Category Archives: 1910-1919

Arnott’s Famous Milk Arrowroot Biscuits ‘Make Bonnie Children’ – Doreen and Edward Webb – 11a Burren Street Erskineville

Doreen Dulcie Webb, aged 2 years and one month; and Edward Eric Webb aged 4 years and 8 months of 11a Burren Street Erskineville appeared in an advertisement for Arnott’s Milk Arrowroot Biscuits in February 1919: The Australian Worker (Sydney) Thursday, … Continue reading

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Arnott’s Living Pictures – Dorothy Kathleen Cronin – 122 Union Street Erskineville – A Girl Who Loves The Biscuits

Dorothy Kathleen Cronin – the beautiful daughter of Mrs. Cronin – of 122 Union Street Erskineville was featured in newspapers around Australia for several years as ‘One of Arnott’s Living Pictures’ – appearing for the first time in print towards the end … Continue reading

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Mrs. E. J. Curtis, Paralysed with Rheumatism – Restored to Active Health by Dr. Williams’ Pink Pills

Helplessley Crippled – Wheeled About in a Chair; Hospital Treatment Hopeless. No Power to Move. Restored to Active Health by DR. WILLIAMS’ PINK PILLS. ‘As bad a case of rheumatism as there is on record, in which the patient had given … Continue reading

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Daisy’s Dripping Biscuits

In 1919, Daisy of Erskineville submitted her recipe for Dripping Biscuits to the ‘Women’s Sphere’ page of Sydney’s The Sun Newspaper. Daisy’s recipe appeared in the ‘Housewives’ Exchange’ column: ‘any kind of useful wrinkle concerning the home-cooking, dressmaking, care of children-will … Continue reading

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Arnott’s Living Pictures – Edna May McEnerney -“Adaville” – Victoria Street Erskineville

Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners’ Advocate Friday, 2 June 1916 The lovely daughter of Mrs. McEnerney made her appearance as ‘An Arnott’s Milk Arrowroot Biscuits Girl’ in 1916. Advertisements featuring young Edna May McEnerney appeared in newspapers around Australia from about … Continue reading

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1916 Erskineville Date Pudding and Snowballs – Economical, tasty and wholesome

The Sydney newspaper The Sun (1910-1954) encouraged the housewives of Sydney to submit their recipes for consideration by ‘Dinah’ (an experienced and economical cook) and inclusion in the Sunday edition’s Women’s Page recipes. On this day 100 years ago, an Erskineville resident known … Continue reading

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Doan’s Backache and Kidney Pills – Mr. John Loaney – A permanent cure after three years’ suffering

‘Doan’s Pills cure aching back, rheumatic pains, gravel, swelling of the limbs, impure blood, dizzy spells, sleeplessness, irregular heart, and counteract the harmful effects of beer, spirits and tea.’ Doan’s Backache and Kidney Pills brought peace and health to Mr. … Continue reading

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