Expressions of interest are sought for taking over
this website as a going concern. It has been online since 1997, and
now deserves a make-over, modernisation and a greater degree
of attention than the present webmaster can currently
Since 1997, more than three million
visitors from 124 countries have visited this site.
What Visitors have said about this
Your colorful site is a great
departure from the bland corporate
horrors infesting the world wide
web. It inspired us in creating
our Paardeberg Page at
www.goldiproductions.com. which we
hope to expand into a Canadian
view of the Boer War.
I have just been reading the
DEFENDING VICTORIA website,
which has restored my faith in
the utility of the Internet - thank
you very much!
[A Turkish visitor wrote]: I call
you as dear friends because of
your sensational web page [about
Gallipoli] that makes me feel
your friend really. I work in a
factory as Plant & Maint. Manager
in Istanbul. My grandfather and
my wife's grandfather had fought
[A French Visitor wrote]: Nice
site. Amicalement, Clément. North
of France (SOUCHEZ).
Photo by Michael Cannon
Melbourne's magnificent Shrine of Remembrance
honours fallen WW1
Allan Trinca took this photo in late April 2002. He has helped
chronicle the famous ship's decline on this site for over four years.
He laments today: "She's a sad sight - just gradually slipping away
from us". For more than thirty five years, concerned Australians
like Prime Minister Bob Menzies and others (like Prince Phillip)
have strived to save the historic vessel. Unable to capture pop-
ular imagination, thousands of hours of lobbying and effort have
produced almost no results. The unthinkable--the collapse of the
ship--is imminent. This wonderful symbol--in the 1870's the most
powerful deterrent to invaders and raiders in the Southern Hemis-
phere--and flagship of the Victorian Navy--is now rusting scrap.