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.

02 October 2012

Christine Joy Stokes

- 12 June 1948 -

- 2 September 2012 -
from time to time 
more photos of Chris 
will be added here

Christine, British Passport photo - March 1972

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First page of the photo album Chris compiled in the early 1980s.
Chris on the pebble beach of hometown Felixstowe,
England - circa 1949. Then in the 1970s.
Peter in grounded highchair - Bendigo, 1950. Then in the 1970s.

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Arrival at "Bonzaview" - either December 1975 or February 1976.
Chris and Peter take turns to carry each other across the threshold.

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Christine and her father Les   c.1980s
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Christine at the opening by Don Dunstan (pictured) of the Daylesford Arts Co-O, early 1980.
Top left, an embroidery by Chris : the letter E formed of the opening notes of John Lennon's IMAGINE

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     Christine at Art Projects, 1983

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  Stokes family at Bonzaview, Christmas 2007
Christine with Harley - Joy with Susie - Richard

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