Big Bash 2020 – All the Info.

Does anyone know how we can contact Ian Pipprell, Annette Jackson, Doug Long, Peter Cornish, Our 2020 Big Bash could well be our Last. We need young blood to continue the tradition. It will be held on Wednesday, 1st April at the Buckingham Arms Hotel, Walkerville – 12 noon. Seniors cost of meal is $29 […]

In 1938 the NY Times first wrote about the Cheeseburger.

Today, it’s easy to order a chunk of animal flesh seared with black stripes on the outside and still bloody on the inside, garnished with a bit of coagulated milk protein now melted by heat — a cheeseburger, if it must be labeled. But apparently, such a dish was just odd when it first came […]

Tiny Griffins by Audrey Gonzalez.

It may not have have the grand majesty of your typical half-eagle, half-lion griffin, but this tiny beast has fluttered away with our hearts. Artist Audrey Gonzalez came up with this little critter as part of a larger series of mini mythical creatures. She has also posted a tiny unicorn with the horn and wings […]

The Curse of the Chinaman.

At the Old Guv when a certain Overseer had no time for a new tradesman or their work ability, he would go to their Leading hand and try and talk them into agreeing with his opinion of that person. They should be got rid of or be moved on to another area away from him. […]

Swallow’s Nest Castle.

Swallow’s Nest Castle, Ukraine Photograph by Jane Sweeney, JAI/Corbis The neo-Gothic Swallow’s Nest castle perches 130 feet above the Black Sea near Yalta in southern Ukraine. Built by a German noble in 1912, the flamboyant seaside residence is now a popular tourist destination. via Travel 365: Most Popular Photos of January 2014 — National Geographic.

Fremantle Prison.

Image: Wikipedia. With its foreboding 5m-high walls enclosing a nearly 6-hectare site, the old convict-era prison still dominates present-day Fremantle, Western Australia with its tales of adventure and hardship living on in the city’s imagination. In 2010 its cultural status was recognised, along with that of 10 other penal buildings, as part of the Australian […]

‘An Act of Kindness during the Action’.

Bedded down somewhere in the Pacific during the mayhem and fierce fighting against the Japanese army during World War II, this American soldier takes time out to show some kindness by feeding a banana to a battle weary goat. derwombat.

Printing in Medieval Venice c.1490s.

Venice, from the Nuremberg Chronicle (1493). JRL R1786. Medieval Venice was a major city state and an important trading port where East met West. Situated on a marshy lagoon at the head of the Adriatic Sea, for centuries it had traded extensively with the Byzantine Empire and the Muslim World. By the late thirteenth century, […]

Bathing Beauties in the 1920s-1940s.

Evelyn Lewis competed in the Miss America pageant as Miss Washington in 1922 Stunning photographs taken of beauty pageants show that nothing has changed yet everything is different. Vintage snaps from the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s show smiling young women lined up in their bathing suits, standing side on with a jutted hip and one […]

“DDT is good for me-e-e!” 1947.

What is DDT: DDT (dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane) is a pesticide once widely used to control insects in agriculture and insects that carry diseases such as malaria. DDT is a white, crystalline solid with no odour or taste. Its use in the U.S. was banned in 1972 because of damage to wildlife, but is still used in some […]