Peter Dannock @peterdannock

Peter Dannock last shared their writing West Gate Bridge
When the partially complete West Gate Bridge collapsed in October 1970, thirty-five people were killed when one of the box-girder spans collapsed while the bridge was under construction.

The West Gate Bridge workers were a highly unionised workforce. Safety concerns over the construction method of the bridge, and disputes over workers'...
Peter's Pantry
🍡 38 Teas
🍺 35 Beers
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πŸͺ 27 Cookies
🍣 31 Sushis
β˜•οΈ 34 Coffees
πŸ₯ƒ 41 Whiskeys
πŸ“ 28 Strawberries
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🍍 30 Pineapples
🍊 34 Tangerines
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Daily Writing
Double fault

How is it that international tennis players and their entourage are allowed to land in Melbourne? Yet, thousands of Victorians who are stranded in the COVID "red zones" of Sydney and Brisbane are being prevented from returning home?

In ensuring that the Australian Open tennis tournament goes ahead, the Victorian government...
2021-01-15 11:53:24

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Better than golf

You don't need to be young to participate in club motorsport. The average age of a member with the Zoom-Zoom club is fifty-four years of age. One of my friends in the Zoom-Zoom club was sixty-six when he first drove a car on a race track. Despite him working for a...
2021-01-14 06:14:07

Real recycling as reply to What's in a job?

From 24/08/2020

In the days before plastic bottles and council recycling bins, glass bottles' recycling was a profitable business for the local Scout groups. It was common practice back then for glass bottles to be collected, cleaned and refilled, a real demonstration of how to recycle.

Beer bottles were the most valuable...
2021-01-12 21:24:18

The Last Dance

We did some holiday viewing last night. My 'I am not that into sport' wife suggested we watch the 'The Last Dance' on Netflix. Those who don't know, the 'The Last Dance' is a Netflix series that revolves around basketballer Michael Jordan and his last season at the Chicago Bulls.

2021-01-12 04:34:12

Let it snow

Just got back from a nice morning drive up to Mount Hotham. I enjoy an early morning jaunt up a windy, mountain road. With blue skies, sunshine and little or no traffic, it is the perfect start to the day.

Mount Hotham is a skiing resort situated in the Victorian High...
2021-01-10 23:17:38

The Age app

We all have a war story about our user experience with software and the disappointment we have felt when it is just not right. For me, it is 'The Age' newspaper iPad app. I have been a digital subscriber to β€˜The Age’ newspaper in Melbourne for many years. As a...
2021-01-10 09:39:57

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MX-5 is always the answer

In North America, the Mazda MX-5 is also known as the Miata. When the MX-5 was launched, North American consumers were more accustomed to cars with a β€œproper name”, so the Miata moniker was added. It became known as the Mazda MX-5 Miata. Over the years, Mazda has tried to...
2021-01-09 08:08:57

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Roadster Mods

Though the latest roadsters have all the right gear on them from new, you might want to consider some mods. You can do many different modifications, but it will all depend on whether you want the changes to impact its appearance or performance.

Getting the right sound is important. A new...
2021-01-08 09:56:20

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A day at the races

For some people, having a spirited drive on the roads is not enough. These are the people that like to take their car on a race track and push it to its ultimate limit, sometimes coming unstuck in the process. I am one of those people.

One of my roadsters is...
2021-01-07 04:57:22

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Spirited Driving

You don't need a sports car with a lot of power to enjoy a spirited drive. My current roadster only has a four-cylinder, 2.0-litre motor, but it packs enough punch to allow me to push it to the limit without going over the top.

A spirited drive doesn't need to be...
2021-01-06 08:50:20