Monthly Archives: November 2019

Another nineteenth century post box

In quite a few places in Victoria you can come across old colonial post boxes – sometimes even still in use as in the early example I spotted in Port Fairy. Well, Beechworth we don’t have any old pattern boxes … Continue reading

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Toilet Parlours

There, I was innocently working away documenting old pharmacy bottles when I came across one that caused me quite a degree of puzzlement: it’s from Lane’s Pharmacy in Wangaratta. It’s difficult to see from the picture but underneath the Lane’s … Continue reading

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Egyptomania

I’ve become interested recently in Egyptomania – the sudden engagement of western countries with Ancient Egypt in the nineteenth century. Egyptomania spawned a whole range of things – from the Egypt Exploration Society to the Amelia Peabody novels and is … Continue reading

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