Author: pjg

Eat Less Bread

EAT LESS BREAD “London is so full of soldiers,” says Mrs. Holman, who returned yesterday from her trip to Europe, “that one wonders if any...

Hobart Town 1869

HOBART TOWN, FROM MOUNT WELLINGTON As personal impressions with regard to a place afford the best materials for describing it, this writer’s own impressions, derived...

A Flurry of Plurry Slurry

My old man didn’t swear much and the only cussing I ever really heard from him when I was a youngster was the adjective /adverb ‘Plurry’....

Wowser

John Norton, the editor of the Sydney newspaper Truth from 1891–1916 claimed to have coined the term “wowser”, saying: I first gave it public utterance...

Not aglow? Try Vitadatio!!

 VITADATIO HOW IT WAS DISCOVERED ……A certain gentleman in Launceston, Tasmania, found himself one day under an obligation to a gentleman of that town, and...

Newsy Tattle

from the ‘Frankston and Somerville Standard’, 1912-36 Old hands tell me the roads were very bad on the Peninsula in the days when our grand...

Smug Thug Drug Chug

Nazi Leader Once Dangerous Drug Addict I am able to reveal writes the Stockholm correspondent of the London ‘Daily Herald’ that Captain Goering the ruthless...

The Range of Ben Strange

Like many other cartoonists, I first noticed Ben Strange’s work while trawling through old Australian newspapers online for snippets of family history. Ben Strange was...

Cartoons

A few cartoons from old Australian newspapers (1920-1960) – click on any image to start up the slide show. Ben Bowyang – 1936-1979 Originally drawn by...

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