Among the Early Ones

This is written by Lillian Foley King (nee Waldeck) in 1961. She was my Great-Grandmother, Norma King’s mother-in-law. Her Grandfather, F…

The Dryblower

After Kipling (about 3 miles.) Yes, I’ve ‘umped that bloomin’ shaker From th’ Cross to Marble Bar, An’ I’ve sampled all the rushes in atw…

Cure-All Pill of 1899

With summer just around the corner, be reminded not to be foolish enough to take a cold bath when it is very hot. But if you do and your…

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Cycling in the West

In the early goldfields days, cyclists would travel between mines and mining towns in Western Australia to deliver letters and other item…

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Tom Dimer, son of a pioneer

Tom Dimer’s German father, Heinrich (Henry), ran away from an American whaler in 1884, with two companions; Newell and Erickson. These we…

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Interview with Bill Allen

Bill Allen was born June 1902 in Darlington, England. Bill Allen’s family came out from England in 1915. They were chased by a submarine…

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