Instead of a guest speaker at our museum on Saturday, 7th April at 2:00 pm. we will be entertained by the Bell Bird Bush Band. Come along and join us for a sing-along afternoon of old bush ballads, to be followed by light refreshments. This is our c … Continue reading “March Event – An Afternoon of Nostalgia”“Banjo” Paterson
In 1885, Paterson began submitting and having his poetry published in the Sydney edition of The Bulletin under the pseudonym of “The Banjo”, the name of a favourite horse. In 1890, as “The Banjo” he wrote “The Man from Snowy River”, a poem which caught … Continue reading ““Banjo” Paterson”Sydney’s Last Trams
Fifty-seven years ago, on the 25 February 1961, Sydney’s last electric trams operated on the La Perouse and Maroubra Beach lines. The last day of trams is a great date to remember for trivia nights. This wonderful image taken by D.R. Keenan shows an R1 … Continue reading “Sydney’s Last Trams”Inside History Magazine
Recently we received an almost complete set of the magazine “Inside History”. Unfortunately, eight of the issues were missing – Issues Nos. 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 12, 18 and 34. If any of our readers have one of these they no longer want, we would be most hap … Continue reading “Inside History Magazine”Back in the Day (5) . . . Everyday life and how it was lived a hundred years ago.
Public Transport: These days, we hop on a train, or a bus…we don’t think much of it. But public transport was very different back in the eras when our grandparents and great-grandparents were alive. In the early 1900s, buses as we know them today did … Continue reading “Back in the Day (5) . . . Everyday life and how it was lived a hundred years ago.”Three Women & the Sea
Hannah Snell Englishwoman Hannah Snell, who could neither read nor write, joined the army in 1745 under the name of James Gray. Later she joined the navy as a cook’s assistant and then became a common seaman, spending a total of nine years at sea. She … Continue reading “Three Women & the Sea”