Month: December 2013

Trove Tuesday – Happy New Year, the Australian Women’s Weekly, 1949.

As we head into 2014 I would like to showcase one of my favourite images. it is the cover page of the December 31. 1949 issue of the Australian Women’s Weekly. What I really I love about this image are the sparkling,… Read More

The History of Boxing Day

Boxing Day So Boxing Day is not just the day when we clean up all the boxes and wrapping paper from Christmas Day. It actually has a much deeper meaning. Read this British take on this holiday that I have reported on… Read More

One hundred years ago – 20 December, 1913

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1913, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: ROYAL HOTEL – Mr.  R.N. Carden’s large Royal Hotel, which stands on the corner of Queen and Page Streets, has been renovated… Read More

Trove Tuesday – Christmas Puddings of 1913

Every year at this time in Australia, we suffer (or enjoy) a terrible mismatch between the traditions of our European heritage and the heat of an Australian summer. Our traditional Christmas dinner, celebrated in Australia since the first settlement, features  food created… Read More

One hundred years ago – 13 December, 1913

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1913, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: NAROOMA SPORTS – There is no doubt the residents of the picturesque village by the sea (Narooma), are a highly commendable body… Read More

One hundred years ago – 6 December, 1913

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1913, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: HAT TRICK – Young Bert Coppin, son of Mr. J. Coppin, jnr., took three wickets for three successive balls for Moruya against… Read More

Trove Tuesday – The Moruya Slice & the Mad Men Cocktail Party

So , thanks to the helpful hints from the Australian Women’s Weekly of Wednesday 26 September, 1962, we have the preparations for a Mad Men cocktail party well underway. We have organised: 1. The Critical Guest List – The AWW gave us  helpful hints… Read More