Ernest Renault – A Difficult Life.

Ernest Renault - A Difficult Life.

BEFORE READING  THIS ARTICLE IT IS IMPORTANT TO HAVE  READ PART ONE OF ERNEST’S STORY. In 1937  twenty year old Ernest Renault from Launceston became the  world champion banana eater. Yes…strange, but true. 😎 After a difficult childhood  there was  a brief period when the possibilities of

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Haywood’s Biscuits

Haywood's Biscuits

Don’t you wish someone still made biscuits such  as  raspberry filled Huon Hearts  ❤️❤️😍and Tassie Creams? The latter featured chocolate filling and were stamped with  a little map of Tasmania.   I don’t know when the last Huon Heart rolled off the production line, but they were among

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Rivers Paterson – what’s in a name?

Rivers Paterson - what's in a name?

Rivers Paterson (nee Staines) was born on the day her father Thomas drowned in the Bell River, between Molong and  Wellington, in the central west of New South Wales. Thomas Staines was an ex-convict; a former blacksmith and farrier from Leicestershire. He was transported for life in

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THE LETTER HOME

THE LETTER HOME

Recently I came across a wonderful letter from my late father-in-law, Alan Conolly. In the early 1960s he was travelling the world for Silk and Textiles, the Hobart based company he worked for. Silk and Textiles was founded by Claudio Alcorso in Sydney. The factory relocated to

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