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

Preserving Food:  Have you ever heard your grandparents call a refrigerator an ‘icebox’? Have you ever wondered what an ‘icebox’ was? How did people Ice Chest keep food fresh back in the old days without modern preservatives and refrigerators and all t … Continue reading “Back in the Day (2) . . . Everyday Life and How it Was Lived a Hundred Years ago.”

The 5th Regiment (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 principal part of their Easter training at Rhodes. The posit … Continue reading “The 5th Regiment (Scottish Rifles) Camp at Concord West”

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 Brigade before it was disbanded in 1878, following a decline in … Continue reading “The Scottish Rifles – Early Beginnings”

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 theatre. Despite the shadow of the two great powers, Australi … Continue reading “The Australian Theatre to 1910”