DEPRESSION ERA DINING

DEPRESSION ERA DINING

One feature of  cooking during the Great Depression, especially in rural areas, was home made kitchen ware.  I especially like the flour sifter; Kerosene was widely used in Australia for heating and lighting, and the  empty  tins provided the raw material for all manner of makeshift household

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OUR QUIRKY BLUE MOUNTAINS VILLAGES

OUR QUIRKY BLUE MOUNTAINS VILLAGES

So many communities in fire ravaged Australia are doing it tough right now, including the Blue Mountains Do come and visit if you can. I include Lithgow and villages on the Bells Line of Road in this plea, even though they are not listed here. HERE WE

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SAMMY THE BLACKHEATH RAILWAY SPARROW

SAMMY THE  BLACKHEATH RAILWAY SPARROW

A re-post of Sammy Sparrow’s story in honour of the station’s 150th birthday. A REFUGEE SPARROW FROM THE CITY Some time ago a sparrow living in Sydney’s Botanic Gardens was assaulted by a giant white ibis.  A dispute had broken out over crumbs at the café and

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FIRE, HEAT……AND A MYSTERY ‘EPIDEMIC’

FIRE, HEAT......AND  A MYSTERY 'EPIDEMIC'

UPDATE DECEMBER 24—Poor little Blackheath, under siege again.  A LONG, HOT SUMMER. Such worrying times here in the Blue Mountains and so many other  parts of the country. Officially   ‘catastrophic’ fire risk levels. I notice my husband quietly clearing undergrowth, and testing the petrol fueled water

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JACK JOHNSON FIGHTS TOMMY BURNS IN SYDNEY

JACK JOHNSON  FIGHTS TOMMY BURNS IN SYDNEY

UPDATE – As someone who  reacted with horror when  Donald Trump became President of the United States, even I have to applaud  his posthumous pardon,  on May  25th 2018,  of  the African American boxer, Jack Johnson.  In 1913 Johnson had been found guilty by an all-white jury

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