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Old Sydney’s Physician: the Southerly Buster

...  Southerly Buster Approaches In 1910 Henry Lawson wrote the following lines celebrating Sydney’s restorative Southerly Buster; ‘Tis a glorious mission , Old Sydney’s ...

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TICK TOCK – SYDNEY’S POST OFFICE CLOCK

...  tower itself features in Henry Lawson's  1910 poem Southerly Buster. Lest We Forget (photo by Sam Hood), Remembrance Day ...

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NAME THAT BOOK! CHOOSING A TITLE

...  an epilogue to his book of humorous verse called Southerly Busters,  the  British/Australian  writer  George Herbert Gibson  (alias ...

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THE AUSSIE COCKTAIL…A LIGHTHEARTED HISTORY

...  boats on the harbour. After struggling back to port, a few Southerly Buster cocktails calm the nerves. Note that the cocktail is brandy based, to ...

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THE FLYING PIEMAN OF SYDNEY

George Street, Sydney. In the early days of the colony,  pies were  hawked around the streets of Sydney. They were  sold from portable charcoal braziers to the call of  'Hot pies!  Hot pies ....pork, beef, steak and kidney!'  ...

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Mr Eternity – Arthur Stace in WWI

Caught! Much has been written about the mysterious 'Mr Eternity', Arthur Stace, who chalked his famous one word sermon throughout the streets of Sydney. Less well known is the fact that Stace served in France during World War I and that, as with so man ...

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FERRIES; THE OLD LADIES OF SYDNEY HARBOUR

UPDATE - OCTOBER 13 2021. FAREWELL TO THE RETIRING MANLY FERRY QUEENSCLIFF. THANKS FOR YOUR SERVICE Forty years of carrying us across the water. 🚤🚢 HELLO, EDITOR DES HERE. I HOPE YOU LIKE THIS STORY ABOUT THE DEAR OLD FERRIES T ...

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