TV series “My Place”, M, and a blog glitch yesterday

Did you see My Place (2009-2011)? Very good children’s TV. There is a teacher companion site.

On this website you will find rich educational material to support primary and lower-secondary teachers using the My Place TV series in the classroom. Explore background information, aligned with the My Place stories, on events and people significant to Australia’s history. Download clips and stills from the TV series, as well as teaching activities and student activity sheets that relate to current themes. Go behind the scenes with production information and interviews, or chat with other teachers and share stories in the teacher’s forum.

Imagine my surprise when I found my friend M, the one I mentioned in the Linda Jaivin post a few days ago, is in there!


See Celebrating citizenship, Sydney, 1997. A great William Yang photo – and I was of course at that party.

This asset reflects the enthusiasm with which many migrants embraced Australia, seeing it as their new land of opportunity – Australian citizenship was created on 26 January 1949 by the ‘Nationality and Citizenship Act 1948’ (later renamed the ‘Australian Citizenship Act 1948’); since 1949 more than 3 million migrants have become Australian citizens, with over 70,000 joining them every year; the granting of Australian citizenship to an individual requires certain commitments both from Australia and from the citizen and gives the person rights and responsibilities; not all migrants become citizens, with more than 900,000 opting instead to remain as ‘permanent residents’; ‘Citizenship Ceremonies’ are held across Australia, often hosted by local government councils in a town hall or another building of significance.


My Place

Yesterday something very peculiar happened to this blog, and later to Neil’s final decade too:

Shock! God knows why! is no longer available.

This blog has been archived or suspended for a violation of our Terms of Service.
For more information and to contact us please read the message in your dashboard

WordPress was quite fast in dealing with the issue once I let them know. (Thanks, Leroy.)

One of your sites… was mistakenly flagged by our automated anti-spam controls. As a result, your account was prevented from registering new sites. We have reviewed your site and have removed the suspension…

We greatly apologize for this error and the inconvenience it caused.

The glitch only lasted for an hour or so.