Soleirolia window

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Delible and indelible marks

About

Historical notes (1851): After the death of Lady FitzRoy, Governor Charles Augustus FitzRoy developed an appetite for Irish girls. 

So when the bastard child was born and Baby's Tears began to grow on the windows, Maisy consulted the Journal of the Horticultural Society of London, and saw Baby's Tears (Soleirolia soleirolii) was also entered as Irish Moss, she knew the house had been cursed.

Like moss it spread, creeping silently until every pane was covered and the outside world was seen through the eyes of crying babies. 

Ex-convict John Fitzsimons later adopted the bastard and called him Charles Augustus Fitzsimons, so even though he didn't get the full regal FitzRoy, he received some of it. Maisy thought it just.

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When, where, what

14/05/2017 at 15:45
Old Government House, Parramatta Park, Parramatta

Significance

Moonrise
14/05/2017 at 19:40 at 113°
Moonset
14/05/2017 at 09:06 at 247°
Distance from object
405,935 km
Illumination
93.1%

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