spin - K-Bikes.com - Excellence in Motion
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 1 (permalink) Old May 2nd, 2011, 4:10 pm Thread Starter
Veteran
 
Papilio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Posts: 1,163
spin

AUSTRALIAN WAY


No matter what side of the political fence you're on, THIS is FUNNY and VERY telling! It just all depends on how you look at the same things.


Judy Rudd an amateur genealogy researcher in south east Queensland , was doing some personal work on her own family tree. She discovered that ex-Prime Minister Kevin Ruddís great-great uncle, Remus Rudd, was hanged for horse stealing and train robbery in Melbourne in 1889. Both Judy and Kevin Rudd share this common ancestor.


The only known photograph of Remus shows him standing on the gallows at the Melbourne Gaol.



On the back of the picture Judy obtained during her research is this inscription:
'Remus Rudd horse thief, sent to Melbourne Gaol 1885, escaped 1887, robbed the Melbourne-Geelong train six times. Caught by Victoria Police Force, convicted and hanged in 1889.'



So Judy recently e-mailed former Prime Minister Rudd for information about their great-great uncle, Remus Rudd.




Believe it or not, Kevin Rudd's staff sent back the following biographical sketch for her genealogy research:


"Remus Rudd was famous in Victoria during the mid to late 1800s. His business empire grew to include acquisition of valuable equestrian assets and intimate dealings with the Melbourne-Geelong Railroad.
Beginning in 1883, he devoted several years of his life to government service, finally taking leave to resume his dealings with the railroad.
In 1887, he was a key player in a vital investigation run by the Victoria Police Force. In 1889, Remus passed away during an important civic function held in his honour when the platform upon which he was standing collapsed."




NOW Thatís how it's done, Folks!
Papilio is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the K-Bikes.com - Excellence in Motion forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
K1300R; Anti spin, anti wheelie, anti fun TheJoker K12/1300R/R-Sport 4 Feb 17th, 2009 1:15 pm
Drag launch howto? kevin_stevens Bike Talk 8 Mar 31st, 2006 5:15 pm

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome