How Did Valentine’s Day Start?

Valentine's Day, or St Valentine's Day, is celebrated every year on 14 February. Flowers, cards, chocolates, red hearts and romance. That's what Valentine's day is all about, right? Well, maybe…

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Back in the Day (4) . . . Everyday Life and How it Was Lived a Hundred Years ago.

Back in the Day (4) . . . Everyday Life and How it Was Lived a Hundred Years ago.
Thirsty? A soda-jerk serving up a nice cold one from an old-fashioned soda-fountain

Soft Drinks:  These days, we don’t give much thought to soft drinks. They come in metal cans or they come in plastic bottles, we open them, we drink them, we…

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The Twentieth Century Servants

The Twentieth Century Servants
Early Kooka Gas Stove, c1937

In the early days of Australia convicts provided free labour, standards of living were generally poor and the small affluent society managed to live very well with a minimum of…

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