By Doris Blackwell, Douglas Lockwood
This precise tale of lifestyles on the Alice on the flip of the century isn't just a ebook of significant old curiosity, it displays a deep love for the rustic and the people.
The city that's Alice used to be a telegraph station while Doris Bradshaw Blackwell moved there as a tender lady in 1899. Her father, Thomas Bradshaw, was once the officer answerable for the Alice Springs Telegraph Station from 1899 to 1908. This ebook captures the ambience of these early days.
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The imperial government never systematically anticipated its economic needs. Inevitably, therefore, it employed short-term solutions. The burden of taxation fell unevenly. By exploiting legal exemptions and using bribes, many of the wealthiest individuals in the empire managed to evade the worst rigours of taxation, a disproportionate burden of which consequently fell on those who could less well afford it. Under the municipal system, responsibility for taxation rested on the curial class, membership of which became steadily more onerous as the system of tax collection became less efficient and ever more open to abuse.
Which you accepted as the official consuls of the year depended on which part of the empire you were in, and, thus, which of the three rival imperial authorities you accepted. 36 A DIVIDED EMPIRE The volatile circumstances that swept Postumus to power never fully abated. 46 This certainly diminished the attraction of marching on Rome. Fully occupied with the defence of the Rhine, Postumus discovered that he could manage without the incremental legitimation of senatorial recognition. His tenure of power underlines how little that formal recognition mattered in the face of the harsh realities of the mid-third century.
12 Renewing the offensive in 253, his progress was only halted by the hereditary priest-lord of Emesa, Uranius Antoninus. Uranius rallied the region’s forces in the wake of this invasion and organized a spirited defence of the area. As a result, he was himself acclaimed emperor. 13 By 254, when Valerian finally arrived in the east, the crisis had somewhat subsided. Uranius Antoninus had apparently been eliminated and Shapur had partially withdrawn. However, the situation in the east remained unsettled.
Alice on the Line by Doris Blackwell, Douglas Lockwood