Yagan’s Revenge?

The Barnett government has made it hard to get to the oddly soulless Ellenbrook, and maybe that’s a good thing. Dodgy Perth has previously detailed Pedo Sirling’s unhealthy pursuit of this child. Why she has been rendered headless and “joyfully astride two donkeys” is another mystery. At least the pub has been restored in Governor Pedo’s hood. By Cimbali.

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46 Responses to Yagan’s Revenge?

  1. Misspent Yoof says:

    Two donkeys? Was she in Mexico?

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  2. GivDBird says:

    Did she have legs, arms and a head at all?

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  3. Eddie says:

    All previous accounts say she was thirteen, not fourteen. Why would they lie to us? Why?

    “The story of Stirling’s instant infatuation for Ellen Mangles, as preserved in the family archives, makes delightful reading. She suddenly brought herself to his notice by dashing past him mounted on two donkeys—one foot on each! He went down before her on the moment, but only metaphorically, one hopes. However, it was definite and permanent, though he had to nurse his secret love for two whole years, until she had reached 15, when he thought it was high time he avowed his love.”

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  4. Marc says:

    While this statue is weird at best, it is splitting hairs to call Stirling a ‘pedo’ (even by our standards) as he married Ellen just 1 day before her 16th birthday. Technically she was under-age by OUR laws but at the time, the age of consent is stated to be between 10-12 years old for females. It was common for men to marry women half their age. It isn’t really appropriate to judge standards in history by modern day laws and morals.

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    • Pedo Stirling was banging on the door way earlier according to Dodgy Perth.

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      • Sir Bill International says:

        Dodgy doesn’t dispute Marc’s statement ( 1 day prior to her 16th birthday).
        https://dodgyperth.com/2015/05/27/james-stirling-and-the-tomboy/

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      • Marc says:

        Yes, Stirling first saw her when she was 13. Also remembering that no intimate relations would have been engaged in until they were married. Ellen’s mother wrote to a friend about Stirling as follows : ‘Of character unimpeachable for honour and integrity, joined to an intelligent mind and a handsome face and figure. Even if not exactly weighed down with riches, he is extremely prudent and steady; really a most gentlemanly elegant young man.’ Ellen’s family were more than happy when Stirling asked to marry Ellen. Interestingly most articles about the marriage state that Ellen was married on her 16th birthday – whether this was a ‘bit of a cover up’ is open to speculation. Our info is that she was 1 day short of her 16th birthday as stated before.

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    • Eddie says:

      In the late 18th the average marrying age for women was 28. During the 19th this fell slightly, but never declined (as an average) below 22. Depended on social class, etc., but it is clear that 15 is way, way too young even for the era.

      It’s a mistake to confuse the age of consent (a legal thing to avoid statutory rape) with cultural expectations. We don’t encourage young women to marry at 16 in WA.

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    • orbea says:

      “Splitting hairs” = Statutory Rape and registration as a sex offender

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    • you'll get wet says:

      L.f baum author of the wizard of oz wrote after the massacre at wounded knee, 1891 –
      ‘ our only safety depends upon the total extinction of the indians’

      But I suppose it’s not fair to judge him by modern day morals eh mark coz genocide was quite ok then. Wasn’t it?

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      • Sir Bill International says:

        The past is the past.

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      • Are you comparing attempted genocide to Stirling marrying Ellen 1 day before her 16th birthday with the full consent of her parents? Really? The former is a minor infraction at worst – given the laws at the time it is not even that, while the latter is abhorrent. From all accounts, the marriage between James and Ellen was a long and happy one. There are far worse things in history that could do with highlighting, including the attempted genocide of the First Peoples of the Americas. An atrocity that far exceeds even the holocaust in WWII.

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        • Crap – reverse former and latter in that last post as I can’t seem to edit out the error :)

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        • you'll get wet says:

          Are you comparing attempted genocide to stirling

          Yes of course. A simple contra positive will explain. If p then q, if not p then not q. If there is such a thing as race then there must be such a thing as racism. However if there’s no such thing as race then there’s no such thing as racism and we have to develop a new vocab to describe and stigmatise the invaders who can no longer be called racist in a post-race world. See? Fortunately this is the Internet and I never let facts get in the way of a good rhetorical device, so if I can stigmatise Stirling by juxtaposing his taboo- ish tendencies with genocide, that’s a perfectly good poetic device. Good enough for the bush anyway. Tie it up with wire and off we go.

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      • BSWAM says:

        F. L. Baum, actually. Not sure who out there loves him for that quote.

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  5. Slanderer says:

    There’s a Main Street in Ellenbrook?

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  6. Hazel says:

    is the writing on the plinth real? Please someone say it was Photoshopped?!?!

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  7. El Guisto says:

    I saw a movie once where the, ahem, heroine was joyfully astride two….well it wasn’t actually donkeys. More like horses given the size of them…..

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