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 Australian bushfires (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 current state of genealogy research in Virginia USA.
E-mail anytime to: firstname.lastname@example.org. For 2020: Last heard of re Dan Byrnes' profile on www.academia.edu at 2663 hits and rising for specialty history articles - Also have profiles on Facebook and Linked-In- Now redesigning these websites ...
For a well-re-thought-out treatment of the "climate change debate" in Australia see Australian bush fires
A suite of websites with content ranging from Australian convict history to the personal, 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 ...
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 ...
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). Larry West (Texas, USA, affairs in general). Joel Byrnes (Brisbane, Australia, 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). Reggie Thomson (history).
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 ...