History is . . .

History is . . .
Magnifying glass focused on the word history

In these times, when people are trying to erase or re-write history, we should look back on what others have had to say about the past. History is the version…

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Mortlake Gas Works

Mortlake Gas Works
Mortlake Bank, coal carrier

The Australian Gas Light Company (AGL) was formed in Sydney in 1837 to produce town gas for street lighting. The original works at Darling Harbour with its outstations at Woolloomooloo…

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What is it About Age

Can anyone explain to me why we are so obsessed in knowing a person’s age? The media, in particular (and I assume they are influenced by their audience’s fascination with…

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St Patrick’s, Mortlake – 125 years

An interesting social and community book, An Enduring Flame, covers the history of St Patrick’s Parish, Mortlake from 1885 to 2020. The book has been produced as part of the 125th anniversary of…

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From Our Collection

The Moustach Cup The moustache cup is an unusual drinking vessel, uniquely gender-specific. that contains a semi-circular edge around its rim. This ledge has a small opening that allows liquids…

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Jean’s Story (Spanish Flu) (No.6 Final)

Jean’s Story (Spanish Flu) (No.6 Final)
Aerial view Thomas Walker Hospital

I really am getting to be a most experienced nurse in the sleeping line. Jean and I arrived home at 12.20 pm made cocoa and sandwiches and ate them, retired…

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