Posts Tagged Royal Easter Show

Guy Menzies; A Life Lived At Fast Forward – Part One

Guy Menzies;   A Life Lived At Fast Forward - Part One

GUY MENZIES – BOY RACER Guy Menzies was  born in  the Sydney suburb of Drummoyne in 1909, the son of   a well known doctor. He was a handful for his parents from the word go. Sometimes he would pinch stationery from his father’s surgery and write  sick notes to

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Moments With Minties.

Moments With Minties.

ARE MINTIES NUMBER ONE? It would be hard to name  Australia’s most iconic  lolly  (that’s a  sweet or candy to non Aussies)  Fantails? Jaffas?  Life Savers? Minties must surely be a contender.   They were invented in 1922, by James Stedman, son of Australia’s first  large-scale confectioner. Mintie wrappers are

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EDITOR DES GOES TO THE EASTER SHOW

EDITOR DES GOES TO THE EASTER SHOW

THE BIGGEST SHOW IN TOWN Last week we  went to the Royal Easter Show in Sydney.  It’s a huge fair, and  farmers and gardeners take their produce along and win prizes. Well some of them win. I wanted to enter  some of my vegetables, but Pauline Conolly  (she’s my guardian)

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Editor Des and the Halloween Pumpkin.

Editor Des and the Halloween Pumpkin.

  Hello, here is a rather sad story about my Halloween pumpkin. I forget when I planted the seeds, and also what kind they were. And maybe I was a bit late getting them in. Our bees seemed to have left when the lavender and thyme and all

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WHAT DO YOU THINK THIS IS…BUSH WEEK?

WHAT DO YOU THINK THIS IS...BUSH WEEK?

  Today we romanticize the  Australian bush,  but a century ago the term had  more  negative connotations. The pioneers who had cleared the land  were often perceived as dim witted yokels by their  city slicker cousins.   This was made  very clear  in 1918, when attempts were made

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ROYAL BATHURST SHOW IS A WINNER!

ROYAL BATHURST SHOW IS A WINNER!

BIG DAY OUT! The month of May can be a bit nippy in the central west of New South Wales. However, for the organizers of the Royal Bathurst Show there is a bonus.  Inside the showground are giant elms, in full autumn glory. Having attended Sydney’s Royal

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A Mother’s Love Expressed in Reading Aloud.

Fifty five  years ago I was a wide eyed, sharp eared kid growing up on Tasmania’s North West Coast.  One weekend my mother and  I visited her brother’s family in a nearby town.  Over afternoon tea my aunt  described an incident that had taken place a few

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