Back in the Day (2) . . . Everyday Life and How it Was Lived a Hundred Years ago.

Back in the Day (2) . . . Everyday Life and How it Was Lived a Hundred Years ago.
Your friendly neighbourhood iceman. The thing in his hands are the ice-tongs, which he used to handle the massive blocks of ice. They often weighed several kilos each.

Preserving Food:  Have you ever heard your grandparents call a refrigerator an ‘icebox’? Have you ever wondered what an ‘icebox’ was? How did people keep food fresh back in the…

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The 5th Regiment (Scottish Rifles) Camp at Concord West

The 5th Regiment (Scottish Rifles) Camp at Concord West
Dancing in the Scottish Rifles Camp at Concord West

On Tuesday, 17th April, 1900, the Daily Telegraph published the following article: Through the courtesy of the trustees of the Walker Estate, the 5th Regiment (Scottish Rifles) camped for the…

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The Scottish Rifles – Early Beginnings

The first NSW Military Unit with a Scottish Association was The Duke of Edinburgh's Highlanders formed in 1868. The Unit wore a kilt of Black Watch tartan and became known as the Highland…

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My mother used to say . . .

If you cut too many corners you’ll just keep going around in circles Your problems are only as big as you make them The trouble with living alone is that…

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The Australian Theatre to 1910

Australian theatre has a long and distinguished history. It is a history which was influenced by both the United States and Britain. British born entrepreneurs were the fathers of Australian…

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