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#onthisday in 1917 the trans Australian railway was completed, joining lines built from Port Augusta and Kalgoorlie and allowing travel across the continent.

The line stretched 1711km/1063 miles with a 479km/297 mile stretch of perfectly straight track across the desert.

Read more on my #daily #historyblog at artyartefacts.tumblr.com

#trains #railway #locomotivehistory #Australia #australianhistory #history
#inktober2017 day 17: #graceful 
This #secratarybird has been posed in rather an interesting way, with its head leant back allowing the crest to frame the head. 
No idea if these beasties are particularly graceful, I just love their fabulous plumage around the eyes and on the head! 
Scroll through for my photos of this bird

#inktober #sketch #sketchbook #bird #plumage #draw #artistsoninstagram #artistsofinstagram #promarkers #poser #dailysketch #fabulous #eyelashes #taxidermy
#inktober2017  day 17: #graceful  This #secratarybird  has been posed in rather an interesting way, with its head leant back allowing the crest to frame the head. No idea if these beasties are particularly graceful, I just love their fabulous plumage around the eyes and on the head! Scroll through for my photos of this bird #inktober  #sketch  #sketchbook  #bird  #plumage  #draw  #artistsoninstagram  #artistsofinstagram  #promarkers  #poser  #dailysketch  #fabulous  #eyelashes  #taxidermy 
#onthisday in 1854 #oscarwilde was born. 
#Playwright, #author and #poet Oscar Wilde was famous and successful in his day, with many of his works remaining popular to this day, including #thepictureofdoriangray, #theimportanceofbeingearnest and my personal favourite, The Canterville Ghost

Unfortunately, much of his later life was overshadowed by a court case which saw him imprisoned for his romantic relationships with other men (homosexuality was illegal in Britain until the mid twentieth century). Following his release from Reading Gaol, Wilde moved to Paris where he remained for the rest of his life. 
#literarygenius #writer #literary #Victorian
#onthisday  in 1854 #oscarwilde  was born. #Playwright , #author  and #poet  Oscar Wilde was famous and successful in his day, with many of his works remaining popular to this day, including #thepictureofdoriangray , #theimportanceofbeingearnest  and my personal favourite, The Canterville Ghost Unfortunately, much of his later life was overshadowed by a court case which saw him imprisoned for his romantic relationships with other men (homosexuality was illegal in Britain until the mid twentieth century). Following his release from Reading Gaol, Wilde moved to Paris where he remained for the rest of his life. #literarygenius  #writer  #literary  #Victorian 
#inktober2017 day 16: #fat

How #cute is this little #bird #netsuke? Swipe to see the original and a top-down view :) #inktober #Japanese #sketch #sketchbook #drawing #promarkers #chubby #i'mnotfati'mfluffy #podge #artistsoninstagram #artistsofinstagram #antique #museum
#inktober2017 (catch up) day 15: #mysterious

What is this object? Where is it from? When was it made? What is it made from? Is the #monkey of any significance? What is the monkey doing? 
I have no idea. This little fella was in a case of mixed items at a #museum in Cambridge, which only had a sign saying that there were no information provided, and that this was to try and get you thinking/taking about the items  and draw your own conclusions. The items weren't necessarily from the same area or era, or for the same purpose.

Which is a pretty cool idea! But it doesn't make you any the wiser, so this guy is still a #cute #mystery to me. (My guess is gold hair pin, but I'd love to hear what you think he is!) #inktober #animal #sketch #sketching #sketchbook #drawing #artistsoninstagram #artistsofinstagram #blue
#inktober2017  (catch up) day 15: #mysterious  What is this object? Where is it from? When was it made? What is it made from? Is the #monkey  of any significance? What is the monkey doing? I have no idea. This little fella was in a case of mixed items at a #museum  in Cambridge, which only had a sign saying that there were no information provided, and that this was to try and get you thinking/taking about the items and draw your own conclusions. The items weren't necessarily from the same area or era, or for the same purpose. Which is a pretty cool idea! But it doesn't make you any the wiser, so this guy is still a #cute  #mystery  to me. (My guess is gold hair pin, but I'd love to hear what you think he is!) #inktober  #animal  #sketch  #sketching  #sketchbook  #drawing  #artistsoninstagram  #artistsofinstagram  #blue 
#inktober2017 day 14: #fierce

This #Japanese #ink painted #crane looks super #angry, but also kinda #cute (at least, i think so). Swipe to see the original, which i love-it's so beautiful in its simplicity and brevity of line, and the skill to create it is super impressive, as you only get one go with ink! 
I'm away for the weekend and forgot to pack any promarkers (whoops), so had to cheat on the inkiness and add some shading with blue and grey pencils along with the black fine liner

#inktober #bird #angrybird #sketch #sketchbook #drawing #artistsoninstagram #artistsofinstagram
#inktober2017  day 14: #fierce  This #Japanese  #ink  painted #crane  looks super #angry , but also kinda #cute  (at least, i think so). Swipe to see the original, which i love-it's so beautiful in its simplicity and brevity of line, and the skill to create it is super impressive, as you only get one go with ink! I'm away for the weekend and forgot to pack any promarkers (whoops), so had to cheat on the inkiness and add some shading with blue and grey pencils along with the black fine liner #inktober  #bird  #angrybird  #sketch  #sketchbook  #drawing  #artistsoninstagram  #artistsofinstagram 
#onthisday in #1066 the #battleofhastings took place.

The Battle of Hastings marked the beginning of the #normanconquest of #england, which was brought about due to some confusion as to who would succeed King Edward the Confessor. 3 claimed the throne, English Earl Harold Godwinson, Norwegian king Harold Hardrada and William of Normandy

Read more on today's #blog at artyaryefacts.tumblr.com

#history #historical #englishhistory #historygeek #historynerd #historyblogger #historybuff
#onthisday  in #1066  the #battleofhastings  took place. The Battle of Hastings marked the beginning of the #normanconquest  of #england , which was brought about due to some confusion as to who would succeed King Edward the Confessor. 3 claimed the throne, English Earl Harold Godwinson, Norwegian king Harold Hardrada and William of Normandy Read more on today's #blog  at artyaryefacts.tumblr.com #history  #historical  #englishhistory  #historygeek  #historynerd  #historyblogger  #historybuff 
#onthisday the cornerstone of the #whitehouse was laid

#history #historygeek #americanhistory
#inktober2017 day 13: #teeming

I love how the exhibits at the #pittrivers #museum are arranged, with dozens of items in a case. The display of #deities is one of my favourites, which is what I've #drawn today. 
The labels in the original photo state that these are mostly #Hindu and #Buddhist pieces from #India and #Tibet. 
Swipe to see the photo i was working from :) #sketch #promarkers #sketchbook #inktober #artistsoninstagram
#onthisday in 1845, Elizabeth Fry died. 
Elizabeth Fry spent much of her life campaigning for #socialreform, particularly regarding the treatment of prisoners. She worked for better conditions and for the end of prisoner transportation. 
Read more on today's #blog at artyartefacts.tumblr.com

#georgian #victorian #history #historical
#onthisday  in 1845, Elizabeth Fry died. Elizabeth Fry spent much of her life campaigning for #socialreform , particularly regarding the treatment of prisoners. She worked for better conditions and for the end of prisoner transportation. Read more on today's #blog  at artyartefacts.tumblr.com #georgian  #victorian  #history  #historical 
#inktober2017 day 12: #shattered 
Whilst it's very sad that at some point in its history this #stainedglass window was #broken beyond repair, I love that someone has taken the time to carefully #reconstruct a #mosaic style windrow from the #fragments. 
#inktober #stainedglasswindow #beautyfrombrokenness #medieval #sketch #sketchbook #draw #drawing #artistsoninstagram #artistsofinstagram
#inktober2017 day 11: #run

Who forgot to look up whether you should run away from a #bear or not before choosing their #inktober subject for the day? *raises hand* 
Anyway. .. definitely DON'T run from bears, like I thought you were meant to when i #drew this (good thing we don't have any in the UK, else clearly I'd be bear breakfast!) Source photo was taken in the Natural History #Museum in Oxford.

#brownbear #grizzly #grizzlybear #sketch #dailysketch #drawing #sketchbook #promarkers #forwardplanningfail
#inktober2017  day 11: #run  Who forgot to look up whether you should run away from a #bear  or not before choosing their #inktober  subject for the day? *raises hand* Anyway. .. definitely DON'T run from bears, like I thought you were meant to when i #drew  this (good thing we don't have any in the UK, else clearly I'd be bear breakfast!) Source photo was taken in the Natural History #Museum  in Oxford. #brownbear  #grizzly  #grizzlybear  #sketch  #dailysketch  #drawing  #sketchbook  #promarkers  #forwardplanningfail 
I completely forgot yesterday's #onthisday post, sorry! 
On 10th October 1903, Emmaline Pankhurst founded the Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU) to campaign for #votesforwomen 
The #wspu were later known as the #suffragettes

Although the campaign had been in progress for some decades prior to the WSPU, this new group took a more extreme method of getting attention for their cause: burning buildings, smashing windows, chaining themselves to railings and going on hunger strike when arrested. 
At the outbreak of #ww1, the group ceased their violent campaign in favour of contributing to the war effort. It was this more than anything else that helped again the #righttovote for women in the UK. 
Read more on my #history #blog at artyaretfacts.tumblr.com

#universalsuffrage #womensrights #politics #politicalhistory #progress #protest #suffragettmovement
I completely forgot yesterday's #onthisday  post, sorry! On 10th October 1903, Emmaline Pankhurst founded the Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU) to campaign for #votesforwomen  The #wspu  were later known as the #suffragettes  Although the campaign had been in progress for some decades prior to the WSPU, this new group took a more extreme method of getting attention for their cause: burning buildings, smashing windows, chaining themselves to railings and going on hunger strike when arrested. At the outbreak of #ww1 , the group ceased their violent campaign in favour of contributing to the war effort. It was this more than anything else that helped again the #righttovote  for women in the UK. Read more on my #history  #blog  at artyaretfacts.tumblr.com #universalsuffrage  #womensrights  #politics  #politicalhistory  #progress  #protest  #suffragettmovement 
#inktober day 10: #gigantic 
This is a #sketch of a #nativeamerican #totem at the #museum of anthropology at Cambridge. It really is huge, as you can see from the photos! 
I cheated slightly on the whole ink thing and left the #blue pencil lines in, just because I liked how it looked :) #inktober2017 #firstnations #perspective #foreshortened #carved #draw#drawing #sketchbook #tall #artistsoninstagram #artistsofinstagram
#didyouknow that #johnlennon was born #onthisday in 1940?

Co-founder of one of the most influential pop groups, #thebeatles, John Lennon wrote many of the group's hits. He left the band to pursue a solo career, which was sadly cut short when he was assassinated in 1980

Read more on my #tumblr #blog at artyartefacts.tumblr.com 
#music #musicalhistory #history #historyblogger #historyblog
#inktober2017 day 9 is #screech 
I think this is a #snowyowl and i have idea if the screech or not, but it was the only thing I could think of. Plus, it's been a while since I've #drawn an #owl (which shows!) And I'm rather fond of them. Although I have got the colours a bit wrong but hey, live and learn, right? 
It also gives me the excuse to share the most #dramatic #uplighting I've ever seen on a piece of #taxidermy !

#inktober #sketch #sketchbook #artistsoninstagram #artistsofinstagram #drawing #doodle
#inktober2017  day 9 is #screech  I think this is a #snowyowl  and i have idea if the screech or not, but it was the only thing I could think of. Plus, it's been a while since I've #drawn  an #owl  (which shows!) And I'm rather fond of them. Although I have got the colours a bit wrong but hey, live and learn, right? It also gives me the excuse to share the most #dramatic  #uplighting  I've ever seen on a piece of #taxidermy  ! #inktober  #sketch  #sketchbook  #artistsoninstagram  #artistsofinstagram  #drawing  #doodle 
#inktober2017 day 8: #crooked 
I'm a day late posting (whoops) and I'm not thrilled with how this one turned out. But, this ancient Egyptian statue of what is allegedly a lion has the most crooked smile I've seen in a while. I'm pretty sure this guy tried to sell me a used car once. .. Swipe to see the photo I was working from :) #inktober
#inktober2017  day 8: #crooked  I'm a day late posting (whoops) and I'm not thrilled with how this one turned out. But, this ancient Egyptian statue of what is allegedly a lion has the most crooked smile I've seen in a while. I'm pretty sure this guy tried to sell me a used car once. .. Swipe to see the photo I was working from :) #inktober