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Your search for posts with tags containing New South Wales found 15 posts

NSW's oldest boat uncovered during works.
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 11 Nov 2018

Pretty Please, Sign This Petition.

If you have a reason for not signing this petition, I would be most grateful if you could explain your point of view. It would help me to understand the way others view these gun control laws.Thank you.Keith.
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 17 Oct 2018

Charles Kinnaister: Executed for the Murder of Australian Aborigines (1838)

Broadly speaking, criminals fall into three types: heroes, buffoons, and brutes.[i] The categories are just as applicable to the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries as they are today – ‘heroes’ would be men like Ronnie Biggs, the Great...

Shakespeare in Sydney

The State Library of New South Wales On Tuesday we visited what is called on the website, “one of the most unusual places in Australia”, the Shakespeare Room at the State Library of New South Wales, that stands just across the road from the...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 23 Jul 2016

Shakespeare in Sydney 1

The Sydney Shakespeare Monument And now, as they say, for something completely different. I’m at present holidaying on the other side of the world in Australia and I’m currently in Sydney. Inevitably there has had to be a search for Shakespeare....
From: The Shakespeare blog on 20 Jul 2016

Petition Update. Gun Paranoia Control.

Gun Paranoia, Toy Guns Illegal. Keith Burgess Armidale, Australia 30 APR 2016 — During a regular firearms check the attending Police Officer spotted a toy muzzle-loading pistol I had made many years ago for my 3 boys. The officer told me...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 30 Apr 2016

PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION. "To the Honourable the Speaker and...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 3 Mar 2016

Holy headlessness. Beheading, death and various afterlives of sacred sculptures

Beheaded and mutilated medieval Virgin Mary and baby Jesus. Musée National du Moyen Âge, Paris(An initial comment: Since I started planning this blog post on beheaded sacred images and their afterlives some weeks ago, recent events in Paris...

Letter to our Local MP.

If you agree with what I have said here, I urge you to write to your own local state MP.Keith H. Burgess. Wychwood Forest, MSF 2007, Armidale 2350.The Hon. George Richard Torbay, MP. Sir,I have written to you...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 18 Mar 2013

Historical Trekking Dates 2013.

New England Colonial Living History group 1680-1760.Winter Historical Trek 2013.This year we will also be camping in Butterfly Valley. We are at present in the process of cutting a trail in to cut winter wood. This will be a good opportunity to check...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 17 Mar 2013

Securing A Line to an 18th century Fish Hook.

There are a couple of different ways to attach a line to a snelled hook. This is one way.I will make my own in picture and video form and show you the other way later.
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 2 Mar 2013

Shame! The “English Cemetery” of Pisa.

If you happen to visit the city of Pisa by bus, chances are that your bus parks at the large bus parking area on Via Pietrasantina, a few hundred yards away from the world heritage site of Piazza dei Miracoli, where thousands of tourists visit the leaning...
From: Leghorn Merchant Networks on 2 Sep 2012

Notes on Post Tags Search

By default, this searches for any categories containing your search term: eg, Tudor will also find Tudors, Tudor History, etc. Check the 'exact' box to restrict searching to categories exactly matching your search. All searches are case-insensitive.

This is a search for tags/categories assigned to blog posts by their authors. The terminology used for post tags varies across different blog platforms, but WordPress tags and categories, Blogspot labels, and Tumblr tags are all included.

This search feature has a number of purposes:

1. to give site users improved access to the content EMC has been aggregating since August 2012, so they can look for bloggers posting on topics they're interested in, explore what's happening in the early modern blogosphere, and so on.

2. to facilitate and encourage the proactive use of post categories/tags by groups of bloggers with shared interests. All searches can be bookmarked for reference, making it possible to create useful resources of blogging about specific news, topics, conferences, etc, in a similar fashion to Twitter hashtags. Bloggers could agree on a shared tag for posts, or an event organiser could announce one in advance, as is often done with Twitter hashtags.

Caveats and Work in Progress

This does not search post content, and it will not find any informal keywords/hashtags within the body of posts.

If EMC doesn't find any <category> tags for a post in the RSS feed it is classified as uncategorized. These and any <category> 'uncategorized' from the feed are omitted from search results. (It should always be borne in mind that some bloggers never use any kind of category or tag at all.)

This will not be a 'real time' search, although EMC updates content every few hours so it's never very far behind events.

The search is at present quite basic and limited. I plan to add a number of more sophisticated features in the future including the ability to filter by blog tags and by dates. I may also introduce RSS feeds for search queries at some point.

Constructing Search Query URLs

If you'd like to use an event tag, it's possible to work out in advance what the URL will be, without needing to visit EMC and run the search manually (though you might be advised to check it works!). But you'll need to use URL encoding as appropriate for any spaces or punctuation in the tag (so it might be a good idea to avoid them).

This is the basic structure:{search term or phrase}

For example, the URL for a simple search for categories containing London:

The URL for a search for the exact category Gunpowder Plot:

In this more complex URL, %20 is the URL encoding for a space between words and &exact=on adds the exact category requirement.

I'll do my best to ensure that the basic URL construction (searchcat?s=...) is stable and persistent as long as the site is around.