We’ll build a world of our own song written by Tom Springfield in 1965 and an international hit for the Seekers, recorded for the first time at Abbey Road Studios in London.
William Cubitt (1785-1861) famous engineer, born in Norfolk, where his father was a miller. On his palares we find the construction of the Oxford Canal, Birmingham and Liverpool Junction Canal and the South- Eastern railway, of which he was chief engineer . The subject of the employment of criminals intrigued him and as a result of this fascination in 1818 he introduced the treadmill.
White Colonies magical places in the Blue Mountains, which might have existed as a sanctuary for British convicts, or perhaps only existed in the imagination of the exiled villains (often Irish), who would almost certainly would never return to their homeland. The first Irish convicts arrived in Botany Bay in 1791 with sailing ship The Queen.
(De) Werkmansbode paper of the confederation of the working class in the Netherlands from 1887 to 1920. In 1882, at the annual meeting of the confederation, the editors complained that their paper was not supported and read enough and that many workers still do not seem to understand that by reading the paper they could be so much better informed about the political situation in the Netherlands.
Walter B. MacDougall (1907-1976) from 1947 Native Patrol Officer for the Commonwealth Department of Supply. MacDougall had to protect the Aboriginals during the launches of rockets from Woomera Rocket Range. With Woomera as a home base, he made long-range patrols to make contact with Aboriginals who traveled through the desert. After 1953 he became responsible for ensuring the safety of the Aboriginals during British nuclear tests at Emu and Maralinga.
Woomera Aboriginal word for a wooden spear-throwing device and the name of a place in the Great Vicoria Desert in South Australia. Until 1946 Woomera was non existing. Its construction began in 1947 to cater for thousands of people moving there to develop and test new weapon systems, mainly long-range missiles, for NATO partners. The project was state secret. A large, remote test area was needed and Woomera was the perfect place. In the fifties and the sixties Woomera Rocket Range was the second busiest launching range on earth. Europe got its share with its rocket program ELDO. During the early 1960s, Woomera participated in the Mercury and Gemini space programs. Specialised tracking and communications stations were set up at Red Lake about 50 km (31 miles) north of Woomera about 200 km (120 miles) west of Woomera. These stations also played an important part in the first moon landing mission. One of the most significant facilities installed by the United States was the nearby, and highly specialised, Deep Space Station 41. This facility was constructed at the edge of Island Lagoon about 25 km (16 miles) south of Woomera. It played a mayor role in the ‘race for space’ from the mid-1950s to the mid-1970s. During its heyday (1949 - 1969), the village population reached around 7,000. The population of Woomera now is about 250 permanent residents. Woomera is the main setting of the novel Desert of Guilt (2016).
Wally Schirra the only American astronaut to fly in the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo programs. Schirra flew on the fifth Mercury flight in 1962, orbiting the Earth six times. He commanded Gemini 6A in 1965, a flight with Tom Stafford that had the historic distinction of being the first rendezvous of two manned, manoeuvrable spacecraft. Gemini 6A and Gemini 7 flew in formation for five hours, as close as one foot to one another. Schirra also commanded Apollo 7, the first manned Apollo flight. During that 11-day flight in Earth orbit in 1968, he and fellow crewmembers Walt Cunningham and Donn Eisele tested the Apollo systems and proved it was ready to take astronauts to the moon.
In what was a precursor of things to come, Apollo 7 transmitted the first television feed live into commercial networks from space during its 260-hour flight.
Wernher von Braun (1912-1977) one of the most important rocket developers and champions of space exploration in the twentieth century. As a youth he became enamoured with the possibilities of space exploration by reading the work of science fiction authors. Later, von Braun encountered the work of Hermann Oberth, whose 1923 book The Rocket into Planetary Space, prompted von Braun to master calculus and trigonometry so he could understand the physics of rocketry.