Monthly Archives: March 2015

The Canterbury diet …

Sunday was a nice day, so we went for a walk. Nothing strenuous, just up Orroral Valley to the abandoned settlement site, and to have lunch sitting on the rocks by the river. Our walking lunches tend to the basic … Continue reading

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Antique literacy …

What did it mean to be literate in antiquity, or indeed in the eighteenth century, or in any other age where schooling was variable and there was a great range of standards and capabilities. Clearly in both the eighteenth century … Continue reading

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C16 Portuguese wine jar from Eden ?

From those of you who don’t know, Eden is a fishing and former whaling town way down the south east coast of New South Wales and the last settlement of any size before you ‘turn the corner’ at Green Cape … Continue reading

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Living Pictures in the Albanian style …

Living pictures in the Albanian style. Now that’s a phrase if ever there was one. It’s from the journal of one of the Rothschild daughters describing a holiday in Scarborough in 1858 and refers to the spectacle of swimmers, presumably … Continue reading

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