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Apr 1, 2014 / 6,505 notes

Sonny Bill Williams of the Sydney Roosters at training. The Sydney Roosters is an Australian professional rugby league football club based in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney.

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queennubian:

womenwhokickass:

Image Caption: “On Thursday 6th February 2014, Shelia Oakley was TASERED IN THE EYE at home by a police officer who was a highly experienced Taser trainer. Four police officers threw her to the ground, put their knees into her back, then handcuffed her.
Commissioner says officer acted in self-defence.
She is now blind.
Australia, the world is watching.”
abo-futurist:

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Feb 10, 2014 / 2,610 notes

queennubian:

womenwhokickass:

Image Caption: “On Thursday 6th February 2014, Shelia Oakley was TASERED IN THE EYE at home by a police officer who was a highly experienced Taser trainer. Four police officers threw her to the ground, put their knees into her back, then handcuffed her.

Commissioner says officer acted in self-defence.

She is now blind.

Australia, the world is watching.”

abo-futurist:

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Sep 9, 2013 / 427,601 notes

madsmikkelsenpai:

derekisme:

Heroic Male Model Strips To Save Drowning Dog

Sue Drummond and her Maltese-Shih Tzu mix Bibi set off for a walk by the water in Melbourne, Australia, she had no idea that it could be Bibi’s last. But with furious winds estimated at 60 mph, Bibi was suddenly blown right off the pier and into the rough waters below. “I thought he was going to sink and then maybe I wouldn’t be able to find him,” Drummond told Australia’s Courier Mail. “But I didn’t really want to hop in the water either because I wasn’t quite sure if I could make it to shore with a struggling dog.” Drummond watched as Bibi helplessly tried to doggy paddle back to the pier.

Then out of nowhere, a bystander named Raden Soemawinata stripped down to his underwear and shirt and jumped in to save the pup. Soemawinata, 20, was on the pier for a family ceremony to scatter his grandmother’s ashes when he saw the dog struggling and plunged in after him. Though he’s being hailed as a hero, Soemawinata says saving the dog wasn’t especially brave. “It was pretty cold and windy but it wasn’t such a hard decision to jump in,” he told Australia’s Daily Telegraph“It wasn’t such a great feat. I’m a part-time model, so getting into my jocks isn’t so different to what I do for work.”

Hot guys saving puppies what a wonderful world we live in

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Aug 4, 2013 / 8,013 notes

Wearing fedoras, top hats and waistcoats and staring fixedly back at the camera, these men could have been posing for a magazine. But these amazing images from the 1910s to the 1930s are actually police mugshots taken of convicted criminals arrested in Australia. The collection of pictures are a series of around 2,500 ‘special photographs’ taken by the New South Wales Police Department photographers.

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Jan 9, 2013 / 290,391 notes

asunburntcountry:

buzzfeed:

Oh. My. Goooddddddd. This animal is called a Quokka and it is the happiest thing on the planet.

Quokkas live on Rottnest Island, just off the coast of Perth, Western Australia.

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theeducatedfieldnegro:

6dogs9cats:

World’s richest woman says poor should have less fun, work harder
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Rinehart made her money the old-fashioned way: She inherited it. Her family iron ore prospecting fortune of $30.1 billion makes her Australia’s wealthiest person and the richest woman on the planet.

“Rinehart made her money the old-fashioned way: She inherited it.”
“made her money the old-fashioned way: She inherited it.”
“the old-fashioned way: She inherited it.”
“She inherited it.”
Oh, okay…

Another so-called person who was borne on 3rd base but believes they hit a homerun.
Aug 30, 2012 / 881 notes

theeducatedfieldnegro:

6dogs9cats:

World’s richest woman says poor should have less fun, work harder

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Rinehart made her money the old-fashioned way: She inherited it. Her family iron ore prospecting fortune of $30.1 billion makes her Australia’s wealthiest person and the richest woman on the planet.

“Rinehart made her money the old-fashioned way: She inherited it.”

“made her money the old-fashioned way: She inherited it.”

“the old-fashioned way: She inherited it.”

“She inherited it.”


Oh, okay…

Another so-called person who was borne on 3rd base but believes they hit a homerun.

the-humble-magnificent:americawakiewakie:talldarkbishoujo:



I was just reading about this during a wiki binge on Olympics incidents and did a little research on it. I never knew how deep the message was that Smith and Carlos were trying to send. Just about everything they wore and how they wore it had symbolism attached to it. (unzipped tracksuits for solidarity with blue collar workers, necklace of beads for lynching victims, etc) Calling it a “black power salute” is really reductive and it’s a shame (and predictable) that if it’s taught at all, that’s what it’s boiled down to.
Another thing I didn’t know: the Australian guy who came in second wore a patch for solidarity with them, he was protesting racist Australian immigration policies. When he passed away, Smith and Carlos were pallbearers at his funeral.

Beautiful information here. 

Yeah the Australian guy is Peter Norman.
Guys, there’s a documentary called ‘Salute’ about this, it’s really great. Trailer is on YouTube.
Jul 29, 2012 / 117,483 notes

the-humble-magnificent:americawakiewakie:talldarkbishoujo:

I was just reading about this during a wiki binge on Olympics incidents and did a little research on it. I never knew how deep the message was that Smith and Carlos were trying to send. Just about everything they wore and how they wore it had symbolism attached to it. (unzipped tracksuits for solidarity with blue collar workers, necklace of beads for lynching victims, etc) Calling it a “black power salute” is really reductive and it’s a shame (and predictable) that if it’s taught at all, that’s what it’s boiled down to.

Another thing I didn’t know: the Australian guy who came in second wore a patch for solidarity with them, he was protesting racist Australian immigration policies. When he passed away, Smith and Carlos were pallbearers at his funeral.

Beautiful information here. 

Yeah the Australian guy is Peter Norman.

Guys, there’s a documentary called ‘Salute’ about this, it’s really great. Trailer is on YouTube.

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lori-rocks:

Jacaranda Street, Sydney, Australia via pinterest
Jul 19, 2012 / 119 notes

lori-rocks:

Jacaranda Street, Sydney, Australia via pinterest

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Jul 5, 2012 / 4,369 notes
theformofbeauty:

City Of Shadows. 1912-1948
Mar 12, 2012 / 85 notes

theformofbeauty:

City Of Shadows. 1912-1948

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1920’s Australian Mug Shots
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Wearing top hats and waistcoats and staring fixedly back at the camera, these men could have been posing for a family snapshot.But these amazing images from the 1910s to 1930s are actually police mugshots taken of convicted criminals arrested in Australia.The collection of black and white pictures are from a series of around 2,500 ‘special photographs’ taken by the New South Wales Police Department photographers.


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Feb 23, 2012

1920’s Australian Mug Shots
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Wearing top hats and waistcoats and staring fixedly back at the camera, these men could have been posing for a family snapshot.But these amazing images from the 1910s to 1930s are actually police mugshots taken of convicted criminals arrested in Australia.The collection of black and white pictures are from a series of around 2,500 ‘special photographs’ taken by the New South Wales Police Department photographers.

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1920’s Australian Mug Shots
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Wearing top hats and waistcoats and staring fixedly back at the camera, these men could have been posing for a family snapshot.But these amazing images from the 1910s to 1930s are actually police mugshots taken of convicted criminals arrested in Australia.The collection of black and white pictures are from a series of around 2,500 ‘special photographs’ taken by the New South Wales Police Department photographers.


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Feb 23, 2012

1920’s Australian Mug Shots
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Wearing top hats and waistcoats and staring fixedly back at the camera, these men could have been posing for a family snapshot.But these amazing images from the 1910s to 1930s are actually police mugshots taken of convicted criminals arrested in Australia.The collection of black and white pictures are from a series of around 2,500 ‘special photographs’ taken by the New South Wales Police Department photographers.

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Dec 6, 2011 / 386 notes

occupyallstreets:

This morning at 8:45am a peaceful Occupy Melbourne Protester was violently stripped of her protest costume and disgarded on the ground in her bra and panties. The individual in question was part of the Occupy Melbourne protest and was dressed in a protest costume made from a converted tent. The significance of the costume was to hightlight restrictions placed on protesters staging a 24/7 protest in Flagstaff Gardens.

 
The protester was surrounded by at least 4 Melbourne City Council officers and 8 Victorian police officers.

 Her movement was restricted by the formation of officers surrounding her and she was subsequently restrained as officers proceeded with aggressively removing her costume. At each stage she declared that she did not consent or feel comfortable with the actions of the council and police officers, stating that this was a sexual assault.”This is not consensual’.

Her requests and declarations were ignored as officers continued to rip and jossle her costume and person. A knife was requested and used by MCC Officers as the Protest Costume was cut from her body. The remaining severed costume was violently torn from her body while the protester herself was disgarded, semi-naked and crying on the ground as Vic police and MCC officers walked away with the costume.NO EFFORT was made to assess her health or welling after the incident.

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At an Occupy Melbourne protest in central Melbourne, Australia on Friday October 21, a protester was pushed underneath a horse’s head by the crush.
Oct 22, 2011 / 12 notes

At an Occupy Melbourne protest in central Melbourne, Australia on Friday October 21, a protester was pushed underneath a horse’s head by the crush.

Paul French walked down a road Friday in Perth, Australia, on day five of his over 4,000-kilometer (2,500 miles) journey from Perth to Sydney. He aims to walk 35-40 kilometers a day, five days a week, in full Storm Trooper costume to raise money for the Starlight Foundation, which helps ill and hospitalized children in Australia.
Jul 18, 2011 / 7 notes
Paul French walked down a road Friday in Perth, Australia, on day five of his over 4,000-kilometer (2,500 miles) journey from Perth to Sydney. He aims to walk 35-40 kilometers a day, five days a week, in full Storm Trooper costume to raise money for the Starlight Foundation, which helps ill and hospitalized children in Australia.