“Banjo” Paterson

“Banjo” Paterson
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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…

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Sydney’s Last Trams

Sydney’s Last Trams
R1 class tram at Maroubra Junction on the last day

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…

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When the Queen came to Rivendell

When the Queen came to Rivendell
Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh stepping ashore at Rivendell

Forty four years ago, n March 5, 1974, Queen Elizabeth the Second became the first reigning British monarch to set foot on Hospital ground.  The "private" visit to Rivendell came…

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Inside History Magazine

Inside History Magazine
Inside History

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…

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Three Women & the Sea

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…

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