DONATE AN ORGAN: This occurs only after death!

Adapted by FRANK MORRIS

BEFORE YOU DIE, HAVE YOUR ORGANS PASSED ON TO SOMEONE IN NEED.

BRAIN-DEATH HAPPENS WHEN THE BRAIN STOPS FUNCTIONING.

More than 30,000 Australians have received transplants in the last 60 years.

For people with serious or life threatening illness, organ or tissue donation may mean a second chance at life.

Improved survival rates now mean that most recipients of organs or tissue can look forward to a better quality of life.

Organ and tissue donation can only occur after death.

Usually, organ donation is only considered after several tests have been carried out by two appropriately qualified senior doctors to establish whether brain death has taken place.

Brain-death occurs when the brain stop functioning and there is no possibility of recovery.
The way in which a person dies will generally determine what they are to donate.

In most cases, organs – heart, lungs, liver, pancreas, kidney – can only be donated if a person has died in a intensive can unit under special circumstances. Less than 1% of all people who pass away died this way in hospital.

Generally, organ donation may be possible after a person’s heart has stopped beating; but this is rare.

People are sometimes concerned or confused about the difference between brain death  or coma. Both organs are very different.

A patient in a coma is unconscious because their brain is injured in some way, although their brain continues to function and, in all likehood, may heal.

Medical tests on a patient can clearly show the difference between brain and coma death.

A greater number of people have the chance to donate tissue for transplantation -- eye, heart valves, bone and skin. The reason: tissue donation does not require the same special treatment as organs do for transplantation to be successful.

[The Australian Organ Donor Register 1800 552 152. Email:aodr@medicareaustralia.gov.au/organ
Address: Reply Paid 711 Hobart, TAS 7001]

SOURCE: Contact the Donation Register in your state.

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GREAT KIWI FIRST …
GO NZ! INVENTOR JOHN BRITTEN’S SUPER-BIKE, THE BRITTEN V1000, IS A SYMBOL OF “GREAT KIWI INGENUITY”, CLAIMS HISTORIAN RICHARD WOLFE.
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SHAPES & SIZES: Chinese junk! What our demi-craft grew into becomes a giant of the sea

A JUNK IS A TYPE OF ANCIENT CHINESE CRAFT THAT WAS BUILT DURING THE 2ND CENTURY AND DEVELOPED RAPIDLY DURING THE SONG DYNASTY. SAILORS REFERRED TO THEM AS “JUNKS”. THEY HAVE CLOTH SAILS WHICH ARE “STRENGTHENED WITH BAMBOO POLES”. LARGE JUNKS HAVE FIVE MASTS. JUNKS WERE THE FIRST SHIPS “TO HAVE A RUDDER” FOR SAILORS TO BE ABLE TO STEER THEM.


VALE: Margaret Fulton dies at 94; she “opened the world of flavours”, said a newspaper

FRANK MORRIS

MARGARET AND WOMAN’S DAY WHICH, AFTER SPENDING 19 YEARS AS COOKING EDITOR, LEFT TO JOIN RUPERT MURDOCK ‘S NEW IDEA.

THE FEISTY COOKBOOK QUEEN, MARGARET FULTON, BECAME A LEDGEND OF HER TIME.

The pioneer cookbook writer, Margaret Fulton, who led Australian women to cook meals of great exotic flavours, died on Wednesday, (July 24) aged 94.

It was the end of an era.

Her Margaret Fulton Cookbook inspired generations to cook like they never cooked before, bringing home cooking to a fine art.

The Australian book publishing industry was rocked by revolutionary change in the 1960s. “The swing to paperbacks…powerful new groupings that have emerged through takeovers, and foreign invasions are changing the old order,” reported The Bulletin's Michael Baume in 1966.

A typical invader was Englishman Paul Hamlyn, who “stormed the world, selling to people who had never bought books before.”

Australian publishers were slow to recognise that through creative and imaginative marketing and packaging it was possible to sell books like soap!

The Hamlyn books had a unique “buy-me” appeal.

Hamlyn's approach, says Kevin Weldon, was to exploit high traffic areas in major department stores, impulse buying “and all the modern marketing techniques the book world had studiously ignored.”

Until the Hamlyn Group utilised television in Australia, Weldon says, “nobody in the world had ever promoted a book on TV before.”

And, of course, the legendary Margaret Fulton Cookbook, which ended up selling over 1.5 million copies.
A profile on Margaret Fulton in the Good Weekend magazine, says that “Paul Hamlyn cleverly chose Margaret (Fulton) to write the cookbook.”

According to Kevin Weldon, the first Margaret Fulton Cookbook was a compilation of Fulton's articles from the Woman's Day magazine.

The re-using of such material had been arranged with Tom Farrell, the chief editorial director of the Fairfax Group, who was also responsible for the company's magazine subsidiary, Sungravure.

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GREAT KIWI FIRST …
GO NZ! NEW ZEALAND WON THE AMERICA’S CUP, SAILING’S HOLY GRAIL IN HISTORY-MAKING STYLE IN 1995 AND 1999; WINNING 5-0 ON BOTH OCCASIONS. NZ WAS NOT ONLY THE SMALLEST COUNTRY TO COMPETE, BUT ONLY THE SECOND TO TAKE IT FROM THE US.
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BE ADVENTUROUS: Margaret Fulton Cookbook -- she writes the forward for a run-away bestseller!

Selected by FRANK MORRIS

I have always believed that good food and good cooking are part of all that is best in life, all that is warm, friendly and rewarding; and that love is as essential an ingredient to a good meal as it is to a good marriage.

The most vivid memories of my youth are linked with my mother's kitchen – coming home to the warmth of a log fire and good food, lovingly prepared; the fragrance of freshly-baked shortbread or Dundee cake and, in winter, the pot of welcoming soup.

The highlight of each day was the evening meal, when the family gathered to share not only the food, but the day's happenings. A trying day never seemed so bad at the end of that meal and a good day turned into a celebration.
In my own home I find that a meal, cooked well and with love, works the same magic as it did a generation ago.

Cookery is now accepted as one of the creative arts, and one by which women can express their own individuality.

Never look on this cook book as a set of rigid rules, but rather as a starting point.

Once a dish has been mastered, be adventurous - give it the stamp of your personality by adding your favourite flavours or your choice of garnish.

When preparing this book it was heartwarming to find so many people all over the world wanting to share their recipes and knowledge of food with me. I am very grateful to you all.

I am grateful also to the cooks in Woman's day kitchen who have tested and perfected these recipes with me.

Beginners should not be discouraged from trying out 3-star recipes – just be prepared to give them more time and concentration.

I hope that new cooks will learn these recipes and that experienced cooks will appreciate my interpretation of the classic dishes included in this book.

Bon Appetit

Bonne Cuisine

Margaret Fulton

SOURCE: The Margaret Fulton stories, Grand Years.
Below: Margaret Fulton at the launch.

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AUSTRALIA v. ENGLAND FOR THE ASHES …
FROM AUGUST 1, AUSTRALIA AND ENGLAND WILL BATTLE FOR ONE OF CRICKET’S MOST PRESTIGOUS PRIZES, THE ASHES. IT IS ON THE NINE NETWORK. SEE IT ‘LIVE’ ON ANY DEVICE YOU HAVE AT YOUR FINGERTIPS!
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Posted in: Grand Years with Frank Morris at 26 July 19

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