A rare old piece of Australian History

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The Sydney Bulletin went under in the Great Depression. That fine old Surry Hills tabloid is little remembered these days, but one of its claims to immortality is that the paper’s reporting of the Alert incident in 1925 provided one of the inspirations for H.P. Lovecraft’s novella, ‘The Call of Cthulhu’.

After some research (‘midst ancient tomes by midnight at the Australian Museum in College Street) I am pleased to be able to share the front page of the Sydney Bulletin of April 18 1925. The now-famous headline reports the arrival of the Alert at Darling Harbour after a terrifying encounter in the South Pacific.

Click for a high quality PDF copy of the Sydney Bulletin front page of April 18, 1925. (PDF 4 Meg)

MYSTERY DERELICT FOUND AT SEA

Vigilant Arrives With Helpless Armed New Zealand Yacht in Tow. One Survivor and Dead Man Found Aboard. Tale of Desperate Battle and Deaths at Sea. Rescued Seaman Refuses Particulars of Strange Experience. Odd Idol Found in His Possession. Inquiry to Follow.

Roitina the Ceremonialist

roitina2A young Heortling Riotina ceremonialist. ‘No one ever knew what Roitina would do, but she always did it.’ DAZ Studio and Photoshop. (click for full size image).

Waiting for the Bull

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A Heortling axe man. Daz Studio and Photoshop. Click for high rez version.

Empty

 

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It was the fabric on the dress. And the textures on the wall. And I found myself thinking, “Should I call this, ‘Good night in a bad club’, or ‘Bad night in a good club’?” POV. POV. Whose gaze? Exploring the undead vibe in DAZ Studio and Photoshop.

 

Phenomenon (di di di-didi)

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Winding down from Phenomenon 2014 – what a fantastic con.  Thanks to everyone who made it just a great weekend – organisers, writers and players. See you all next year!

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