WOOLLOOMOOLOO…..FULL CIRCLE

WOOLLOOMOOLOO.....FULL CIRCLE

First up, a silly riddle about Woolloomooloo by C.J. Dennis; Yes, that’s eight o’s. 😛 It’s a small jump to the puzzle of which Aussie icon rhymes with Woolloomooloo. WOOLLOOMOOLOO – affectionately dubbed ‘the Loo’. It once had a reputation as a rough and ready sort of

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PUDDING & PIES AT PARLIAMENT HOUSE

PUDDING & PIES AT PARLIAMENT HOUSE

The original Parliament House in Canberra was opened by the Duke and Duchess of York on May 9, 1927. The luncheon menu appeared in the papers. Turtle soup would be frowned on nowadays, but I thought Canberra pudding was a creative touch. CANBERRA PUDDING The following recipe

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THE STRANGE CASE OF DR. DRUMMOND – PART ONE

THE STRANGE CASE OF DR. DRUMMOND - PART ONE

Dr Edward Drummond had undertaken his medical training in Edinburgh, and spent time in England and Italy. His entry in the 1886 Australian Medical Directory read ‘Formerly Physician Scots. Coll, Rome, Sidmouth Dispensary etc. ‘ He had recently arrived in Sydney from South Africa and was initially

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NOT THE BEST ‘HUSBAND’ – THE SHOOTING OF EDITH SMITH

NOT THE BEST  'HUSBAND' - THE SHOOTING OF EDITH SMITH

Edith and George Smith married in Queenstown around 1913. They later moved to the Hobart suburb of New Town, where they ran a general store on the corner of Carlton and Pedder Streets. The building pictured below is likely to have been the store. The business was

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