1700-1900 Industrial Revolution

Improvements in agriculture, technology, transportation and manufacturing lead to increased life expectancy. The population of Britain almost doubles in 50 years, from 8.3 million in 1801 to 16.8 million by 1851.

Thursday, 1 December, 2011, 12:00am

History-makers Part 18: Shaka - The Great Zulu Warrior

Quick facts

Nickname: Shaka, which means internal parasite Profession: military genius and emperor of the Zulus Famous for: creating the Zulu Empire Born: about 1787, somewhere in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa Died: September 22, 1828

A desperate life

Find words that mean: sadness, mean, taking over, afraid

13 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Darkness reigns in bleak urban tale

Prisoner In A Red Rose Chain

by Jeffrey Moore

Putnam $250

THIS IS A MOODY and irreverent novel, probably best appreciated by post-adolescents who dress entirely in black and like to drink red wine and pretend it is blood.

22 Jun 2002 - 12:00am

King Marcus ready to reign at Valley

AS champion jockey Basil Marcus heads towards a personal best tally in excess of 71 winners, he has been coming in for an increasing number of useful outside rides - and one of them can oblige in the fourth event tonight.

18 May 1994 - 12:00am

Clarke fighting fit for Valley return

VISITING South Australian jockey Michael Clarke was back in the thick of things at Sha Tin's work session yesterday morning.

Clarke, here as a three-month Club jockey, has been sidelined with shoulder and arm injuries since a crashing fall from Easy Fit on his first meeting three weeks ago.

29 Mar 1994 - 12:00am

Bright lights no hurdle for Quick return

IMPRESSIVE griffin Quick Action faces open company for the first time tonight but the Ivan Allan-trained youngster looks banker material for the first leg of the Double Trio at Happy Valley.

Irish-bred Quick Action has won two from two and looked distinctly impressive in doing so - particularly his first-up effort.

29 Mar 1994 - 12:00am

Distance right for all aboard Lucky Express

THE step up to 1,650 metres at Happy Valley tomorrow night looks exactly right for English import Lucky Express and he is confidently selected as the banker for the second leg of the Double Trio.

18 Jan 1994 - 12:00am

Jacko can strike a late jackpot

CONSISTENT campaigner Jacko, who ran most pleasingly at his last start, turned in a top trial on the Sha Tin equitrack for regular rider Nigel Tiley yesterday.

9 Jun 1993 - 12:00am

Tiny Crown Counsel defies his big weight

GALLANT Crown Counsel (6-1) defied topweight and an extreme outside draw to win the Pearce Memorial Challenge Cup yesterday for delighted trainer Lawrie Fownes.

And no less pleased was French star Gerald Mosse, sacked last week by Patrick Biancone but responsible for another faultless ride.

30 May 1993 - 12:00am

Zulu gives Moore a Silver service

LEADING trainer John Moore, part of the local racing scene for almost as long as the Hilton Hotel has been in operation, added another vital winner to his championship tally yesterday when Shaka Zulu (6-1) took the famous hostelry's Silver Jubilee Challenge Cup at Sha Tin.

9 May 1993 - 12:00am

Cruz rises to meet Marcus' challenge

CHAMPION jockey elect Tony Cruz played a central role in yesterday's Sha Tin trackwork session for the second Friday running.

The end-of-season rally from defending champion Basil Marcus has awakened Cruz's competitive instincts and his trackwork diligence underlines that he is in no mood to allow Marcus to encroach further into his 10-strong title lead.

1 May 1993 - 12:00am

Accolade ready to give Cruz a boost

TONY Cruz has a shaky hold on the current championship lead but should receive a very timely boost in the final event tonight when he partners Accolade.

The local idol is three clear of Gerald Mosse but faces the fight of his career if he is to win the title without the backing of brother Derek's stable.

13 Jan 1993 - 12:00am