Questions for Australian media: Re underpayment of wages. What is Australian Labor Party doing? And what on earth are firms' personnel departments being paid for? Latest update work here is on current economic activity, on corona virus in Australia (see hyperlink below) - Check also, the blog at: Dan Byrnes' Blog. Also working on: Looking anew at the maritime history of convict transportation and the ways Australian historians overlook obvious questions ... Finishing new history essays and looking afresh at pre-1775 Tidewater/colonial Virginia/Maryland and not impressed at all with the 2019/2020 state of genealogy research in Virginia/Maryland USA.
E-mail anytime to: email@example.com. For 2020: Last heard of re Dan Byrnes' profile on www.academia.edu at 3303 hits (an increase of about 10 per day) for specialty history articles with hits from eg., a polytechnic in California, University of Leiden and have work cited on Google Scholar (by eg., Emma Christopher) Also have profiles on Facebook and Linked-In- Now redesigning these websites ... 13-5-2020: Message for Amazon/Prime Video Australia . . . Re "War for a New Nation", a long documentary mostly on the military aspects of the American Revolution which I have not long seen by May-June 2020. It seems well-researched, well-scripted, well-narrated, and it quotes many US historians still living. But the proofreading of the accompanying spoken script, displayed on the screen, is appallingly bad; ludicrous, inept, illiterate, laughable, and worse-than-amateur. The result is a completely spoiled production. So don't argue, please, just fix it! Fix it soon or bear with the world's laughter of derision. It's a disgrace! It looks like it's been done by an illiterate computer program. What is this? Another symptom of the decline of US hard-and-soft power in the world? Proofreading by cowboys from Modern America? Or more Trumpian nonsense? Idiots! I say again! Fix it yesterday! I really don't give a tuppenny damn how much it costs, just fix it and fix it soon! Yrs etc, Dan Byrnes. (And by mid-June 2020 are some signals that Amazon/Prime might be reacting positively here ... we'll let you know!)
What will NOT be closed for these websites will be sections for: poetry, family history, humour, personal ... For a few other remarks on closure of some of these websites see: re corona virus ...
Closing down some website sections in May 2020 . . . due to corona virus situations. . . A suite of websites with content ranging from Australian convict history to the personal, digests of international news, music matters, creative writing, humour, and a spot of family history, plus some of The Future too . . . not to speak of a dab of satire . . . See bottom of page for notes on what of this domain has been closed due to corona virus worldwide pandemic in May 2020.
Explore history timelines and wonder deeply about the past.
The Merchant Networks Project:
The Merchant Networks Project website (Updated from 3-9-2019, now being redesigned, merchant and commercial histories with Dan Byrnes and Ken Cozens)
A major work in Early Modern Australian history
The Blackheath Connection ... a 70+ page website on convict transportation to North America, then to Australia to 1810. Based on The Duncan Campbell Letterbooks 1758-1803++ held by Mitchell Library, Sydney.
Who We Are
Dan Byrnes is now semi-retired, but ... he carries on undeterred and asks the question: if Australia is indeed The Land of Lest We Forget, how and why is it that we remember so badly? ...
Your webmaster has lately been blogging on history topics at Linked-In History Enthusiasts forum; several times a Top Contributor there in 2014. Revising websites. Has lately been working on finishing two books, one, on Merchant Networks (commercial history 1760-1860), and two, "cultural comment", also blogging ...
What these websites do
Presenting a wide variety of content ... now being redesigned
Musician, multi-instrumentalist, guru, constantly on tour
Rock bass guitarist and video guru who inspired the website HOTM
Misuse complaints: Thankfully there is only one complaint, but it's a real doozy. Re "the web's most comprehensive Christian site" - "God bless America" says the stern eagle graphic. "God bless" for thieving US Protestant clergymen? I don't think so. See the webpage (scroll down a bit): Oddthings.
List of usual contributors: Ken Cozens (UK, history). Peter Dickson (UK, history). Ed Matzenik (Maitland, Australia, music). Brian Robson (Bondi, Sydney, Australia, computers, Australian politics but now discontinued). Larry West (Texas, USA, affairs in general). Joel Byrnes (Brisbane, Australia, technical assistance, affairs in general). Gerry Patterson (Melbourne, Australia, affairs in general) Thanks to Dora Koops for proofreading etc. E-mailers various, inc. Michael Longmire (Virginia, USA, history). Shane Ware (Tamworth). Reggie Thomson (history). Certain of these websites (news digests various, Lost Worlds, Merchant and Bankers Listings, Merchant Networks, The Blackheath Connection, The English Business of Slavery) were closed in May 2020 due to corona virus and associated problems. NOT due to be closed are sections of this domain for feedback, poetry, music matters, family history, humour, personal.
Tech update: From early 2019: This website is lately made with open
source web editor kit Bluefish and produced with a Linux Mint system V18 ...