‘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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A HOLLYWOOD DREAM

A HOLLYWOOD DREAM

  Around the world, Hollywood was a magical place in the eyes  of  those struggling during the Great Depression. Tasmania was no different. In 1933 the following article appeared in a Hobart publication.  Starstruck young people sent in their photographs and vital statistics and dared to dream.

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BAFFLING STORIES FROM BRUNY ISLAND

BAFFLING STORIES FROM BRUNY ISLAND

In 1906 there were rumours spreading on Bruny Island and mainland Tasmania that one rural Bruny family had 23 children, and that the youngsters had never seen an illustration in any form. The secretary of the charitable Victoria League’s Book Committee had expressed her concern at their

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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 still stands.   The business was actually owned by Edith, who had

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