Gough Whitlam, 1955 (National Archives of Australia)
Edward G. (Gough) Whitlam was prime ministor of Australia from 1972 to 1975.
I was only ten years old when he became PM, and a pimply young teen in high school when he made his exit, but during his time he made some tectonic changes to
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"Chest X-ray" by Aidan Jones
My mother had open heart surgery recently.
It was a big deal. She’s almost 70 years old, and had one valve replaced, one valve repaired, and a hole in her heart closed up.
She was in a world-class private hospital in Brisbane for a week in a
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Human Genome by Dollar Bin
Mapping the Human Genome was probably one of the greatest achievements of our time.
Scientists were able to unravel our DNA and gain an understanding of how its building blocks, chromosomes, specifically affected our lives. For the first time we were able to find
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Our 4 year-old, Lilly, had trouble breathing last night at about 1am.
Her lips started turning blue, she started making barking noises like a seal, and could hardly get any air into her lungs. We were very worried.
I called 000 and the ambulance arrived within 5 minutes.
They were really effective, gave her oxygen,
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