Updated 26 July, 2020.

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 generally, not impressed at all with the 2019/2020 state of genealogy research in Virginia/Maryland USA.

Closing down some website sections in May 2020 . . . due to changes in the world due to corona virus ...
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 extra notes on what of this domain has been closed due to the corona virus worldwide pandemic by May 2020.
E-mail anytime to: dan@danbyrnes.com.au. For 2020: Now redesigning these websites (a huge job). Last heard of re Dan Byrnes' profile on www.academia.edu at 3444 hits (an increase of about 10 per day at its best) for specialty history articles with hits from eg.,: London School of Economics; researchers in Australia; a novel writer/researcher on hulks (Will Roberts), a descendant of hulks convicts c.1786; a researcher at Penrith NSW, Australia, a UK researcher on Money Wigram, California State Polytechnic University at Pomona; Royal Holloway, University of London. Most recent hits have come from Australia, UK/Europe or USA. Dan Byrnes has works cited on Google Scholar (by eg., Emma Christopher, A Merciless Place). Also, Tom Keneally, A Commonwealth of Thieves. Also has profiles on Facebook and Linked-In ...

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 ...

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You can also look for the following separate websites/pages ... Some are now finished
About page - finished (now retired)
Lost Worlds - The Website - now closed - ie, finished. Explore history timelines and wonder deeply about the past.
The Blackheath Connection - 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. Finished -
The English Business of Slavery - a 12-chapter website book - finished
History of Music Technology (HoTM) - work-in-progress - articles and timelines)
Merchants and Bankers Listings (history) - finished
Poetry (Poems 1-1000) - work-in-progress
Bibliographies/Booklists (Australian history) - work-in-progress
Humour - work-in-progress
Short stories and a few articles - finished
Personal Website, The - work in progress
The Merchant Networks Project (A follow-up to The Blackheath Connection) - The Merchant Networks Project website (Updated from 3-9-2019, now being redesigned, merchant and commercial histories with Dan Byrnes and Ken Cozens) - finished
Email anytime to: dan@danbyrnes.com.au.

Who We Are

Dan Byrnes is now 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? ...

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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 ... Pay Pal Prefer gif

What these websites do

Presenting a wide variety of content ... and now being redesigned

Some of the crew

People to talk to, to learn from ...

  • Gerry Patterson

    Computer programmer, musician, friend. (Impossible to please, however, eg., in 2019 he wants to know: how good are rhetorical questions?)
  • Joel Byrnes

    Of Brisbane. Graphics, technical help and advice for this domain.
  • Lou Farina

    Photographer, webmaster, musician, joke-teller
  • Photo of Andrew Clermont

    Andrew Clermont

    Musician, multi-instrumentalist, guru, constantly on tour
  • Photo of Ed Matzenik

    Ed Matzenik

    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 o/s V19/20 ...

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This website has no fancy advertising, no distracting tricks, no inducements to anything. But beware of satire at times. It is all free and you may copy what you enjoy so long as you give suitable attribution for any use of any of it. Misuse if discovered will be complained about, but so far, hard as it is to believe, there has been little gross misuse. Meantime, these websites give attribution where it is due.
Dan Byrnes as an Australian writer has had websites online since 1997. E-mail incoming has remained gratifying, to say the least, for many years.
It's called, job satisfaction.

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