[SOLO] The Australian Explorers, by George Grimm -ck

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Post by eggs4ears » July 27th, 2015, 3:45 pm

Yes, I agree. I was also thinking about how difficult it can be to get the sound to match if a correction needs rerecording. So I am happy to say this is PL OK!
Carolin wrote:my opinion is that anything that doesnt change the text and is a sufficiently small error needs not be changed (id put those three in that category).

i find that an edit can sound worse than an error - at least i personally cant ever get changes to sound right :)

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » July 31st, 2015, 9:51 pm

Chapter 1 – The Pioneers of the Blue Mountains
Duration: 14:46
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There’s a typo in the text in this chapter. It’s Captain Watkin Tench, not Trench. I've read it so as to give the correct surname.

Students of American history might be more familiar with Tench’s first cousin, Banastre Tarleton.
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Post by eggs4ears » August 3rd, 2015, 5:17 am

Chapter 1 PL OK!

I was pleased to hear John Wilson get an honorable mention. Around a year ago, I read these accounts which suggest he really was the first to cross the mountains - though perhaps you could say he walked around them!

https://librivox.org/early-explorations-in-new-south-wales-by-various/

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » August 3rd, 2015, 9:48 am

The Cox's River route was the one the cattle duffers used to use. Old bushwalkers tell of a huge bronze cauldron that used to be seen half-hidden on its bank that said duffers used to render the stolen cattle down into tallow, thereby giving them something to sell without those "pesky" brand marks.

I'm given to understand that some early explorer tried the Cox's River, but didn't make the big swing to the right where it turns north, instead continuing on to wind up in the Tartarus Deep, which is a heckuva rough spot to be blundering around in.
http://www.david-noble.net/blog/?p=2433
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Post by SonOfTheExiles » August 21st, 2015, 10:00 pm

Chapter 2 – Surveyor Evans's Discovery of the Lachlan and Macquarie Rivers and the Bathurst Plains
Duration: 4:04
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Post by eggs4ears » August 26th, 2015, 4:41 am

Chapter 2 PL OK. That was a short one!

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » August 27th, 2015, 2:02 am

Yes, not a lot survives of some of those early colonial government records. A lot of them were unfortunately moved into storage in Sydney's Garden Palace, which almost immediately went up in flames. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garden_Palace
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Post by SonOfTheExiles » December 25th, 2015, 5:54 pm

Oxley's Expeditions to the Lachlan and Macquarie Rivers
Duration: 13:05
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Here is the map Oxley produced: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a8/Interior_of_NSW_1822_Oxley.jpg


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Post by eggs4ears » January 1st, 2016, 2:45 am

Part 4 PL OK! Happy New Year! Good to see you back!
SonOfTheExiles wrote:Oxley's Expeditions to the Lachlan and Macquarie Rivers
Duration: 13:05
https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/australianexplorerstheirlaboursperilsandachievements_04_grimm.mp3

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Post by WYSIWYG » May 16th, 2016, 7:37 am

Sounds like a great 'listen'!

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Post by Carolin » July 5th, 2016, 1:37 am

hiya, hows it going with this project? :)
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Post by SonOfTheExiles » August 15th, 2016, 5:57 pm

Have just recorded the next chapter, will edit and post very soon. (By the way, do you think Audacity Noise Removal will remove the noise of a gently snoring cat? :roll: )

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Post by Carolin » August 15th, 2016, 11:17 pm

If the cat snores gently you can leave it in id say :)
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Post by Carolin » October 17th, 2016, 7:09 am

hi sote,

you had continued with this project during the last month, do i remember that correctly?

if so, please reupload any missing sections, as we lost them.

please also cruise by all group projects you have been involved in within the last month to make sure everything is in order over there :)

thank you!
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Post by eggs4ears » October 17th, 2016, 3:03 pm

Whoops! It looks like Hulme and Hovel disappeared in the Great Power Outage!

They were PL OK at the time of their disappearance, so the file just needs to be uploaded again.
Carolin wrote:hi sote,

you had continued with this project during the last month, do i remember that correctly?

if so, please reupload any missing sections, as we lost them.

please also cruise by all group projects you have been involved in within the last month to make sure everything is in order over there :)

thank you!

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