Colleagues and scholars from coast to coast, across Bass Strait and all the ships at sea.
Some Easter gifts.
If you're interested in viewing some excellent historical political items over the Easter break, then these might be just the thing:
"Gough Whitlam: A PM on PMs"
An address given by Gough Whitlam in the "A PM on PMs" series run on ABC television in the late 1990's. Australia's 21st prime minister spoke in the Old Parliament House on December 3, 1997, the day after the 25th anniversary of the election of the Labor Government in 1972.
Introduced by Heather Ewart, YouTube link here:
"Thank you, Mr. President."
This program provides highlights from several of the live televised news conferences that were conducted by John F. Kennedy during his nearly three years as President of the United States from 1961 to 1963.
Hosted and narrated by E.G. Marshall, YouTube link here:
Finally, to mark Easter traditionally, I thought you might appreciate this exquisite piece:
Eula Beale performing "Erbarme dich, mein Gott" (Lord, have mercy on me) from the St. Matthew Passion by J.S. Bach, with Yehudi Menuhin playing the violin solos.
YouTube link here:
And this remarkable artwork: The Resurrected Christ by Bramantino, 1490.
Prospera Pascha Sit (Happy Easter).