Blackberries: As ruthless as a German – news from March, 1915

Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1915, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: HOTEL LICENSE – Last Monday, the Licensing Bench visited Coxon’s Hotel, and , after inspecting the building, decided unanimously that the house was beyond repair, and that if a renewal of the license were desired, [...]

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 on who to invite and who not to invite. Some of those suggestions [...]

Entertaining – 1960s Style!

Entertaining and need inspiration? With the Festive Season rapidly approaching any decent historian who needs inspiration ignores the latest issues of Delicious or Good Living and heads straight back into the past by looking through the back issues of the Australian Women's Weekly. All back issues from 1933 to 1982 are now available on Trove. You [...]

Trove Tuesday – The Real Masterchefs

Does anyone else have their grandmother’s handwritten and much-loved recipes? And being 100% honest, does anyone use their old family recipes? To begin with, they’re usually in a old book in the back of a kitchen cupboard or in a box of old papers hidden away. In my case the handwriting is so faded that [...]