Category: Humour

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’....

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...

A Bolte from the Blue

A 1970 Larry Pickering cartoon about the last Victorian Government Premier not to attend a university, Henry Bolte. (click on images to begin slide show)

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...

Plight of the Night Cart Shite

 THE TRAIL OF THE NIGHTCART Yesterday morning Arthur Lewis appeared before the bench in answer to a summons charging him with so filling a night-cart...

Some Glum Slum Chums

SYDNEY’S SQUALID SLUMS ROUND WHERE THE GRIMY MEN LURK Rabbit-O!, Bottle-O! and Beer-O!, An Embryo Major Taylor With Mammy’s Beer,  A Battler From Out Back...

The Demon Drink

Waiheke is a lovely island in the Hauraki Gulf, east of Auckland, New Zealand. My great, great, great grandparents John Fraser and Mary Kempt were...

Good On You Grandma!

My father’s family hail from Maryborough, a lovely old country town about 170k north-west of Melbourne. The local rag, the ‘Maryborough & Dunolly Advertiser’ reported the...

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