DOLLS’ HOUSES – RAISING FUNDS IN WWII

DOLLS' HOUSES -  RAISING FUNDS IN WWII

The three dolls’ houses in this story were raffled to support the Red Cross in sending comfort parcels to Australian prisoners of war. The first mentioned was constructed and designed by the Apex Club of Tasmania. The name ‘Young Bill’ was used in publicity material to represent

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X-RAY MYSTERY AT LITHGOW

X-RAY MYSTERY AT  LITHGOW

In the 1930s the general public still regarded an X-Ray plate with incomprehension and wonder. When a 65 year old coal miner underwent an X-ray of his lungs at Lithgow Hospital the bizarre result only increased that feeling. Beside Thomas Jackson’s ribs was a clear picture of

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WHITE CLIFFS OPAL ROBBERY

WHITE CLIFFS OPAL ROBBERY

On January 19 1902, a buyer at the remote NSW mining town of White Cliffs received an order to supply several hundred pounds worth of opal to a jeweller in Melbourne. Being Sunday, the buyer was unable to insure or register the precious parcel. A risky decision

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GOLDEN GIFTS FOR A GOVERNOR’S DAUGHTER

GOLDEN GIFTS FOR A GOVERNOR'S DAUGHTER

Mary Stewart (nee FitzRoy) was the only daughter of Governor Charles FitzRoy. She was living in England with her husband Keith Stewart when her mother, Lady FitzRoy, was killed in a tragic carriage accident at Government House, Parramatta in December 1847. At this point the Stewarts had

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