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 Dunny

Growing up in the unsewered Melbourne suburbs of Bentleigh and later Moorabbin in the 1950s, I became accustomed to the delights of the outside lavatory –...

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...

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