[LINK] OT: crooks in Sydney.

stephen at melbpc.org.au stephen at melbpc.org.au
Sun Mar 13 12:22:37 AEDT 2011

Kim writes,

> http://www.boingboing.net/2011/03/12/jazz-age-villains-of.html 
> http://community.livejournal.com/everyday_i_show/84449.html (1922)
> Amazing police photographs of "criminals" in Sydney in the 1920.

Also perhaps of interest, here's another 1922 report:

The Washington Post, November 2, 1922.

"The Arctic ocean is warming up, icebergs are growing scarcer and in some
places the seals are finding the water too hot, according to a report to
the Commerce Department yesterday from Consulafft, at Bergen, Norway.

Reports from fishermen, seal hunters and explorers all point to a radical
change in climate conditions and hitherto unheard-of temperatures in the
Arctic zone. Exploration expeditions report that scarcely any ice has been
met as far north as 81 degrees 29 minutes. Soundings to a depth of 3,100
meters showed the gulf stream still very warm. Great masses of ice have
been replaced by moraines of earth and stones, the report continued, while
at many points well known glaciers have entirely disappeared.

Very few seals and no white fish are found in the eastern Arctic, while
vast shoals of herring and smelts which have never before ventured so far
north, are being encountered in the old seal fishing grounds."



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