Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Will his wish be granted with the words "Arise Sir Alexander Downer"?

I had always thought of my old paper the Sydney Telegraph as being a journal of record but it’s not so any longer it seems. Prompted by a twitterer I went looking for a Tony Abbott promise on the question of knights and dames, entered the code  http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/pm-tony-abbott-rules-out-reinstating-knights-and-dames-in-oz/story-fni0cx4q-1226788026229 – and this was the sad result:
26-03-2014 notfoundBut for history’s sake I was grateful for this from Sir Tim Þe Enchanter ‏@timb07 :
https://web.archive.org/web/20131222085221/http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/pm-tony-abbott-rules-out-reinstating-knights-and-dames-in-oz/story-fni0cx4q-1226788026229
From where I rescued this:
26-03-2014 noknightsWith these being the key pars:
26-03-2014 knightsanddames

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