Volume 16 - Page 1 of 14
Eternal Flame Edition
anvilfire! Millennium's End Report
Francis Whitaker dies Hammer in Hand
Australian Internet Censorship starts Jan. 1st, 2000
Dona Meilach announces another new book project!
The Eternal Flame burns for Francis Whitaker - The page is blackened in protest of censorship.
Died Saturday October 23, 1999 at 10:00pm.
He had his hammer with him until the last
Francis Whitaker at CanIronII in one of his last public appearances.
After giving a public talk where he had to be helped in and out of a wheelchair, he spent several hours talking with individuals.
This sums up Francis Whitaker's dedication to blacksmithing.
The News spread rapidly through the blacksmithing comunity.
Bob Keyes announced that at the time of the funeral service he would be ringing his anvil. Jim Wilson suggested it be rung 94 times for each year of his life.
Soon an international ringing of anvils was organized.
This inspired Jim "PawPaw" Wilson to write a poem commerating the event
REQUIEM FOR A MASTER.
Continued on Page 4
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Vol.1 (May-June 1998 - JYH)
Vol.2 ABANA 1998 Conf
Vol.3 Camp Fenby
Vol.4 ABANA Late
Vol. 5 PABA Edition
Vol. 6 AFC Edition
Vol. 7 Virginia Edition
Vol. 8 Thanksgiving Edition
Vol. 9 New Year's 1999 Edition
Vol. 10 1st International Edition
Vol. 11 Gichners Iron Age Antiques
Vol. 12 Spring Fling, Meilach book,
blowing the anvil
Vol. 13 Southeast Conference Part I
Vol. 13, p.2 SPECIAL NWBA REPORT
Vol. 14, CanIron II, Calgary, AB, Canada
Vol. 17, Spring 2000 March 4
Insert Dona Meilach call for photos
Page 2 REQUIEM FOR A MASTER
Page 3 INTERNET CENSORSHIP!
Page 4 Francis Whitaker
Page 5 Whitaker obit. and Links
Page 6 Whitaker photos
Page 7 CVBG, Greenwood's & Pat McGhee
Page 9 CVBG, Jerry Darnell
Page 10 ABANA-Chapter.com unveiled
Page 11 CBA Jefferson Smiths, NJBA
Page 13 3D-CAD Gate from Finland
Page 14 anvilfire makes NY Times!
So WHERE IS Volume 15 ?
It is going to be a special "fill in" edition covering things we didn't finish in 1999.
We have coverage of the Southeast conference and CanIron II to complete
plus a special article on Alabama Art Casting and the Rockbridge bloomery project.
I N T E R N A T I O N A L
"On the 30th June 1999, The Australian Government voted to censor the Internet in Australia from
any material it consideres offensive. Censorship in Australia is now a reality ... "|
Bernadette Taylor, prairie-dog.net
"Was just reported in New Zealand how Australia's woman's soccer team just posed nude for a calender shoot, they say its common practice to have sports teams pose nude for calanders in order to raise funds. -
So what they are telling us is Yes we can do it, and we can export it but we dont want any form over seas!"
Kiwi, our man in New Zealand
IT GETS WORSE! "Parliament has passed laws that allow the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) to tap into and alter data on private computer systems.
The ASIO Amendment Bill 1999 passed the Senate yesterday, giving federal authorities the power to tap into private computer systems for surveillance purposes. . .
While the legislation gained bipartisan support, some members expressed concern that bill was rushed through Parliament."
William Maher, Newswire
The censorship of the Internet in Australia is an important issue to ALL of us.
As the third largest English speaking country in the world what happens there can have an immediate effect on the U.S. Canada, U.K. and New Zealand.
Eventualy this could produce global repercussions in the fastest growing industry on the planet.
When anvilfire's main page was run through a preliminary test "word filter" it failed the test!
This means that initialy millions of web sites throughout the world may be censored by Australia.
For more information and links see Page 3 -guru
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