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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Sir Francis Smith’s Stolen Silver

Sir Francis Smith's Stolen Silver

Sir Francis Smith(1809-1909) was Tasmania’s Chief Justice  and also its fifth Premier. He lived in a grand home in prestigious  Holebrook Place,  which formed part of  Hobart’s Davey Street.   On May 24, 1870  Sir Francis and his wife Sarah hosted a party to celebrate Queen Victoria’s

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MISS VICKERY AND HER RARE TASMANIAN STAMPS

MISS VICKERY AND HER RARE TASMANIAN STAMPS

Amy Alfreda Vickery inherited two warehouses in Sydney’s Goulburn Street when her wealthy father Ebenezer Vickery  died in 1906. Two years later the warehouses would fund  a mansion Amy built on The Boulevarde in Strathfield, called Lauriston. Miss Vickery’s other indulgence was philately and she built up

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‘MAD’ TOM DAVEY’S OTHER GRANDDAUGHTER, MARY SCOTT

'MAD' TOM DAVEY'S OTHER GRANDDAUGHTER, MARY SCOTT

This interesting  piece has been contributed by a long term associate of mine, Robin Walsh. Robin is acknowledged  as Australia’s  foremost expert on the Macquarie era. For many years he was Librarian at Macquarie University. He edited and compiled the book, In Her Own Words; the Writings

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