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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....

Sea Serpents

Sea Serpents

Here’s the indisputable, convincing, real, live, footage proof that sea serpents (“monisters” [sic]) exist LOL!!

A Pox on the Boks

Springbok Rugby Protest – 3 July 1971 I went to a lot of protests and marches as a teenager in Melbourne but none was so...

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,...

Vumps Stumped

“Vumps” has been proclaimed as Australia’s “first comic book” – published in Sydney in 1908. Unfortunately it didn’t survive beyond the first issue, despite high...

To Marquet to draw a Fat Pig

CLAUDE MARQUET A SKETCH OF A GREAT CARTOONIST’S CAREER Gone from this earth for evermore Claude Marquet, The Worker’s official cartoonist, and undeniably one of...

Spate of great bookplate

Ex Libris When I moved my abode from house to boat a year ago, one of the most difficult decisions was how do “rationalise” a...

Unshackle Haeckel

While researching chimera (after Max Klinger) I stumbled across…. Ernst Heinrich Haeckel (1834 – 1919) There is much written about Ernst Haeckel in regards to...

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