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Countess Caroline Jean Leitenmaier



kursk (k-141) russian submarine
Construction on the Kursk began in 1990 at Severodvinsk, near Arkhangelsk. The Kursk, one of eight active Oscar II class submarines, was the pride of the Russian Navy’s new Northern Fleet. Commissioned in 1995, the Kursk was the Northern Fleet's most powerful weapon. This exceptional...

PAUL ALEXANDER [The Man in the Iron Lung]

paul alexander [the man in the iron lung]
During one of the worst polio outbreaks in history, in a time that feels all to familiar to todays Corona-19 pandemic, the last known Iron Lung casualty of the Polio pandemic Paul Alexander, now has to contend with battling to survive through Covid, a...

STEVE “CRIKEY” IRWIN [The Crocodile Hunter]

steve irwin [the crocodile hunter]
STEVE IRWIN Unlike wildlife and nature filmmaker Sir David Attenborough, Steve Irwin led his viewers on recklessly close encounters with deadly, unusual and endangered animals, with his frenetic energy and engaging boyish enthusiasm. Although sometimes criticised for disturbing wildlife unnecessarily or for indulging in showmanship, these...

HODDLE STREET MASSACRE [ Julian Knight shooter ]

hoddle street massacre
The Hoddle Street Massacre was a mass shooting that occurred on the evening of Sunday, 9 August 1987, in Hoddle Street, Clifton Hill, a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, in Australia. Julian Knight was a nineteen year old former army cadet who at the time, had...

PETS CORNER [ Article # 1 ]

pets corner [ article # 1 ]
As a Former Veterinary Nurse with over 15 years experience under my belt, I think I am more than qualified to add the odd article to this section. Many times over the years my friends have called me day and night with questions, about...

THE CUCKOO RESTAURANT [Closes its doors for Good]

the cuckoo restaurant closes its doors for good
This Victorian iconic restaurant which has survived more than 60 years in business, has fallen victim to the COVID pandemic. For this Cuckoo, time has stood still and the doors have closed for good. The Cuckoo Restaurant Olinda was located 50 or so kilometres outside...

PUFFING BILLY (all aboard)

puffing billy (all aboard)
Puffing billy Is an Australian Century old Steam Train ride through the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges EXPLORE REGIONAL VICTORIA “All aboard for a ride on Australia's oldest steam railway”. Puffing Billy is Australia’s favourite century-old steam train, that continues to run on it's original mountain track from...

THE HINDENBURG (Zeppelin Airship)

the hindenburg (zeppelin airship)
The Hindenburg (also known as a Zeppelin) was a type of rigid airship named after the German inventor Count Ferdinand Von Zeppelin. He pioneered rigid airship development at the beginning of the 20th century. Formulated in 1874, and developed in 1893, the Zeppelin was...

DOUG PARKINSON (30 October 1946 – 15 March 2021)

doug parkinson (30 october 1946 – 15 march 2021)
VALE DOUG PARKINSON Parkinson had enjoyed an outstanding 5 decade long and remarkably varied career in the Australian Music Fraternity, Stage, Musical Theatre, Acting and Advertising. He was regarded as one of Australia’s finest veteran Soulful vocalists, and one of the truly versatile talents amongst...


billy idol
William Michael Albert Broad (better known as punk rocker Billy Idol) was born in Stanmore, Middlesex England, exactly 8 days after RCA Records bought Elvis Presleys contract from Sun Records. At the age of two, Idols parents moved to Patchogue, on Long Island, New York,...