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Lindisfarne Gospels        The Lindisfarne Gospels    Written in Latin and illustrated in the late 7th century


History Behind The Lindisfarne Gospels
      We trace the history surrounding the Lindisfarne Gospels, one of the world's greatest masterpieces of Latin calligraphy and illumination; from when it was written at the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, through the Viking attacks, to its current resting place in the British Library.
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St Matthew
Djakarta Journal
      Jakarta in its various guises - at times under the influence of Chinese, Indians, Portuguese, Dutch, British and Japanese, dates back over two thousand years.
      This journal lists some of the events that led to the modern, thriving, cosmopolitan city it has become.                         >>read more
Sukarno
Djakarta Journal #2
      This is the 2nd Journal covering events from the British invasion of Batavia in 1811, up to the granting of Indonesian Independence in 1949. Borobudur, Diponegor War, Dutch colonialism, Rise of Nationalism, Japanese invasion 1942, Comfort Women
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Djarkarta #2

The Diponegoro War
      Prince Diponegoro (1785-1855) led a popular uprising against the Dutch between 1825 and 1830. He is regarded as a national hero, a pious Muslim and a Javanese mystic.
      How did this man who came from a life of privilege in the Yogyakarta court - he was the grandson of Yogyakarta's first sultan - end his life in exile in squalid, hot, prison rooms at Fort Rotterdam in Makassar.                    >>read more
                                    SPECIAL PILGRIMAGE
ANZAC and Lone Pine - 1975
      Duncan's private pilgimage to Anzac Cove and Lone Pine in May 1975 - just days after the 60th aniversay of the Galipoli landing - long before the tour buses started, and the politicians got involved.
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Lone Pine Memorial
Sydney Cove Snapshot
      In 1785 the Secretary of State for the Colonies, Thomas Townsend, Lord Sydney, adopted the recommendation of Captain James Cook (1728 - 1779), who sighted the east coast of Australian in 1770, that an English settlement be established in New South Wales. When England lost its colonies in 1788 after the American War of Independence, it needed some other place to send the many convicts that were being held in hulks in the river Thames.
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Sydney Cove 1788
                                                             STOP PRESS
dMAC Digest Vol 4 No 6 ~ Waterloo
      The Battle of Waterloo took place in Belgium on 18 June 1815. This Digest examines the battle, and the lead up, through a different lens.   We also evaluate the main characters.
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Culann Celtic Warrior Monk
                                        Illustrated Historical Novel
Culann, Celtic Warrior Monk
      Exciting, illustrated, historical novel, set in 7th century Ireland and Northern Britain. Life, love and loss of larger than life characters who lived in these troubled times,  by Duncan MacDonald
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Culann Celtic Warrior Monk
                                                             New  Sequel
The Culann Chronicles, Book 2 - Picts' Plight
      dMAC Digest proudly announces the second e-book in this series is now available.             >>See illustrations on this web page

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Book 2 Picts Plight
                                 SPECIAL EVENT
Umroh - (mini Haj) Duncan and Shinta performed Umroh recently. Photos of this special event can be viewed on    >> Duncan's Photo Digest
      We were fortunate to visit Jeddah, Makkah and Madinah. I have posted a number of photos, not just of the holy sites, but of the unusual architecture we encounted as well as the very different countryside.
      Jeddah, on the Red Sea, is the Kingdom's 2nd largest city and considered the 'holiday city' of Saudi Arabia.
Makkah
 
                 HISTORY e-BOOK ILLUSTRATIONS

The Culann Chronicles - Book 1
Culann, Celtic Warrior Monk
View the illustrations of this exciting historical novel set in 7th century Ireland and Northern Britain. We follow the adventures of a gallant Irish warrior, an intrepid Irish Princess and a daring young Pict.
      Their predicaments as well as the trials of many others were influenced by plagues and battles as a backdrop to looming events that took place prior to and after the Synod of Whitby in 664 AD.        >>view illustrations

The Culann Chronicles - Book 2
Picts' Plight
Historical novel set in 7th century Caledonia and Northern Britain. We continue the adventures of a gallant Celtic Warrior Monk, an indomitable Irish Princess who joins the Celtic Church and a daring young Pict.
      They combine to rescue a group of Picts who were captured by Dal Riata warriors and return them to their Caledonian homeland.        >>view illustrations

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Reviewed      18  August   2017

ANZAC 1975Next

IABC "Retrospective" Web Site This web site contains images of Members Gatherings from 2005 to 2009. It is dedicated to those Members and Guests who are no longer with us. We remember their laughter and good fellowship.
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The illustrations for this e-Book will be posted on this web site to show how people dressed and the type of buildings they lived in the 7th century. Hopefully this e-Book will shed a little light on a period often referred to as 'the dark ages'.



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