Category Archives: History

Enemy Aliens

During the First and Second World Wars, nationals of countries at war with Australia who were living in Australia were classed as “enemy aliens”. As soon as Italy declared war on Britain and its allies on 10th June 1940, Italian nationals … Continue reading

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Flinders St Station – Melbourne Icon

Melbourne’s iconic Flinders St Station is the one thing that has remained consistent in my lifetime of inhabiting this wonderful city and when I found this old black and white image in reasonably good condition, I naturally got the urge to … Continue reading

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The Mother of All Mothers

She “wanted it to be a holy day, a day of sentiment, not profit,”  dismissing greeting cards as “a poor excuse for the letter you are too lazy to write.” First celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial … Continue reading

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Violet Jessop ~ Miss Unsinkable

Day 363 of Colourisation Project – May 5 Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication. Lucky or unlucky? Either way she lived to tell the story through her compelling memoirs titled, … Continue reading

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In Flanders Fields ~ We are the Dead

Day 361 of Colourisation Project – May 3 Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication. Inspired by the death of his friend in combat, Canadian Officer, Major John McCrae composed one … Continue reading

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Rockefeller Lunchbreak

Day 359 of Colourisation Project – May 1 Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication. If you suffer from vertigo, today’s photo will make your stomach churn. An iconic image of New … Continue reading

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Beatrice Webb ~ Social Reformer

Day 358 of Colourisation Project – April 30 Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication.  A socialist utopian, she coined the term “collective bargaining.” She was at the core of the … Continue reading

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