||Locals concerned the Accident and Death Fund was being used to buy property and office equipment with the funds they paid into the fund.
||Boulder fund suspended
||Bruce Wilson and Julia Gillard go to a meeting with the miners in Kalgoorlie
||AWU announce it is taking over the fund at Boulder paper article
||Contract of sale signed by Bruce Wilson
||Purchase of 85 Kerr Street Fitzroy by Julia Gillard and B Wilson who attended the Auction
||blewitt-getting-his-addres.html Purchase of 85 Kerr Street Fitzroy by Julia Gillard and Bruce Wilson who attended the Auction
||Letter to Slater & Gordon about the 1/85 Kerr Street sale
||Ralph Blewitt is appointed Western Australian Branch Secretary in the week 15 to 19 February
||Olive Brosnan and Heidi chasing up the Power of Attorney - notes
||Olive Brosnan makes this further note regarding Heidi, a sales person with the Real Estate firm GA Thomson. Note that Heidi returns the call and says that she will let Olive Brosnan have the original Power of Attorney (when she gets it?) and will need a certified copy in return
||Slater and Gordon acknowledges that it has received the Contract of Sale, Section 32 Statement and the Power of Attorney from GA Thomson.
||Olive Brosnan certifies Power of Attorney
||A memo from Sylvia to Olive Brosnan about the application for the loan for Ralph Blewitt and the Kerr Street property
||Letter/fax from Hewitt & Company stating Ralph Blewitt Wages Ref VB/CS
||Memo to Olive Brosnan from Sylvia about the loan approval and the return of the chq for $500 from Ralph Blewitt’s personal account
||Letter from Slater & Gordon addressed to Ralph Blewitt explaining mortgage details Page 1, Page 2, Page 3
||Memo Julia Gillard wants details of penalty interest rates
||Memo to Julia Gillard from Olive Brosnan about penalty interest rates
||Memo of fees for house - Bill of costs
||Letter to Ralph Blewitt requesting Cheque for $67,772.30
||The cheque for $67,772.30
||Settlement date for Kerr Street purchase
||Land Transfer document
||Dawesville project costs
||Julia Gillard went on holidays while Bruce Wilson organised house renovations
||Interview with Slater & Gordon about the Renovations
||New bank accounts for Construction Fund
||AWU-FIME amalgamate (2 Victorian Branches)
||Cheque from AWU WRAI account $46,550
||Cheque for $15000 - $10 000 for K Spyridis and $5000 cash
||AWU went back to central funding arrangements
||Letter from Robert Smith (AWU) to Ian Cambridge and Steve Harrison about the unknown AWU bank accounts
||Letter to the National Executives about the freezing of the accounts
||Union National Finance committee meet to discuss what was going on start of investigations into the frozen accounts
||Bob Smith wrote to Ian Cambridge to say the AWU was going to charge Bruce Wilson
||Ian Cambridge visits QC Richard Kenzie from Maurice Blackburn for discussions to fix it (get union money back)
||Internal Review into Julia Gillard’s involvement of the AWU -WRA and she is put on restricted duties
|14/15 Aug 95
||Other Joint secretaries of the Unions paid out the signatories of the accounts - hand writing on the cheques Link 1 Link 2
||Bruce Wilson redundancy cheque $55,204
||Letter to stop the cheques Ian Cambridge
|17/18 Aug 95
||All accounts were closed bar 2 general and grants accounts and redundancies given out
||Affidavit - Bill Ludwig - Bruce Wilson get sprung
||Julia Gillard interviewed by Geoff Shaw, Peter Gordon and Nick Styant-Browne at Slater and Gordon - It’s recorded and she goes on leave of Absence until May 96 (WA AWU-WRA not yet discovered by AWU yet)
||Ian Cambridge addresses AWU Qld Branch meeting
||Ian Cambridge talked with Commonwealth Bank - Diary entry - Discovery of Workplace Reform Association INC. WA branch
||Discovery of Accounts in AWU name by Ian Cambridge letter from Commonwealth Bank
||Fax from Com bank listing the accounts in the AWU name - for Ian Cambridge
||Newspaper article about Joe Trio and the AWU fraud article from sometime in 1996
||Ian Cambridge received bank records after the discussions with the bank back in April Ian Cambridge spoke to AWU Officials in Perth and they never heard of the Workplace Reform Association Inc.
||Diary entry Ian Cambridge - spoke to Branch Official Russell Frearson about the $400,000 going through the account
||Geoff Shaw Slater & Gordon General Manager gets Subpoena to supply all documents relating to purchase of 1/85 Kerr Street
||Court proceeding where Geoff Shaw is to produce the documents from the Subpeona Link 1, Link 2
||Memo from Investigating Detective Dave McAlpine about the AWU fraud
||Memo to fraud squad from Theiss stating they hadn’t been defrauded Link 1, Link 2, Link 3, Link 4
||Memo fraud squad about Theiss - Ralph Blewitt said Theiss auditors required that the WRA needed to be Inc.
An OH&S Inspector would fill an infringement book and be looking for another...
I used to climb commercial radio towers many years ago...hand over hand, no safety harness, and never gave it a thought...you just got the job done and learnt how to hang on tight !
Posted by: Glenn | Sunday, 31 May 2020 at 05:48 PM
When England Was Still England 🏴
Posted by: Wayne Shaft | Sunday, 31 May 2020 at 06:15 PM
Those days are well and truly gone.
I can’t get over how calm they were!!!
Posted by: Julie of Geelong | Sunday, 31 May 2020 at 06:35 PM
As with these legends.
Posted by: Fascinated Observer | Sunday, 31 May 2020 at 06:45 PM
Frightening. But keep on mind somehow they built it. And that was back in 1840. 180 years ago. Very frightening.
Posted by: Fred | Sunday, 31 May 2020 at 06:47 PM
Couldn’t watch the entire piece .
Did they all get down safely.
Didn’t read any adverse reports in the media
Posted by: Stan | Sunday, 31 May 2020 at 06:58 PM
And here is how they clean Nelson's Column these days.
As for the BBC presenter climbing the ladders in 1969, he definitely wasn't dressed for climbing with his denim jeans and khaki jacket plus boots. He was a certified idiot. The BBC even had them back then.
Posted by: seeker of truth | Sunday, 31 May 2020 at 07:05 PM
50 + years ago no worries,today not a chance in hell you'd get me up there without a safety harness and even then l'd be very reluctant.
Posted by: GOM | Sunday, 31 May 2020 at 07:24 PM
My Browser is playing silly buggers on my PC as there is only a blank spot under your title I've just had a look at the extensions and add on for the browser but can't see why they have blocked 3rd party sites on your posts..
I did watch it on my tablet though..
You would not want to have vertigo, I struggled to climb a high ladder at work on Wednesday to clean some high windows.. they ended up looking dirtier when I finished from all the dust, and the water I used to clean it..
I have since ordered some proper tools for the job so when they are delivered on Wednesday I shall attempt to clean again only I won't have to climb the ladder because I ordered and extension pole and the bits that fit it to clean high windows..
An era when men were men, and women had more grace and the family unit was a long stronger..
What did you parents teach you was another message that came through for the divine masculine to ponder on while doing a bit of soul searching "Why?" came out on Friday as well so time to question soul over what direction you wish to go, and to listen to the answers from soul as to what the obstacles are that keep you from reaching your true goals in life and to call on soul to help you lift and heal from all fears of the past to allow soul to move forward with a new lease of life and passion within your heart over where it is you want to go, what fulfills that heart then go for it.. but first ask yourself the hard questions over where you have been, where you are and where you want to go.. time to climb the ladder of your own success and if you are not happy in your current situation, what is stopping you from pursuing something new??
Soul will be pushing us out of our comfort zone's and calling for a bit of weighing up on who we are and how we got to this point in our soul evolution and if we are ready to climb to new heights of expanded consciousness as the angelics and guides will help lead the way with more knowledge when soul is ready for the next steps and for the path to be cleared ahead... so going over old ground only to complete what needs to be finished first... then opening soul up for more light to enter as the universe allows it... all in divine time your dreams do fall into the right place once you understand the soul journey thus far, so taking all experiences and lessons into account and forgiving everyone that crossed your path and releasing soul from all karmic connections that no longer serve soul .. which means letting a lot go that might of once bothered you, but doesn't anymore as soul knows it is not a part of your soul energy or manifestation any longer.. so not doing other souls work for them, but letting them take care of their own needs as you separate your energy from others and free soul from all fears and being the true warrior that wants to break free from whatever holds you back in life, from where you wish to be..love and light xx
Posted by: Michelle Two | Sunday, 31 May 2020 at 08:14 PM
With the "Why?" Message also questioning self on current motives in any situations and really listening to soul and that inner voice over what you are feeling and not pushing those emotions aside but using them to bring in your soul insights and learning to trust what you are feeling is real and that your ego is not controlling your actions out of obligations made or because you feel guilt over having to let someone down because soul is not ready or because your priorities have changed and soul is driving you in another direction..
Time to admit truth to self first and get your head around what your heart is telling you.. time to step into the full light of the expanded consciousness as soul knows what to do, so relax you will always get the timing right as long as you have your true intentions and are motivated to bring in the positive results with whatever happens even if things don't go to plan at least you will have given it you all and you should be proud of how far you have come and never look back at yourself as a failure at any experience you went through as they made you into the person you are today., look through the lens of love always.. Nothing ventured only gain with all of the soul journey adventures you have been on and the ones you are yet to create .. love and light xx
Posted by: Michelle Two | Monday, 01 June 2020 at 12:01 AM
By gum, lads (in his best Cockney accent) I dips me lid to the cameraman. Oops, sorry ladies, cameraperson.
Posted by: DavidH | Monday, 01 June 2020 at 08:29 AM
Ditto, Ralph. Thanks for your service, mate.
Posted by: Paul | Monday, 01 June 2020 at 09:47 AM
Cameraman will do fine! No apologies needed by me!
I was having a bad dose of the vertigo eeby-jeebies while watching that. Going up to the L'Aiguille du Midi from Chamonix was bad enough; climbing up the open metalwork steps at a suddenly changed altitude plus vertigo was quite enough; not fully helped by the sickly 'green' beer in the café. I loved the views though, so well worth it.
Posted by: Annie | Monday, 01 June 2020 at 11:50 AM
We used Bosun Chairs and swinging stages to fit out lift shafts long before the wells were fitted with scaffolding. This takes me back a while.
Posted by: Stan M | Monday, 01 June 2020 at 11:50 AM
I remember being taught how to disconnect a HF longwire antenna from a Herc aircraft. Come out the hatch above the cockpit, hook the toe caps from your boots to the edge and stretch downwards to access the standoff. WOE came out one day, called me a d...head and told me to get a mobile scaffold. Guess my Sargent didn't like me.
Posted by: Matthew Wall | Monday, 01 June 2020 at 12:51 PM
I have been having the same browser problem recently, especially with MSN videos not showing up. I use Firefox and I just now found that if I disable the various extensions and plugins that I have added over time, things seem to be working properly again. Hope this helps.
Posted by: John of Sunbury | Monday, 01 June 2020 at 02:08 PM