Dairies in the West

Dairies in the West
Smith's Dairy Farm

From the Archives Advertisements are often the best indicators of contemporary society for while they are meant to sell goods and services, they are framed with the intention of appealing…

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Tullochs – Double Decker Trains

Tullochs – Double Decker Trains
1968 prototype double deck car

From the Archives In 1963 Tulloch Ltd. designed and built the world’s first double deck railway trailer car. Four prototypes were produced at Tulloch’s engineering works at Rhodes. Later motor…

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The New Station Committee

The New Station Committee
Postcard celebrating the opening of the North Strathfield Railway Station

One hundred years ago, on 9th June, the North Strathfield railway station was officially opened. “For many years – how many cannot be definitely stated – the residents of that…

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Back in the Day (8) . . . Everyday Life and How it Was Lived a Hundred Years ago.

Back in the Day (8) . . . Everyday Life and How it Was Lived a Hundred Years ago.
A fob watch was usually attached to a chain holding a gold sovereign in its case in the opposite pocket. It often had a central pendant attached.

Keeping Time. These days, almost everything has the time. Your computer, your mobile phone, the clock in your car, your blackberry, your iPhone…everything does! But back when the only timekeepers…

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Useful Household Items from the Past

Useful Household Items from the Past
Mangle

We remain a society fascinated by gadgetry. The industrial revolution ensured that our ancestors were similarly attracted to wondrous objects which promised to make life easier, and, at times, more…

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Sydney Quarantine Station, North Head

Sydney Quarantine Station, North Head
Sydney Quarantine Station Wharf

Set on a picturesque headland overlooking the harbour, Sydney’s quarantine station housed close to 16,000 people from 1835 to 1984. it served as a holding station for passengers on inbound…

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