Friday, September 08, 2006

Tragic Week for Australia...

Time started: 9:40pm
Place: My room
Weather: Hot
Mood: Melancholic

Monday it was Steve Irwin's death that shocked and saddened the world. It's even said that it impacted on the world more so than Princess Diana's death. He was indeed a great man who did nothing but loved the wildlife so passionately. The money he earned went to his charity "Wildlife Warriors" and his Zoo in Queensland. A sting from a manta sting ray that stabbed his chest while he was scuba diving causing cardiac arrest caused his death. He died at the age of 44.

On the same day as Steve Irwin's death, we also lost Colin Thiele. A respected Aussie author who wrote books that were very much loved by children around the country and the world. I think it's sad that Colin Thiele's death wasn't very much acknowledged. "Storm Boy" is probably his most famous work. It even became a movie. It's also one of my all time favourites. He was a very inspirational man and a respected teacher of 40 years. Heart complications caused his death. He died at the age of 85.

Today it was Peter Brock. An Aussie Motorcar racing legend. His career ran for 30 years. He was a great sports embassador like how Steve was a great embassador for conservation.
He contributed to a lot of road safety in Australia. He died while he was racing, where he ran into a tree near Perth. He died at the age of 61.

We lost three great Australian icons this week...

"Lest we forget"

RIP

Time finished: 9:59pm
Weather: Still hot
Mood: Melancholic

4 Comments:

Anonymous ewik said...

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Friday, September 08, 2006 10:13:00 pm  
Blogger •°¤*(¯`°ƒåήğזє°´¯)*¤°• said...

tackar! jag är söt! jag älskar dig!!! <3

Friday, September 08, 2006 10:29:00 pm  
Blogger •°¤*(¯`°ƒåήğזє°´¯)*¤°• said...

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Friday, September 08, 2006 10:31:00 pm  
Blogger simone said...

I had no idea about Colin Thiele... and for some reason it makes me inexplicably sad. The man was a great author, he definitely deserved more coverage than he got. I'm glad you noted it though!

Sunday, September 10, 2006 2:40:00 pm  

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