In at Harman Fifi was a legend. I was saddened to hear about the passing of Ian Pringle. Fm Trevor Percival Percy: Thank you for letting us know. There would not be too many of our age who did not know him personally.
Diaz rounds Cape of Good Hope. Vasco da Gama sails to India via the Cape. Portuguese discover the Moluccas. Magellan enters the Pacific. Alvarez discovers the Solomon Islands. Cornelius Houtman pilots Dutch ships to the East Indies. Dutch established at Java.
Purea, an elderly queen of Tahiti, is named in the journals as "Oborea". This may not appear immediately obvious to the casual observer who in the above case, without any previous information, may conclude the reverse; that is, stern to the left and bow to the right. Alternatively, if the surfriding craft was simply one section or panel split from "the stern of an old canoe", then it is difficult to comprehend how Banks was able to provide such an apparently definitive description.
NightRide To provide a passenger service between midnight and NightRide services operated typically at hourly intervals some routes depart more frequently on weekends. NightRide services were run by private bus operators, and identified by route numbers beginning with "N". All valid CityRail tickets for a destination apart from single tickets were accepted on NightRide services. CityRail also operated several Intercity services that terminate at Central station though some services operated in the metro-style portions of the system in the peak hours.