Who really discovered America? - Whiteout Press
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Described by Pat Dodson (2006) as a seminal moment in Australia’s history, Rudd’s apology was expressed in the true spirit of reconciliation opening a new chapter in the history of Australia.
History of Australia - Wikipedia
Gordon Elliott, television producer, TV personality: I met a bloke there who apparently came from one of the biggest department-store dynasties in America. He said his name was Peter. But being from Australia, when he referred to the family store, I thought he was talking about a grocery shop on the corner. I didn’t realize he was talking about millions of dollars in real estate. Anyway, it was very late on a Saturday night, because Peter’s friend had gone out and gotten the early edition of the Sunday New York Times and was reading it at the table. Peter decided that reading the newspaper at the table during dinner was bad manners, and as he was talking to me, he leaned over with his cigarette lighter and lit the bottom of the Times. His friend was so drunk he didn’t notice until there was a good flame coming up the back of his paper.