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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AIR RAID ACTION IN ULVERSTONE

When WWII began, the Tasmanian government did not consider that air raid shelters and measures such as blackouts would be necessary. However, when Japan  bombed Peal Harbour on December 7 1941 and subsequently attacked  Darwin, everything changed. ‘Surface shelters in Tasmania should soon be an accomplished fact…….The

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HILDA RIX NICHOLAS – ART AND WAR

HILDA RIX NICHOLAS - ART AND WAR

The Australian born artist Hilda Rix (1884-1961) was living and working in France when war broke out in 1914. She abandoned her studio at the Etaples  artists’ colony and fled to London with her widowed mother and her older sister Elsie. Many of her pictures were left 

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WINSTON THE PLATYPUS – A WWII CASUALTY 😥

WINSTON THE  PLATYPUS - A WWII CASUALTY 😥

In the midst of WWII, British P.M. Winston Churchill, decided he would like to have – a live platypus! 😨 After Australia’s Prime Minister John Curtin gave his assent, naturalist David Fleay was given the task of preparing a young male and organizing its voyage to England

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DOLLS’ HOUSES – RAISING FUNDS IN WWII

DOLLS' HOUSES -  RAISING FUNDS IN WWII

The three dolls’ houses in this story were raffled to support the Red Cross in sending comfort parcels to Australian prisoners of war. The first mentioned was constructed and designed by the Apex Club of Tasmania. The name ‘Young Bill’ was used in publicity material to represent

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