Category Archives: Historical Perspective

The Rocks: Traces of the Past Yr 3 (05): Thursday’s Special

The Rocks is an old area of Sydney with European settlement starting in 1788, soon after the first settlement at Sydney Cove. This slum area in the early days was full of sailors, convicts and prostitutes and became known as … Continue reading

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Toys I still do or wish I had: Times Past

Last months responses were wonderful and although contributions were small the comments on all the posts were wonderful and well worth reading. If you are interested in food I suggest you follow the links and read the posts as well … Continue reading

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Origins: Weekly Discover

What came first? The chicken or the egg? This philosophical question has been pondered by young children and adults alike and is often the first debate we enter when it comes to querying our origins. Everything we see, touch, smell, … Continue reading

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Hans Heyson: The Weekly Smile

Droving into the Light, 1914-21, Art Gallery of South Australia Hans Heyson was an Australian artist who lived between 1877 and 1968 (dying at 91 years of age). He was a well known name in Australia for his superb depictions … Continue reading

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Traces of the Past: Thursday’s Special

The Maypole dates back to the Iron Age (6th – 8th Century) BC. Although there are a number of schools of thought as to the meaning of the Maypole the most common is that it is an ancient fertility rite. … Continue reading

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Crazes: Times Past

Sand in the costume, ice creams, crabbing, floaty horses all rated a mention in our last prompt  Grainy Memories. For this prompt we had no Silent Generation but 7 baby boomers (2 x USA, 2 x Australian and  3 UK) and … Continue reading

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The Ramsund Carving: Traces of the Past Yr2 01; Thursdays’ Special

This rune-like picture is called a carving rather than a rune stone as it was carved on a flat outcrop of rocks rather than a standing stone around 1030. It is found near Eskilstuna in Sweden where I was lucky … Continue reading

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