NIGHTMARE NECKS!

NIGHTMARE NECKS!

When I was attending the Ulverstone  primary school in Tasmania in the mid 1950s, a  responsible monitor (rarely me!) would dole out tiny white goitre tablets. I don’t think  we kids  gave this a second thought as we gulped them down with our school milk. It was

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Dolly Pegs

Dolly Pegs

A SMALL PIECE OF WOOD Apparently wooden ‘dolly pegs’ were originally  hand made by Gypsies in the UK, who sold them door to door.  Sometimes they were carved from hedgerow wood, sometimes they were just a couple of sticks  bound together with strips of tin. In Tasmania 

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WAR NEVER ENDING

WAR NEVER ENDING

PRIVATE ARTHUR  WILLIAM SINGLETON – SERVICE NUMBER 301 Aged 20, Tasmanian born Arthur Singleton enlisted in the 12th Battalion, one of the first raised in Australia. He was a farmer’s son, and  had already served in the state’s volunteer military service for several years.  Like many young

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Willow Court Morgue

Willow Court Morgue

In light of my  recent blog  about my work-in-progress, A Butterfly On His Shoulder, the timing of a media report from Tasmania  (October 22)  is truly bizarre.  It seems  the morgue, part of the historic Willow Court complex  at the New Norfolk  asylum where Arthur spent most

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