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Have you seen my poncho cloak? – ep. 3 - Nothing on TV
Wherein we plunder drapers' shops, cloakrooms, and the Lost & Found column in search of the poncho cloak and its shoddy brethren. Argus (Melbourne), 23 June 1855, p. 1, column 6 Or take a look here at what else was lost and found that day The full poncho range of Benjamin Lazarus & Co., Sydney drapers – Sydney Morning Herald, 12 June 1855, p. 8, column 6 Click here to compare Lazarus's stock with that of his competitors, or here to read what his persuasive rival, Mr Marks, had to offer Argus...
The Marble Man – ep. 2 (part 1) - Nothing on TV
Wherein we trace the curious career and prehistory of a ‘petrified man’ dug out of a New South Wales marble quarry. See post for The Marble Man part 2 for further reading and links for this two-part episode.
The Marble Man – ep. 2 (part 2) - Nothing on TV
Wherein we continue to trace the curious career and prehistory of a ‘petrified man’ dug out of a New South Wales marble quarry. Further reading and links for this episode: Bathurst Free Press & Mining Journal, 21 May 1889, p. 2, columns 4-5 Read the full article in situ and see what else was happening in district news that week. from The Legend of the Petrified or Marble Man by Harry Stockdale, F. Cunninghame & Co., Sydney, 1889 Read the book online The Cardiff Giant, on display at the...
Enter the Elephant – ep. 1 - Nothing on TV
Wherein we chart the declining fortunes of a performing elephant in goldrush-era Victoria. Further reading and links for this episode: Age (Melbourne), 7 November 1854, p. 5 - or read it in situ (look at the top of column 5), to see what else was happening in the news that day. Argus (Melbourne), 16 October 1854, p. 8 - or read it in situ (column 5), to discover what else was on in Melbourne that week. Click here to read an article looking back at the Cremorne Gardens of the 1850s & '60s,...