FFF – Camel Beauty Competition Cheaters!

Each year in Saudi Arabia, King Abdulaziz runs an annual Camel Festival, a celebration and showcase of everything camel, featuring 30,000 camels over an entire month! The main attraction of the festival is the “Miss Camel” beauty contest, with a prize of 20 million Riyal ($7.22m AUD) for the winning camel. This has pushed some camel…

FFF – The City of Melbourne Has a Flag

Did you know that the City of Melbourne has its own flag? Me neither, and I think it is because it’s one of most misdesigned flags. For those who have never seen it before, it looks like this: It is made up of four quadrants, separated by the cross of Saint George, with the Royal…

Section 44 Speech

Today I’m going to talk to you about our constitution. It was the first document of its kind to arise from the power of debate, not the power of war. Many Australians came together from every colony to determine how this country would run and to determine the principles that would act as the foundation…

Great Scot Article – Section 44

The National Schools Constitution Convention is a meeting place of the great youth political minds of Australia. For three days, students from every state and territory meet to discuss and debate a particular constitutional issue. For the 2018 Convention, the topic was “Is Section 44 Relevant in a Modern Australia?”. For those who haven’t memorised…

FFF – The Great Gatsby

If you ever read F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby you’ll notice there’s a small epigraph by a man called Thomas Parke D’Invilliers. The epigraph reads as follows: Then wear the gold hat, if that will move her; If you can bounce high, bounce for her too, Till she cry “lover, gold-hatted, high-bouncing lover,…

Helpless

The faint hum of traffic is heard off in the background. A reminder of the hustle and bustle that sits just outside everyone’s front door. As I sit in my park I observe the suburban activity. An old lady pushing a cart, dogs chasing after balls, and a trickling stream of tradesmen driving off to…

A Sense of Wonder

When was the last time you left your house and just went and explored somewhere? When was the last time you got lost in a new place, went down a road you’ve never seen, or eaten at a place you’ve never heard of? The truth is there’s been a sad decay in the curiosity we…