After the fire in the sugar store


Raw sugar was refined through many processes to make the product stable and durable as well as pure. One hazard that could not be eliminated was fire. And when fire caught hold, the spectacle matched

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Nice girls wear stockings

A manager visiting the research laboratory was horrified to observe that the young female chemists - mainly "nice" North Shore girls from private schools - were bare legged. On enquiring, he was told

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No Popery

No Catholics Please!

Norm, a foreman at the caneite factory, trained young men to be supervisors including Bruce, a 25-year-old whose father held an executive position in CSR. Bruce was keeping company with a Catholic gir

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Weathercock made in 1900 to celebrate the Relief of Mafeking, reinstated in 2010

The Story of the Weathercock

What connection can there possibly be between a famous episode in the Boer War (1899-1902, fought between Britain and Boer republics in South Africa, with Australian contingents joining in ) and the C

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