Category: Australian culture

Happy and Panda

Harry Montague Hammond (7 May 1916 – 1 April 1998), professionally known as Happy Hammond, was an Australian comedian, radio host and children’s television show host, and television producer....

Telling Spelling

During my extended online trawls through old Australian newspapers, it became very noticeable that through the 19th century and up until about WW1, all of...

Of corset isn’t

Stays and Springs: THE CORSET IS LOSING ITS HOLD. WHAT PHYSICIANS SAY OF THE ABOLITION OF WAIST SQUEEZERS. Pull, Mary pull. It is not half...

Down on Sundowners

I was a quite surprised, when scanning our old newspapers, at the repeatedly negative portrayal of our “sundowners” or “swaggies” as I’d call them. Lazy,...

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