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Australians Born in February
This month's February Australian birthdays include a brilliant Aussie comedian known for "her" flamboyant personality and attire, an Australian suffragist and mother of a writing legend, a world-renown Australian soprano stricken with polio who undertook Sister Kenny's treatment, the man who encouraged us to care about our wildlife. Yes, you have to read the article to learn who they are. For those no longer with us, it's a way to remember them too. February Australian birthdays include:
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Celebrate Valentine's Day on 14 February. No matter which of our free Greeting Cards you choose, any time is a good time to say hello!
We Get Mail
No, it's not what you're thinking. In 1923 eight gun shearers used hand shears to shear 18,000 sheep in a fortnight. It happened at Williambury Station in Western Australia. The men came from all over Australia to form a team travelling to service 11 shearing sheds across the northwest. Their feat is recorded at the Shearing Hall of Fame.
To answer many of the questions I get about the shearers, I've put together a list of Shearers' Slang. It's in our Australian Slang section. My favourite shearer slang is "Ducks in a pond." To find out the meaning, you'll have to visit the Shearers' Slang page. You'll also find on that
Did the Koala Win?
Yes, once again our Christmas Koala card with the candy cane beat our Aussie RooDeer card. When I totalled up the thousands of cards our readers sent, the Koala card was used five times as much as any other card.
We've had quite a few emails from people asking us to explain how our cards work and to please pass on some tips.
Yes, I create all the cards on our website.
page the inductees into the Shearers Hall of Fame.
I received an email from Malcolm K. telling me about the Monument Australia website. It is a historical and educational research site helping to preserve the cultural history of Australia.
The website contains information on over 27,000 memorials and monuments across Australia commemorating people and historical events.
For example, in Conflict Theme section you'll find: Afghanistan, Boer, Colonial, Genocide, Gulf, Indigenous, Korea, Spain, Terrorism, Vietnam, WWI, WWII. They also have authors, events and more. Monument Australia is run by volunteers and privately funded.
RSN has a new website
We do not use mass produced cards. Our fans tell us they like that we're different and that's why they use our cards. (It's always nice to get compliments.)
Need to send a card, but really don't know what to say? In most cards I've given you multiple choices for a message or poem. Just pick the one you want to add to the card.
I get asked all the time if you can send cards on a certain date in the future or send the same card to several people at one time. Sorry, no. That's on my very long wish list. There are lots of things Max and I would love to add to our website. Like most things it takes money for us to be able to do it.