David Jones, artist and poet (1895-1974) begins his PREFACE TO THE ANATHEMATA :

'I have made a heap of all that I could find.' (1) So wrote Nennius, or whoever composed the introductory matter to Historia Brittonum. He speaks of an 'inward wound' which was caused by the fear that certain things dear to him 'should be like smoke dissipated'. Further, he says, 'not trusting my own learning, which is none at all, but partly from writings and monuments of the ancient inhabitants of Britain, partly from the annals of the Romans and the chronicles of the sacred fathers, Isidore, Hieronymous, Prosper, Eusebius and from the histories of the Scots and Saxons although our enemies . . . I have lispingly put together this . . . about past transactions, that [this material] might not be trodden under foot'. (2)

(1) The actual words are coacervavi omne quod inveni, and occur in Prologue 2 to the Historia.
(2) Quoted from the translation of Prologue 1. See The Works of Gildas and Nennius, J.A.Giles, London 1841.

16 September 2010

Burras Win 2010 CHFL Grand Final

At the edge of our town, opposite the footy ground, a projection-space is adorned with the colours of the Burras.

Hepburn Burras beat Daylesford Bulldogs
in CHFL grand final

by Jason Olver
Hepburn Advocate, 16 Sep, 2008

VICTORY. It comes in all shapes and sizes, hard-fought battles, classical encounters, nail-biting finishes.

The Hepburn versus Daylesford clashes have produced all these types of matches over their short three-year rivalry.

But the look of satisfaction on the Burra supporters' faces throughout the last half of Saturday's Grand Final as Hepburn kicked well clear of its opponents, was undoubtedly its finest moment.

Read full article here

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