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  • BRIDGES BROS. & THE WILLOW STRIPPERS
    BRIDGES BROS. & THE WILLOW STRIPPERS
    Bridges Bros. was established in 1857 by English born Samuel Bridges, at 142 Elizabeth Street, Hobart. He produced all manner of wicker furniture, prams and baskets. Mr Bridges had learnt the skills of wicker weaving in Hereford, where he had grown up. There was an early setback...
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Humour – latest article

  • EDITOR DES - ARCHAEOLOGIST (Amateur)
    EDITOR DES – ARCHAEOLOGIST (Amateur)
    Hello, Editor Des here. We have been doing a lot landscaping around our new house, digging trenches for pipes and stuff like that. I was helping the men the other day when I spotted something VERY interesting. It looked a bit like the moon, or a miniature...
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Travel – latest article

  • WOOLLOOMOOLOO.....FULL CIRCLE
    WOOLLOOMOOLOO…..FULL CIRCLE
    First up, a silly riddle about Woolloomooloo by C.J. Dennis; Yes, that’s eight o’s. 😛 It’s a small jump to the puzzle of which Aussie icon rhymes with Woolloomooloo. WOOLLOOMOOLOO – affectionately dubbed ‘the Loo’. It once had a reputation as a rough and ready sort of...
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Latest Blog Posts

  • JOE VIAL - THE VIOLINIST LOST TO WAR
    JOE VIAL – THE VIOLINIST LOST TO WAR
    Joe Vial was a child prodigy, amazing audiences with his violin performances from a very young age. He was often featured in the local newspaper; ‘Last but not least was the youthful Joe Vial, who executed a number of violin solos with a perfection of tone and...
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  • A Cuckoo Dove comes to visit.
    A Cuckoo Dove comes to visit.
    A visitor appeared at our studio door in the Blue Mountains recently; a delightful, brown cuckoo dove. We know him quite well. During heavy rain, he likes to shelter here in the garage. Hearing him outside the Studio door was a bit unexpected though. My partner Rob...
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  • THE SHADOW - FRANK FAHY
    THE SHADOW – FRANK FAHY
    ‘The Shadow’ was Francis (Frank) Maurice Fahy (1897-1978) one of Sydney’s first and most successful undercover police officers. He operated from the 1920s until his retirement thirty years later. Access to his scrapbook at the Library of NSW is still heavily restricted due to the sensitive nature...
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  • A SWINDLER FROM SYDNEY IN HOBART
    A SWINDLER FROM SYDNEY IN HOBART
    A swindler often goes by many names and when a Sydney crook with a nefarious plan turned up in Hobart in January 1870, he was calling himself Alexander Lambert. He booked in at the The Rock Hotel in Elizabeth Street. After a couple of weeks he departed,...
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