Various webpages here updated 24 March 2014. Message for The Vatican and Cardinal Pell in Sydney. Who evidently thought (by 24-3-2014) that people complaining about Catholic priests sexually-abusing children are "enemies of the Church". Below is a choice quote from the first enemy of the Church to speak on such issues.
If anyone causes one of these little ones - those who believe in me - to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.
Jesus of Nazareth (Matthew 18:6. Luke 17:2. Mark 9:42.)
Is it the case then that The Vatican has become its own millstone because it cannot understand its founder's own words? What could be clearer?


You can make us even happier than we are by linking this website to your website. Unless you want to link to specific page content in more URL detail, our URL for such purposes is: -Ed

Now considering producing more e-books for sale on Kindle.

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You can now buy an e-book of poetry by Dan Byrnes for Kindle by clicking here

The Main Purpose...

The main purpose of this web domain is to deliver to the Internet a major history writing/research project concerning early Australian-European history - The Blackheath Connection.
This book project was completed after many years´ work in 1999-2000 and later placed on the Internet. Since then it has been multi-cited and quoted on many websites, usually with responsible attribution and acknowledgement (which is greatly appreciated).

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Researching and producing the Blackheath Connection was a major exercise, reviewing the history of convict transportation from England (or, Britain) to North America 1718-1755, and later to Australia from 1786-1810.
Research began in 1977 – and it continues (with the Merchant Networks Project indicated below).
More detailed follow-up on the period 1810-1865 is now being completed and is due one day on the Net.

If you are attracted to The Blackheath Connection, prepare for some surprises by way of discovering a new set of perspectives on the rise of Britain's convict colonies in Australia from 1788!

The history websites on this domain now have a companion website on a new domain, at Merchant Networks Project produced by Dan Byrnes and Ken Cozens (of London).

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The Merchant Networks Project - A project seldom if ever developed for the Internet ... a website to return to ...

Now planning to produce more e-books -- poetry, short stories, serious work in history.


And in general, please feel quite free to email on any topics you find treated on these websites.

Other Material by Dan Byrnes:

Articles, various on this website

Short stories by Dan Byrnes

Editing - Writing - Websites - Dan Byrnes' as writer/editor Resume

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Main Websites of this domain

HoTM History of Technology of Music (still a beginning-website but building up momentum)

Lost Worlds For the arcane, the esoteric, the exotic in history - timelines plus++

The Blackheath Connection (Some graphics added in 2005)

Merchants and Bankers Listings - Questions of economic history with timelines

The English Business of Slavery (Version 1 - a revision Version 2 may one day become available)

Bibliographies, on Australian history, often-updated, now proceeding in files uploaded in alphabetical order)

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Dan Byrnes Word Factory: On the Net since late 1996! From 2009, a Personal Website (not a blog) is growing at: Personal Website. In time this project will carry some family history material as time permits.



Dan Byrnes is not into blogging as such (and appears at no other URLs in any major way), but the current state of the world demands more short takes from everybody in cyberspace in order to alert politicians about their current lacks of power, failure to get a grip on the future, and their other ills ... so a few items on news or recently-arising political topics are posted here.

On that page you can find a recent poem on the USA´s debt crisis. Title is: Levee breaks on debt ceiling. The mixed metaphor is quite deliberately intended.

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What's new on these websites?

Newest file added to this website is: An info-incoming file in Dan Byrnes' Personal Website, for views on recent issues in the news, opinions, and whatever else. News and Views.

New file added to Lost Worlds as a booklist at Cities and Regions ... (more travel writing than history)

Most recent updates on Dan Byrnes´ personal website

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Personal3 Re Poetry New and Old Personal3

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fields.htm - - An Obituary for Photographer John Fields (2013).

Opinions3 Re USA late 2012-early 2013 - Opinions3

More to come on files for poetry