An interesting South Australian newspaper editorial of 1 January 1901
– which was not only the first day of the 20th century but the first day of Australia’s federation as a commonwealth of previously separate colonies.
The writer looks back on 100 years and observes how little of progress was predicted and predictable in 1801. He looks forward, too -- though mindful that “Some historian yet unknown may read these lines a hundred years hence, and wonder with equal amazement at the limited knowledge they seem to him to convey.”
... before Rupert ruined it.