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Old Sydney’s Physician: the Southerly Buster

...  APPEARED  IN THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. A 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 ...

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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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A ‘CAPT’N COOK’ AT THE AUSSIE COCKTAIL

...  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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SYDNEY’S FLYING PIEMAN

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

*THIS ARTICLE WAS FIRST PUBLISHED, IN A SLIGHTLY SHORTER VERSION, IN THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. FROM THE BATTLEFIELD TO SAVING SOULS.   Caught! Much has been written about the mysterious 'Mr Eternity', Arthur Stace, who chalked his famous ...

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FERRIES; THE OLD LADIES OF SYDNEY HARBOUR

  HELLO, EDITOR DES HERE. I HOPE YOU LIKE THIS STORY ABOUT THE DEAR OLD FERRIES THAT PLY SYDNEY HARBOUR. MY GUARDIAN PAULINE CONOLLY WROTE IT. I FIXED UP A FEW TYPOS. HAHAHA Editor Des Plays Advance Australia Fair on his harmonica.    ...

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