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Going Down the Memory Lane: The Origins and Commercialisation of Metal Tags in Australia

Like many developed countries around the world, the use of metal tags in Australia is traceable to wars of the 19th and 20th centuries. According to information published at the Australian War Memorial website as of February 2016, the Australian Army first issued its soldiers identification tin discs in 1906. Worn permanently around the neck with a strap to aid identification in the event of disasters in war fields, these tiny tin discs had the names, service numbers and religion details of the soldiers. Check out Wiremarkers Australia Pty Ltd.

After briefly adopting fibreboards during World War I, the Australian Army switched to Metal Tags during World War II due to the need for identification tags that were made out of materials that could endure the harsh conditions of war...

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A Jazz Course that will provide a Good Framework

Jazz has its roots in New Orleans at the start of the 20th Century. This first phase of Jazz is usually called Traditional, Louise Armstrong being the key player. Then Swing and the Big Bands emerged in the 1930’s. Be Bop, with Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie, revolutionized Jazz in the 1940’s. Along came Cool in the 1950s with Miles Davis etc. John Coltrane laid down the framework many modern tenor players still follow. There was Blue Note, “Free”, Jazz Funk and Jazz Rock, following along through the 1960s and 1970s. Miles Davis ended up working with George Duke and Marcus Miller using Funk in the 1980’s. Jazz is a broad church. Therefore, Brisbane Jazz Musicians can provide a framework for aspiring Jazz Musicians wanting to explore this music.

Be Humble

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