The mystery hikes of 1932

The mystery hikes of 1932

In 1932 five mystery hikes around Sydney were organised by the railways, with the department store F.J. Palmer and Sons as the commercial sponsor. Hikers purchased a two-shilling train ticket and joined a train from Central Station to a mystery destination. The hikes, held on Sundays, were enormously popular. The first Mystery Hike was from … Continue reading

The Victory Gardens

The Victory Gardens

Once the call-to-action of governments during World War ll, victory gardening is making a comeback.  Victory gardens in suburbia were created in Australia, Britain and the USA during WW ll as a solution to food shortages during the war. In January 1942 the Prime Minister, John Curtin, launched “Dig for Victory”, a publicity campaign urging … Continue reading

Selfies through the Ages

Selfies through the Ages

Another day, another selfie hashtag emerges.  More recent tags  include “no makeup selfie’, “selfie after sex”, “selfie at a funeral” and today  I came across this hilarious headline: “Kim Kardashian attacked by a baby elephant while taking a selfie in Thailand”. (Don’t try that one at home, kids.) Selfie was named word of the year by … Continue reading