See also: Havelock Ellis – Wikipedia
Henry Havelock Ellis, known as Havelock Ellis (2 February 1859 – 8 July 1939), was a British physician, writer, and social reformer who studied human sexuality. He was co-author of the first medical textbook in English on homosexuality in 1897, and also published works on a variety of sexual practices and inclinations, including transgender psychology. He is credited with introducing the notions of narcissism and autoeroticism, later adopted by psychoanalysis. He served as president of the Galton Institute and, like many intellectuals of his era, supported eugenics.
In April 1875, Ellis sailed on his father’s ship for Australia; soon after his arrival in Sydney, he obtained a position as a master at a private school. After the discovery of his lack of training, he was fired and became a tutor for a family living a few miles from Carcoar. He spent a year there and then obtained a position as a master at a grammar school in Grafton. The headmaster had died and Ellis carried on the school for that year, but was unsuccessful.
At the end of the year, he returned to Sydney and, after three months’ training, was given charge of two government part-time elementary schools, one at Sparkes Creek, near Scone, New South Wales and the other at Junction Creek. He lived at the school house on Sparkes Creek for a year. He wrote in his autobiography, “In Australia, I gained health of body, I attained peace of soul, my life task was revealed to me, I was able to decide on a professional vocation, I became an artist in literature . . . these five points covered the whole activity of my life in the world. Some of them I should doubtless have reached without the aid of the Australian environment, scarcely all, and most of them I could never have achieved so completely if chance had not cast me into the solitude of the Liverpool Range.”
He resolved to return to England and sailed in La Hogue in January 1879. On 27 February he confided in his diary: ‘These three years I have spent in Australia seem to me like those three during which Paul was in Arabia’.
Vale David Bath
President Scone Race Club 1984 – 1994
One could mount a strong argument that David Bath was one of; if not the most significant leader at the helm of racing in Scone throughout its various iterations over 180 years (1842 – 2022).
He served as President of Scone Race Club from 1984 – 1994 having succeeded Bill Howey (1978 – 1984). David had inherited ‘Bhima Stud’, Scone which was the home of Star Kingdom’s son ‘Biscay’ as well as other notable sires. During David’s decade at the top Scone Race Club was transformed from its popular although ‘physically restricted’ tenure at White Park (1947 – 1994) to the present exceptional eclectic location at Satur. It was thanks to David’s calm demeanour and firm resolve in managing a testosterone-driven cadre of strong individuals that he was able to hammer home the overall success of the ambitious agenda. He successfully moulded the team to produce the outstanding result members, patrons and the professional racing fraternity appreciate so much today.
David traits include but not limited to being loyal, generous, gentle, gregarious, kind, charitable and unselfish. The Scone Race Club is proud to be able to recognise and acknowledge a truly outstanding leader on Today’s program (Country Championships ‘Consolation’ Sunday 20 March 2022)
Vale Terry Burke
Tributes flow for former Tamworth stock and station agent
See: https://www.theland.com.au/story/7649103/a-true-gentleman-tributes-flow-for-terry-burke/ 8 Mar 2022, noon
Featured Image: VALE TERRY BURKE: Terry Burke has been described as “one of the industry’s finest” and a “true gentleman”. Photo: Supplied. Gratefully acknowledge ‘The Land’ newspaper.
TRIBUTES are flowing for long-time Tamworth local Terry Burke, who is being remembered for his remarkable life as a stock and station agent and his love for the racing industry.
Mr Burke died peacefully at home, surrounded by family, on Sunday February 27 at 82 years old.
Described as “one of the industry’s finest” and a “true gentleman”, he was a founding partner of respected livestock and rural property agency Burke & Smyth, a past president of Tamworth Jockey Club and life member, and a much-loved mentor to many.
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It’s very topical. I wrote my own tribute (sort-of) to Shane Warne; probably about 20 years ago when Director of the Post Graduate Foundation in Veterinary Science at the University of Sydney. I called it:
“It Ain’t Over ‘Til the Fat Man Spins”!
Featured Image: Shane Warne in action
No wonder I didn’t make it as a sports journalist!
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Borroloola Mob @ Sunrise
Featured Image: The ‘Borroloola Mob’ @ Sunrise Studio in Martin Place
Borroloola Mob @ Sunrise One of my most unusual assignments was delegated by my daughter Kirsty. Kirsty was Legal Advisor to the Northern Land Council in Darwin. Part of her ambit included the Borroloola Community from the South Western shore of the Gulf of Carpentaria. It’s about 1000km by road from Darwin; the last 700 of it is dirt. Kirsty was directing a Land Claims Appeal through the Supreme Court in Phillip Street. My role was to accompany the ‘mob’ from the Menzies Hotel in downtown Sydney to the Supreme Court. Kirsty had to be there earlier to prepare. It was a most interesting journey! We had socialised the night before so we knew one another. My mate Dave Hardy is in the two-tone horizontal striped jumper and blue baseball cap at the front of the picture. Dave was an Elder of the tribe but had been ‘in trouble’ before. He was a most intriguing character. Just after this photograph was taken we ran into my friend and acquaintance Hamish Gidley-Baird. Hamish had lived in Darwin for 6 years and had actually been to Borroloola. The indigenes feel very much at home although I don’t think any had ever been to Sydney before? We tried to arrange an NRL game the night before but unfortunately the home fixture was at Parramatta. It was a bridge too far. Progress was sluggish at times until Martin Place. I seem to have disappeared? Note the warm winter clothing! David Koch and the ‘Sunrise’ Team at the Channel Seven Studio in Martin Place were just finishing the morning news segment. It was 9:30am. There was instant recognition and the Borroloola Mob just piled into the studio. David Koch and the team were intrigued. To their great credit the Borroloola Mob were welcomed with open arms. The photo opportunity was too good to miss.