A personal and poignant account of the actions of Anzac legend Simpson the Donkey man have turned up amongst Gallipoli papers and medals to be auctioned in Sydney on Friday. The document is among personal items that belonged to surgeon Horatio Conrick, who received the Distinguished Service Order and was mentioned in dispatches. He wrote: "Simpson was a very game man and in fact, he laughed at danger. At all times he was cheerful and a great favourite with his mates of the 3rd Field Ambulance."
Welcome to the Masonic Grand Lodge. A sign at the door says: 'It's No Secret – Real Men Wear Aprons". There's symbolism everywhere – down to the compass and set square pattern in the carpet to the sparkly stars on the ceiling. The metal letter G hanging down stands for Grand Geometrician of the Universe. It feels like an upmarket '70s nightclub. In the middle of the room the "tessellated pavement" could double as a dance floor. There's a pedestal and an organ.
Graphic details of some of the most odious and forgotten jobs in Sydney's past have emerged as the City of Sydney today announces details of a celebration of the 175th anniversary of its inauguration. Among items to go on show, many for the first time, is the earliest surviving film footage of Sydney and the first map of the city prepared by the council in 1845 showing scant streets and a handful of suburbs. Even then the "state of the roads was a source of constant complaint".
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".