, you are considered to be proud, vain, confident, pompous, attention-seeking, flamboyant, hard-working and brave. Traits that land on people as back-handed compliments sit nicely, however, on the male Gallus gallus domesticus. Inexperienced chicken buyers inevitably return from the market with at least one roo, because the boys are the best looking.
This is the thing. Some neighbours are willing to be bribed with fresh eggs or a placating jam sponge but, on the whole, inner-city types are a) weirded out to be handed a random cake, and b) not enchanted at being woken at 4.30 am by Mr Fabulous. Teachers: Write It. 'Like a burial': Alberto Manguel on dismantling his 35,000-book collection - RN. Updated about 4 hours agoMon 30 Jul 2018, 4:46am Though he runs his country's largest library, Alberto Manguel is not a huge fan of borrowing books.
"I love libraries. I love the building, I love the feel, I love the rows of books," the director of the National Library of Argentina says. "But if I ask for a book and I like it, I want to take it away and I want to write in the book, which of course is not allowed. "It's too tempting. It's this attitude that helped him develop a collecting habit bordering on the pathological — and a library that's very hard to say goodbye to. Grieving the death of a collection When Manguel, also a noted writer and critic, recently moved from his large country home to a small city apartment, it meant dismantling his collection of 35,000 books and packing them away.
Brothers Wreck: Fighting back against suicide in Indigenous communities. Updated yesterday at 11:37amWed 27 Jun 2018, 11:37am Acclaimed actor and playwright Jada Alberts has had enough of the scourge of suicide impacting Indigenous Australians, and she's using her words to address the issue.
Her play 'Brothers Wreck' is about to debut in Adelaide after a season at the Malthouse Theatre in Melbourne. She told the ABC she was inspired to write the show after her own experience of the issue. "I think people are touched by suicide no matter what colour you are," she said. "I think it's an epidemic that crosses all boundaries, [but] I don't think that Australians realise how bad it is in Indigenous communities.
" The 31-year-old said Indigenous suicide rates in some parts of Australia were the highest in the world and up to twenty times the national average. "I think in general Australia has a difficulty with seeing Indigenous disadvantage and the gap that is between black and white Australia," she said. Using personal experience on stage. 1800s. Pemulwuy (1750–1802) was a Bidjigal man from the Botany Bay area who led the Eora nation's resistance to European expansion into Eora lands.
His name means 'earth: man of earth' in the Dhurag language. He questioned the immense damage done to Aboriginal society by the murder of his people and the loss of their traditional lands and hunting grounds. He retaliated against these atrocities by spearing cattle, burning huts, destroying crops and attacking settlers. His response is significant as it was the largest organised Aboriginal retaliation to the British invasion. Aboriginal groups usually fought in groups of around 30, but Pemulwuy was able to form groups of more than 100 people connecting different clans and language groups. In 1801 Governor Philip King (1758–1808) issued an order that any Aboriginal person found near the Parramatta district, the Georges River and Prospect should be driven from the area and could be shot on sight.
Pemulwuy. Pemulwuy (c.1750–1802), Aboriginal warrior, was born near what was later named Botany Bay, on the northern side of the Georges River, New South Wales.
His name (also spelt as Pemulwhy, Pemulwoy or other variations) was derived from the Darug (Dharug) word pemul, meaning earth. Europeans also rendered his name as 'Bimblewove' and 'Bumbleway'. He spoke a dialect of the Darug language and had a blemish in his left eye. According to Colebe, his left foot had been clubbed, suggesting he was a carradhy (clever man). Formal & Informal English. Rebel Wilson: 10 things you might not know about the Hollywood comedy queen. Updated Australian actor and comedy queen Rebel Wilson has come a long way from playing a proud bogan.
Her role in the Hollywood blockbuster Bridesmaids, and more recently as the loveable Australian expat Fat Amy in the Pitch Perfect series, have seen her become one of Hollywood's favourite comedians. In an exclusive interview with Julia Zemiro's Home Delivery this week, Wilson returned to her roots in Castle Hill, in Sydney's north west, to offer an intimate look into what life was like growing up in Australia.
From working at dog shows as a child, to hallucinating about winning an Oscar — here are 10 things you might not know about the star. 1. Wilson was very studious at school and often spent her lunchtimes studying in the library. "Every lunch time, like a total Nigel dork, I was in that library just sitting by myself with no friends," she said. But in Grade 12 her hard work paid off, with Wilson scoring a near-perfect result of 99.3 per cent on her Higher School Certificate (HSC). 2. 3.