Dollars or rum: Early Australian currency [by J. H. M. Abbott, 1 April 1931]

[Editor: An article about Australia’s early forms of currency, including rum, Spanish dollars, and “holey dollars”. Written by John Henry Macartney Abbott (1874-1953). Published in The World’s News, 1 April 1931.] Dollars or rum Early Australian currency. By J.H.M. Abbott At the present time, when Australia is being requested to give attention and consideration to […]

Here and There [poem by “Kookaburra”, 30 January 1931]

[Editor: A poem by “Kookaburra”. Published in The Advertiser (Hurstbridge, Vic.), 30 January 1931.] Here and There. Note. — One of our friends writes these lines under the nom de plume of “Kookaburra.” He is well known in his district, but his retiring modesty causes him to shrink from being dubbed the “Poet Laureate” of […]

Jacko [23 May 1931]

[Editor: A light-hearted article about a pet magpie. Published in The Sydney Morning Herald, 23 May 1931.] Jacko. It was a frightened, baby magpie which travelled from Dubbo in a small box, looking as though its hold on life was frail. But “we have changed all that.” Jacko is now “monarch of all,” including our […]

The Lachlan Valley: Vast conservation scheme [18 April 1931]

[Editor: Published in The Sydney Morning Herald, 18 April 1931. Part two of two articles on the Lachlan Valley (part one was published on 11 April 1931).] The Lachlan Valley. Vast conservation scheme. (By L. Peacock.) II. The purposes of the Lachlan River Water conservation scheme as set out by the Water Conservation and Irrigation […]

The Lachlan Valley: Its beauty and importance [11 April 1931]

[Editor: Published in The Sydney Morning Herald, 11 April 1931. Part one of two articles on the Lachlan Valley (part two was published on 18 April 1931).] The Lachlan Valley. Its beauty and importance. (By L. Peacock.) I. It was an event of deep historic and geographic interest, as well as one of great material […]