A Coffined Corpse in an Omnibus

A Coffined Corpse in an Omnibus
Sydney Mortuary Station

Sir - last Wednesday afternoon something quite of a novel character might have been witnessed at the Sydney Mortuary. At the time fixed for the dispatch of the funeral train…

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The Great Depression of the 1930s

On Tuesday 29 October 1929 the Wall Street stock market in New York collapsed.  Twenty-six billion dollars was wiped from the market, which continued to decline for the following three…

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The Long-gone Industries of Concord (Pt.9)

The Long-gone Industries of Concord (Pt.9)
CSR ICI ORICA site from Homebush Bay c.1990

More Industries of the West Berger Paints (continued) During the 1960s the Rhodes site changed markedly in appearance. First, a modern paint factory arose on the site of the old…

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Sir Douglas Mawson OBE

Sir Douglas Mawson OBE
Sir Douglas Mawson

One of Australia’s greatest Antarctic explorers, Douglas Mawson was responsible for one of the most extreme survival stories of all time. A scientist before all else, he sought information and…

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