Diane Abbott, Bernie Grant and Jeremy Corbyn - State Opening of Parliament - House of Commons, London
Diane Abbott, the newly elected Labour MP for Hackney North, powders her nose at the House of Commons, London, before the State Opening of Parliament. Alongside her is Bernie Grant (centre top), the black Labour MP for Tottenham, unidentified person and Jeremy Corbyn (r).
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Aboriginal Flag Mural, Sydney
A mural of the Aboriginal flag featuring the rising sun and the ochre earth adorns a wall in Sydney 07 April as Australia prepares for a race election between July and October. Australian Prime Minister John Howard has threatened an early poll if the Senate refuses to pass his controversial Native Title legislation which would limit the rights of Australia's 386, 000 Aborigines. AFP PHOTO/Torsten BLACKWOOD / AFP PHOTO / TORSTEN BLACKWOOD
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Tamsin Blight, the White Witch of Helston, William Jones Chapman (1808-1872)
Oil on canvas, English School, 1856. A portrait of an elderly woman wearing a bonnet and shawl, seated in a chair. Thomasine Blight (1793-1856), known locally as Tammy Blee, was the best remembered of the pellars or witches of West Cornwall. Sometimes known as a cunning-person or conjurer, she was thought to perform only good deeds, notably the removal of curses of black witches and numerous cures. Even when she was on her death bed people were carried in to see her, some on stretchers. It was said that the sick lay beside her 'only to rise up and go down over the stairs perfectly cured'. She was also known as a fortune teller. Tammy's second husband, James Thomas, had similar occult powers and there was considerable rivalry between them. W.J. Chapman was a Cornish portrait painter who was active between 1840-1860. This portrait was painted in the year of Blight's death in 1856.