Michael Gorey

Blog URL:http://gorey.com.au
Blog Tags:Australia, society, history, media, newspapers, politics, life, technology, genealogy
Country:Australia
State/Province:South Australia
Location:Adelaide

Random thoughts and observations by former regional newspaper editor Michael Gorey from Adelaide on Australian life, society, media, sport, business and politics.



Latest Blog Posts



A drive to Cox Peninsula today, just across the harbour from Darwin but 100km by road, led to the wreckage of a WW2 American bomber. Known as "Milady", the B24J Liberator aircraft crashed on 17 January 1945 when returning from a training exercise,...

Wagait Beach

on Nov 12, 2016

We drove more than 110km today to see a beach that's only about 7km from our Darwin home. Wagait Beach is on the western side of Darwin Harbour on Cox Peninsula. Much of the hinterland in that area forms part of the recent Kenbi land claim settleme...

It's not new to wrap a web service such as Gmail in a standalone browser window to create a desktop app. I don't really see the point in this however, because tabbed browsing makes it easy to switch between sites and services, even if more than one...

Today I visited the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory. It was my first time there, despite its proximity just 3km away, past the high school at Bullocky Point. There is an excellent collection of Aboriginal art, especially from Arnhe...

History has a way of turning up unexpected treasures and I feel fortunate to have discovered one such gem accidentally. Fortunate in the sense I now know something about an unsung South Australian sporting hero of the 19th century; sad however at hi...

Linux Mint 18

on Oct 20, 2016

Linux Mint 18 (Sarah) using Cinnamon desktop is the best operating system I've had the pleasure to use. I had a previous KDE version of Linux Mint on my Lenovo Z50 laptop and forgot about it for several months after moving from Alice Springs to Darw...

Steven Bradbury

on Oct 14, 2016

I had the pleasure today to meet 2002 Winter Olympics gold medallist Steven Bradbury. He's an entertaining speaker and there's much more to his inspirational story than cruising over the finish line as an accidental champion. Bradbury was in the twi...