Another "cackleberry's *BIG* Australian History Quiz" WINNER! ahv! WINNER!.

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Alright all you Norwegian bookcrossers in the Scandinavian Forum! The last question was far too easy and I won't let the Swedish bookcrossers off so lightly next time! And wait until you see what I have in store for the Danes!

This question for the Norwegian bookcrossers is so tough I have to offer a massive prize to encourage you to enter!

THE PRIZE (2 books, 1 movie)

(1) "The Bounty" by Richard Hough ISBN 0 552 12363 3 - journal/3884683 (this book was published in 1984 but is a brand new never before opened copy). This is about an event that had serious repercussions for Australia...

(2) "A Salute to the Great McCarthy" by Barry Oakley ISBN 0 1400 3301 7 - journal/3884715 (a good clean second hand copy). This book is by an Australian author and he writes about "Australian Rules", a type of football played nationally...

(3) "The Coolangatta Gold", a brand new never played copy of the DVD of this Australian movie made in 1984. The story revolves around the toughest Tri-Aquathon in the World, "The Coolangatta Gold", whereby the contestants do a 20 kilometre beach run, a 6 kilometre swim and then a 17 kilometre surf-ski race from Surfers Paradise to Coolangatta and back. The scenery is superb.

THE QUESTION: There is a wonderful historical connection between Norway and Australia that dates back to 1867... what was the name of the man, born in Norway, whose son became famous in England as an author... (the son was born in Australia). And (heh heh heh, here comes the really tough part), what did this man's wife invent that went on to be used in every Post Office in the World? Nobody will ever get this question correct! My books and movie are safe!

Now, where is notnot? :P

To win you must pm the correct anwer to me. Once I have acknowledged that it is correct, you can post it in here... if you have an idea about the answers, pm me and I *might* give you an extra clue... maybe... perhaps...

 

Argh, I'm going to be up all night now!

 


And the winner is... ahv, whose answer arrived at 11.46pm Brisbane time Monday 03 April, followed by Magika's answer which arrived 7.50am Brisbane time Tuesday 04 April!

Here is ahv's anwer...


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Hello cackleberry,

So the question was: There is a wonderful historical connection between
Norway and Australia that dates back to 1867... what was the name of the
man, born in Norway, whose son became famous in England as an author...
(the son was born in Australia). And (heh heh heh, here comes the really
tough part), what did this man's wife invent that went on to be used in
every Post Office in the World?

The man is Niels Hertzberg Larsen, who later took the name Peter Lawson, a
norwegian sailor. His son, the author, is Henry Archibald Lawson, who was
born in 1867. The wife was Louisa Lawson, born Albury, and she invented and
patented a mailbag buckle in 1896. She supplied the Post Office for 4
years, until a pirated version appeared on the market.

I hope this is correct:)



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Here is Magika's answer... (with a slight edit to preserve Magika's privacy)

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Hello cackleberry,

I got it! Hah! :-D

The man you seek the name of, was Niels Larsen, better known as Peter
Lawson. In 1866 he married Louisa Lawson, and they had a son, Henry Lawson
(born 1867), who later became an author. Louisa Lawson invented the mailbag
buckle in 1896. Extra tidbit: Australia Post released a stamp in honour of
Louisa in 1975.

Whew, that was *tough*! But oh, so much fun! At first I thought 1867
pointed to a ship called the Lindsay, sailing from Tønsberg to Norway
carrying a total of one immigrant (according to norwegian heritage), but
when I was unable to find the name of the passenger(s), I decided to start
at another end. I did good though, didn't I? ;-) Now I can go to sleep. ;-)



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Next time I won't be so soft on you...

 

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