Pool running 45:00  0.7 km (1:04:17 / km)
At Fitzroy for the first time in a while, on a morning which was definitely autumnal, with a cool wind which was fine once you were in and therefore low enough to be sheltered. A fairly routine session.
Today's historical trawlings were from 1926, and turned up plenty of distractions (alongside the March heatwave in NSW and southern Queensland which was my primary object of interest). Highlights included the cricket match between the Jockeys and the Pressmen (either the pitch or the batting were rubbish, because the highest team score in four completed innings was 70, with the Jockeys narrowly prevailing - probably would have been different if they'd been playing basketball), and someone being fined 5 pounds in a Melbourne court for being found drunk in charge of a horse and carriage in William Street. In the latter case, the constable reached this conclusion after finding the driver asleep in the back of the carriage and asking him to get out, whereupon the driver fell over. (This isn't an offence you see much these days, although I've had traffic issues in the Melbourne CBD with horses and carriages more recently than most, being knocked off my bike by one in Swanston Street in 1998).
Also in the news were two separate items about the Box Hill and South Melbourne Councils resolving to send deputations (you don't see that word much any more) to the relevant authorities to lobby for the immediate construction of, respectively, a tram extension along Whitehorse Road to Box Hill and a bridge across the Yarra at Spencer Street. Clearly not much has changed in 89 years about the relative priority of roads and public transport in Victorian transport planning because South Melbourne got their bridge the next year, whereas Box Hill had to wait about 70 years for their tram extension.