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.

24 October 2015

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What a joy this morning to listen to our inspirational frontier friends Patrick Jones and Meg Ulman being interviewed by Michael Williams on the national broadcaster.
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'Frugal Family Adventure'
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Here they are on their recent 6,000 km adventure. Zero out front of Patrick and Zephyr ...

... and Meg and Woody.

Now, from Newsouth Books ... 

Permaculture co-founder and yet another extraordinary local resident David Holmgren launched The Art of Free Travel at the Daylesford Library and Community Garden earlier this month.

This week Artist As Family will set off on their bikes again, from Daylesford to Sydney and back for a 3 month book tour. If you encounter them along the way, please make them welcome.

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